A few months ago, the stars aligned, and led me to win a free Jet Blue ticket that would take me anywhere in the continental US and a few places in Latin America. All I knew was that I wanted to go somewhere I’d never been before, and as far as the tickets would get me. For a while it seemed like the tickets would go to waste, as vacation plans just seemed to be falling through. Then the stars sprang into motion again, lighting a path to the home of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar: COLOMBIA.
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If you remember Lupe’s “Hip Hop Saved My Life” then you undoubtedly remember the voice singing the hook. Nikki Jean breathy vocals caught my attention, and I was fortunate to hear more just last week at the Delancey. I believe her album drops in the fall, so check out the video above, and support her cause. She just seems too nice not to succeed. Enjoy!
Last night my plan was go to Williamsburg Hall of Music, then go to bed early. Unfortunately the not-so-nice owners of space had different plans. The show put on by super star promotions group Timeless NYC had to be relocated, and for the better. We found ourselves in the intimate confines of a Tribeca gallery, hypnotized by the magnetic confidence of Zoe Kravitz. Above she covers the late and great Rick James smash “Super Freak”. She gets it from her Daddy!
So I know I haven’t posted anything in a while. So I’m making my return to Nosalikes :) count. Tonight a very special event will be happening with writer/overall great person Shawn Lawrence James hosting Timeless NYC at the Delancey, NYC. Excited to check out Zoe Kravitz sing, and have Curtis Santiago meet the high expectations set by Mr. Lawrence.
So if you have the time, come through for some drinks, and hits.
With a shared Creole culture and history, the communities in New Orleans and Haiti have both been victim to natural disaster.
Please join us for drinks on Sunday, April 25th at the Delancey Lounge. With music that shakes your soul from DJ Treats, DJette Luna Vega, and Kraff Swagger, and delicious cocktails from New Orleans’ own Sazerac Rye Whiskey, and Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt.
100% of funds raised will go to United Saints Recovery Project (www.unitedsaints.org), New Orleans and SOS Children’s Village in Haiti (http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/pages/default.aspx).
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, April 25th
168 Delancey Street,
New York, NY 10002
5 bucks before 8pm, 10 after
Can’t make it? We’ll still take your money! Please click on the donate button to make payments through paypal!
Tiger returned to golf today, but not before Nike, his most loyal sponsor aired this commercial. The voice heard here is that of Tiger’s late father, inquiring into Tiger’s decision making process. Personally I think this is brilliant. The company acknowledges the scandal, however they are showing Tiger in a conversation with his dad, or what could be considered conscience. In my opinion, it seems to speak to the fact that in sports or in our every day lives, when its over and the lights go out, the only person left to answer to is the voice of our conscience. I hope Tiger kicks ass on the green today. What do you think?
So I spent a very intense weekend at Columbia University, covering the African Economic Forum…go ahead an laugh! It was such an inspiring event, and I felt like everyone in the room was about to run home and purchase one way tickets back home. Yeah, it was that good. Other than meeting a ton of great people, I ran into James Branson who introduced me to Of Rags. Check out the hoodie above you know you wants in. Below is more info on the fair-trade company. Fashion for a cause…me likey!
Two young designers, RAAM, a Ghanaian, and J. Branson, an American,
founded Of Rags in 2009 with the idea of making clothing that makes a difference.
Not only is each item from Of Rags a unique work of art handmade in fair trade conditions; in addition, 40% of the profits benefit The Of Rags Foundation, a non-profit organization and tool for the sustainable development of public health and education initiatives.
The Foundation is currently partnered with a school for children with special educational needs in Accra, Ghana in order to establish a much needed scholarship program.
Of Rags is the product of globalization.
Of Rags aims to globalize the localized. Of Rags’ clothing is art.
Of Rags’ mission is hope. But most of all, Of Rags is what you make of it.
I’m usually adverse to online shopping, as a girl who needs to feel fabric on my skin, and take glance in the mirror a hundred times, in a million different poses. However, on this on Asos.com might change my mind. Asos has created The Barbie Lounge, featuring our favorite doll in several versions of the little black dress. Wait it gets better! Not only can you buy the dolls, but you can buy lifesize cuts for yourself, and these dresses are superfly. Now everyone can be a Barbie girl.
While your at it check out Asos Africa.