Tuesday, February 18, 2014

An awesome Fashion "DO"

A Fashion Must in my eyes is to be BOLD, COLORFUL, AND EXPRESS YOURSELF ! NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE THINK! This lady, Brittany did just that. She's MY fashion DO of the day! Met her in Connecticut today while my niece got a passport, outside the passport office. She was gracious enough to let me take a photo of her and post it on my blog. She's an inspiration for me. Lots of color and very Bold! I love her look. Very harajuku!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

MyMoon Restaurant

I called MyMoon restaurant, the manager answer, I ask if their all booked with reservations?, his reply was"Yes".  I then asked if he had availability now? He replied "Ah, Yes". I said "ok" then quickly hung up. It was only around 7:30pm. I told My wife to DRIVE! We were only 5 mins. away .  When we walked in, not looking all dressed upbut bundled up instead , the manager looked down at us and asked if we had reservations? We looked around at a near empty restaurant. Surprised and insulted. I told him I had been the one who called. Ahhhhhh. That shook his memory. "Ahh, yes!You called!" Handed the guy menus for us and placed us in the way back. Way way way back. So our "ugly selves" by their standards could be hinden. We sat down and ordered a bottle of prosecco, which was excellent, eventhough overpriced-but that's to be expected.  We did not order any appetizers just straight to entrées. I had the hanger steak with vegetables, she had the sea bass with the BEST I'VE EVER TASTED FRIED POTATOES (cylinder shaped with a delicious sauce inside). I mean this when I say best ever fried potatoes. This should be sold as a huge dish of it's own!!!! I've tried fried potaoes, and french fries from all over and this one was the most delightful. It almost made up for their attitude.  The atmosphere was beautiful, though I wish we hadn't have been put near the bathroom. Their attitude was unforgiveable. Judging us solely on our coats! How rude! The hanger steak was good as were the vegetables and the sea bass but not excellent. Then came the deliciously SOUNDING dessert. Vanilla creme with liquor and rasberry creme something...I'm not describing it well because it ending up tasting the opposite!!! Reddi whip tastes better than the dessert they gave us!!! The dessert was HORRID!!!Simply horrid. I can't believe they served that, none the less it was very very TINY and $10! For something the slightest bit bigger than a shot glass! I sent it back and they were in shock! I don't understand how anyone ate it before! They asked me what I didn't like about it. I answered "Everything. It had no flavor." Other than that our dinner wasn't worth the price. I did love the FRIED POTATOES though. But the rest of the dinner wasn't impressive. But the space is amazing! Wish the ALL the food was just as amazing as the space. Our waiter was gracious and nice, so I left a big tip, because I'm not an asshole. It wasn't the waiters fault.

Cheers!
Here's to reviewing more places!
-B

Sunday, February 2, 2014

One of my most favorite people

One of my most favorite people passed away this week, my mother-in-law. She was like a mother to me. My soon to be wife and me took her to doctor appointments,  chemotherapy,  had sleepovers where she slept in our bed between us. She suffered from brain cancer for 8 years. She became wheelchair bound two years after being diagnosed, after what they think was a seizure left her body weak and unable to walk ever again. The saddest thing was her favorite thing to do was dance. And she was unable to dance again. She spent birthdays at my house with my fiancée and I, her husband, who I call Papi, and our children and my mom and sister. Weekends she'd come over to sleepover and spend time with us and my family and the kids. She'd sleep in our bed next to me and we cuddle. Other weekends or weekdays we'd go to her house and visit with or without the kids. At the end, she was at home with hospice with no more chemo the cancer had spread too much to help anymore. I knew her before she was ill and when she was ill. I've known the family for 12 years.  Her mom and I became so close in the end years.  I miss her so much. Everyday I cry multiple times. It comes in waves. One minute I'm okay the next I'm crying. She was an amazing lady. Taught me so much about love, life, faith, food, and spirit. I know she's with my love and I right now here in our house watching over all of us. May she be the true angel she was always meant to be. I will never forget her ever. May she finally be at peace. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Getting married to my true love

Getting married to my fiancée. A small wedding at city clerk before our big one later on probably when it gets warmer. She's my everything. Always looks and smells great like a flower. She's my passion after 12 years! I'll love her beyond death. Our kids call her mommy. They love her so. Dancing with her makes me feel like a teenager. We're getting married during Fashion Week...HOW FASHIONABLE OF US?!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

"Dare to be different"

I've collected wigs since I was twelve years old. With my babysitting money.  And wore a different one to school everyday. Pink long, back short, didn't matter. I was called "strange", "weird", but in actuality people wish they had my guts to be openly different and not the same in high school and junior high. Now I have a large collection of wigs from way back when till now. Some didn't make the trip of time , most did, all are synthetic.  None are real. Could never afford real hair wigs. But now none fit over my dreads anyways so therey're here for photography and my kids and family. Lesson here- always dare to be different, no matter what's at stake. When you're true to yourself it's worth it.


Photo of me taken by brian rawson

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dinner with celebrities

Last week M and I had dinner with celebrities. The manager (wonderful, good looking, funny, charmer of a man) of Madiba ( a terrific South African restaurant in brooklyn on dekalb) he cooked the most delicious dinner ever for all of us. The company was U.N. Ambassador of Botswana, such a charming, handsome man, beautiful young man, and wonderful brilliant and gorgeous women fashion and all around business entrepreneurs from South Africa. All the company was so brilliant,  charming, beautiful, and funny. They made me feel at home, despite them being smarter than me by far even about my own country. They were all so wonderful. I felt like I had known them in another lifetime. I'd love to go to Botswana and South Africa with them someday soon, just gotta save up for airfare. Always wanted to travel the world!! Especially with such great friends!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Good Awards at RoofTop Lounge!







A great charity event,  I was lucky enough to be invited to go to by Mitchel Acks, a wonderful man. This event celebrates the people that work in or with somehow the diamond industry and/or Africa and gives back to the mining community in Africa by making hospitals and schools providing healthcare and education to those in need. Its a wonderful charity and organization. Russel simmons was supposed to be there couldn't make it . Usually I'd be sadden by this, but there wasn't a lack of great people at the event! Charming Ambassadors, wonderful jewelers, funny Presidents of companies galore. It was a charity I was so lucky and extremely proud to be at. Such a blessing.