Categories Food

A Night At The Honeywell

I mentioned The Honeywell in my last post entitled “The Love Above 125th Street” that highlighted some Harlem businesses.  I recently went back so I could order off their secret menu, and sip libations from a lava lamp.  It completely makes sense to enjoy a drink out of a lava lamp at a retro themed bar.  Check out some pictures from my groovy evening at The Honeywell, and be sure to check out their Instagram page as well.

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

La Palabra Mia
The Wallflower & Burro Loco
Gin based drink in a lava lamp

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Harlem Bars: Showing Above 125th Some Love

Harlem is unlike any other neighborhood in New York City, and it has been my home for almost 4 years.  Since living in this neighborhood I find it very important to support the local businesses in my hood from my cleaners, to my shoe repair, local clothing stores, restaurants, and bars.  I feel as if when it comes to the restaurant/bar scene in Harlem things above 125th street are sometimes an afterthought for most people.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to grab a good drink above 125th.

 

The Honeywell – This bar is located on the lower level of a building in which you are not able to see directly into from walking past.  This being said, it creates this level of suspense before you walk into this bar that transports you back to the 70’s with their dimmed yellow lights and retro wallpaper.  This bar does not  JUST have tentative bartenders that serve up great drinks, but puts on a damn great show while making them.  They accept reservations via their website, and is great for large groups and offer great bar bites.  Be prepared to fall in love and cheat on current fav bartenders.

3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

The Wallflower

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ICYMI: Dior Resort 2018 

Theme: Dior meets the Wild West Location: calabasas, California 


Using the Las Virgenes Canyon as the backdrop for there Resort 2018 Show, Dior has taken the fashionista to the wild side. With hot air balloons donning “Dior Savauge”. 


Drawing inspiration from the Lascaux cave in the south of France for her second Resort collection, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri mixed prints from historic cave with lace, hardware, leather and fur!



As models stutter down the dirt runway in boots and sandals, Rihanna, Demi Moore and Olivia Palermo sat front row. Solange rocked the stage at the afterparty as everyone sipped on Hennessy! Classy! 


Photos: Getty

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Fashion, Men Fashion, Music, Photography, Story, The Look

Happy Birthday Chris Brown 


Though you were finally served those restraining order papers on your birthday by Karrueche Tran, that doesn’t negate that fact that you are still R&B’s most stylish crooner…so cheers to you and your style!  

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Categories Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Fashion, Photography, The Look

The Met Recap

As we all know the Met Gala took place May 1st, the world anxiously awaited for celebs to either fall flat or rise to the occasion. This years theme Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcon. Simple right.While our faves captivated the white carpet, the memo was missed again this year by many. Now, the average Joe might not understand the concept of the Met Gala but its a costume gala that has taken place since 1971. Key word: COSTUME.But I digress. 
Back to the Subject at hand. Best dressed and WORST. While there were many who looked stunning, there were many that were lackluster. 

BEST DRESSED 

1) Rihanna 

2) Halle Berry 
3)Priyanka Chopra 

4) Zoe Kravitz 

5) Solange 

WORST DRESSED 

1) Sophia Ritchie 

2) Kendall Jenner 

 3) Nicki Minaj

4) Lupita Nyongo 


5)Selena Gomez 

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Categories Art, Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Sales, The Look

Balmain/L’Oréal Collaboration


I see myself in Balmain by Loreal! 
Loreal and Balmain have teamed up for a for a lipstick collaboration that will have us all outside of our neighborhood walgreens or rite aid. The 3 theme 12 shade collection will debut in September at Paris Fashion Week and an exclusive “jewel edition” that will be carried at Balmain.

“With L’Oréal Paris, Rousteing brings the raw creativity with which he has reinvented Balmain, from the Paris runways to his first ever beauty collection,” L’Oréal and Balmain said in a joint statement. “Accessible beauty and high fashion now have a symbolic meeting point: This new Color Riche limited collection with Balmain Paris.”

Finally they are getting it right. Not all of us have the deep pockets to buy a $40 lipstick. I’m sure sick of it!

Photo: fiona torre 

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Categories Fashion, The Look

Chanel Cruise 2018


When you can’t find a venue to feature your collection you create one. That’s exactly what Karl Lagerfeld did. Lagerfeld brought Greece to Paris at the Grand Palais in Paris this afternoon. Replicating the Temple of Poseidon, models emerged from the ruins donning tunics, cream knits, embellished jewelry and gold plated leaf sunglesses that will have my bank account on empty.
To be honest, the Grecian looks is always so effortless and perfect for the fashion Aphrodite like myself. It’s simple yet so chic and elegant. 

Karl, send me a pair of lace up heels!!!!


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Categories Food

Menu Preview at Zio

If you cannot tell from my IG feed and previous post I am a FAN of Zio Ristorante.  They lured me with their happy hour and stole my heart with their food.  They recently invited me to come and preview their May lunch prix fix menu, and what food blogger can say no to that?  Each month their 3 course lunch menu changes, and for a whopping $20 you can eat like a king or queen.  The quality, presentation, and portions will leave you wanting to snap a pics for the Gram and scheduling all future lunch dates at this restaurant.  Lets dive into this menu!

The starters for the May menu included Zuppa, Insalata, and Calamari.  The Zuppa is a puree of green peas that is served warmed and has a hint of mint.  The Zuppa has a great balance of the peas and the mint, the mint actually provided a delicate after taste.  The Insalata includes mixed greens, strawberries, pumpkin seeds, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic vinaigrette.  This salad screams spring and summertime because it is light and refreshing.  The calamari had to be my favorite from the appetizer section of the menu.  The grilled calamari included mango, cherry tomatoes, and fennel.  This perfectly grilled calamari just melts in your mouth.

 

Zuppa
Insalata

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