Yesterday, me and my cousin went to have brunch at Comptoir Général which is one of my absolute favorite spots in Paris! The food is great, the music is always funky and I love their “Ghetto Museum”. Yesterday was also the last day of the Oumar Ly exhibition, a photographer from Senegal, and I really like his work. Here are some of his beautiful pictures :
Pictures from here.
Couldn’t have said it better! I laughed so much watching this.
Me and my sisters took a road trip to Charleston, SC (from Charlotte, NC) a few months ago and went to a beautiful market where we met the artist Sabree. We were looking for a gift to bring back to our cousin who just got married when I saw her painting called “Hat Appeal”. Looking at this young black lady reminded me of me and I said : “she must have thought about me painting this”.
Here is why. I left the safest place on earth (my family) to chase my dreams and follow my heart. It lead me to Paris. I’m still here and so many time have I asked myself if I did the right thing. In March last year, I posted “I’m with hat” on this blog and ”Hat Appeal” showed my the sign I needed; yes, I did the right thing. #maktub
Sabree’s description to “Hat Appeal” : “A woman who loves fashion, patterns and colors. She is most confident and speaks her mind. There is most definitely a little bit of hat-attitude in “Hat Appeal”.
I’m usually not a fan of big trends, seasonal “it” things that you “must have” in your closet etc. But, since trends does go hand in hand with fashion and styling, I sometimes get obsessed with a trend. Like this season, the combination of black and white is all over the fashion world. I fell hard for this long sleeve button-up shirt from AA.
On this day two years ago, my little prince was born. Yes, I call my nephew my prince since he is very precious to me. He is not just the cutest thing ever, he is also on of the few boys in my family. I literally hate being away from him and my family so much but I keep him with me in my heart wherever I go. To my little prince: happy birthday and auntie loves you very much!
Here is the deal. I love to sleep and if I don’t get my 8 hours of sleep each night I become a very unbearable person. Since I know that, I make sure I get enough sleep so that I can manage to face a new day with a smile. However, being on vacation with my family in Charlotte, N.C last summer was one of the hardest challenges in my life!
I was jetlagged the whole trip and I got sick so it resulted in me falling asleep as soon as I sat down somewhere. My sisters had a blast capturing all of my sleepy moments and at the end of the trip, there were more pictures of me sleeping than smiling. Oh well, I had a good rest at least!