July 29, 2010
Currently I’m in St. Kitts vacationing and it got me to thinking about how many people would never think about coming here or about leaving the United States. This island is not as developed as a tourist destination as others in the Caribbean but it is filled with tons of history, our history (i.e Nevis had one of the biggest slave markets in the Caribbean). Princess Di and Queen Elizabeth have visited and vacationed here but sometimes we don’t feel compelled to do any traveling unless Jay-z or other rappers boast about a destination in their raps. Then that island or vacation spot is swamped with people who may not necessarily be concerned with the people or the customs.
Rumor has it, that some of these rappers, before they were enlightened, were not inclined to leave the comfort zone of America until someone showed them. As a community we tend to be insular and don’t take the initiative to look outside our front door of the possibilities that await us. Most of us don’t live the rapper lifestyle and our experiences may be very different from theirs when we visit the “trend spot”. However we want to say we’ve been to St. Tropez because Jay-z and Beyonce were vacationing there on bossip.com. I wouldn’t recommend St. Kitts to anyone unless you are interested in mountain climbing, water sports, or just relaxing. There is definitely no major nightlife out here. However there are so many other places to explore and so many places to visit. I’m saving my pennies together for my “dream destinations”, Greek Isles, Egypt, Thailand, etc. There is nothing wrong with expanding your horizons a little. Strive to be the trendsetter instead of the trend follower! I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
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July 24, 2010
Guys, there is nothing sexier than a fly sweater with great detail. This season focus on unique collars. Also military style coats are in fashion.
Christian Louboutin Men are hitting this fall with a bang! Also a lot of olive and brown tones this season for men!
More to come…
July 22, 2010
I’m such a leather fanatic.
More to come…
July 21, 2010
Known as Ms. Paula Campbell to most….. She is beautiful, talented, and an established singer/songwriter in the Baltimore area. When I first met Ms. Campbell, her doe-like eyes told a different story than her harsh reality. Growing up in the streets of Baltimore gave her an edge that is unknown until you start talking to her. The coarseness of her voice doesn’t match what you see. Listening to her, you realize her struggles and experiences gave texture to her pretty face and bubbly demeanor.
To Baltimore, she is “the Queen”, the woman who tells the stories from neighborhood sidewalks. It isn’t the prettiest but it is the “realest”. Young girls jump up when they hear her music on the radio because to them she is the concrete rose they strive to be. To them, she made it through the concrete jungle of Baltimore. To support and to listen to her new song, “Just A Man”, go to, http://paulacampbell.ning.com/ . I’m sure you can relate.
This Friday July 23rd, I have the honor of planning a birthday party for her. The “Queen of the DMV” will host a white party at the Roof Top Terrace. 316 Guilford Ave.
For tickets please email. Sdecaires@verizon.net . Advance tickets are $30.
July 17, 2010
Women act like they don’t know. Turn the blind eye. Ignore the signs. Are too scared of the reality. However the reality lies in the pit of your stomach. In the hairs on your body. In the doubt of your mind. It doesn’t go away if it is buried in the gifts or the children. To settle for less is to doubt your worth. Leaving doesn’t mean losing. S.P
Some of us have all come to the crossroads of being with a person just because of love or being with a person because of lifestyle security. The ability to have what you want when you want it is so appealing that it may skew your reality on situations. Every woman wants to be secure and every woman wants her “man” to provide and give her a comfortable home and lifestyle but I don’t think it’s for the sake of fidelity. We see television shows where the women put up with their man philandering but they have the hottest bag and the mortgage is paid. They are unhappy and miserable but still haven’t gotten up the enough nerve to walk out. They claim it’s love or the children but in reality it is the bank account that keep most women quiet.
He may not be home most of the time but their closets are filled with trends while their hearts are filled with emptiness. He may have chicks but they are the ones with the “ring”; a ring, but everything it symbolizes holds no value to him or to her. I’ve been there and a lot of my friends have as well. The fly guy who has all the cars, clothes, money, and most likely all the chicks and he’s not going to give that up to just be with you. He is just going to add you to his stable and make you his prize horse. At first you’re blinded by the whirlwind of the lifestyle because it’s all new and refreshing that everything is “taken care of”. Then the reality hits and you see everything that glitters isn’t gold. However you have become too addicted to the allure of that life that it’s hard to walk away and deal with a regular joe who may love you more but can’t provide the perks.
That is when the inner dilemma develops and you have to ask yourself what do you really value. Is fidelity that important or is financial stability more important?
I, myself, chose differently. It wasn’t easy because I loved him but I knew I loved my peace of mind more. I love to know my man adores me and understands how fidelity is important in maintaining a healthy relationship. I don’t want to hear his cell phone ring and he leaves the room or doesn’t answer it because it’s one of his girls. Your mind then wanders and you’re stressed for the rest of the night. I think there are more fulfilling things to do with your partner than that. I don’t condemn any woman who forsakes fidelity for the lifestyle. Our values are just different. But whatever they tell themselves to comfort themselves at night, I’m sure it wouldn’t take the place of the security of knowing that their man is just theirs. That security trumps the financial in my opinion.
July 15, 2010
A simple thank you….
July 15, 2010
I hate working out!! I do it because I have to, I want to keep my physique, and I understand the benefits it has on my body. However I am not the first one to jump at the idea of hitting the gym. Then I discovered hot yoga (Bikram). The ability to burn the calories, cleanse the toxins, and restore your spirit from a grueling week was right up my alley. 90 minutes of up to 105 degrees of heat, difficult poses, and a not too pleasing aroma in the room. When I am finished, I am left with a feeling of calmness and rejuvenation that I hadn’t had when I walked in.
Just recently I started to do hot yoga again. I was so stressed I could feel it in my shoulders as I entered the room. I had my ice cold water, mat, and towel; the tools needed to make it through this session. By my 5th downward facing dog, sweat was pouring out of me and blinding me at the same time. I grabbed my towel and wiped my face. In “child’s pose”, I prayed to God and asked for guidance and forgiveness for all my sins that week. I felt all my emotions emptying on the mat and the thoughts that had drowned out my inner peace were being released. I felt at ease that everything was going to be alright and my life will be aligned again.
I know hot yoga isn’t for everyone because it is very intense, mainly mind over matter. However if you are person who is very in tuned with your spirit and believe that your mind, body, and soul need to be one for a healthy lifestyle then this is workout for you. You walk out a renewed spirit and with a feeling of accomplishment. You got pass one funk so the others should be a walk in the park.
July 14, 2010
My quote today was :
July 13, 2010
Welcome to my blog!! First time doing this. I guess this will take you into my mind and oh, what a mind it is! Been a rough week, but I thought why not the best time to start this- when you are facing adversity in your life.
I have a facebook page and I kinda have a following. I start out each day with a thought-provoking quote and sometimes it’s mine and sometimes it’s not. It truly depends on how lazy I am.
Couple things about me….I’m a very spiritual person, I’m a “pescetarian”, and I don’t drink. I know I sound like a semi-saint but I’m not. I cuss like a sailor. Well I’ll try to be as diligent as this as I am with my quotes. My quote today was: