Traditional With a Twist – Buba and Iro

Hey y’all!!! Here’s my #sundayflow from last week, ha!

I have said before that I am not really into wearing trad. When I say trad, I mean the traditional buba and iro that Yoruba women wear. I tend to feel like it is for momsies and brides - lovely and all but I preferred to make my own designs. Now about two years ago buba and iro became trendy again for younger folk with olekufitted sleeves,  modified blouse styles and the tulip wrap BUT I still wasn’t interested.

At my church, the first Sunday of the month is Thanksgiving Sunday (thanking God for a new month and how amazing He’s been), and that is the day that a lot of the Nigerians like to show up in their traditional Nigerian clothes. Last month, I joined in for the first time :) I went vintage and wore my mom’s silk buba and iro from the 90s. I didn’t wear it the traditional way, I did the wrap skirt aka tulip style. After last month, I was determined to wear buba and iro this month.

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Chicken Marsala

Howdy!

I am trying something new here!

 

Mushrooms….

Not to mention y’all know how I feel about with cooking with onions. (GASP)

I prefer shallots to onions any day, but I am pretty much open to whatever bring the flavor!

Now the mushrooms, they are new for me! I am still trying to figure out if I like them or not. And after this recipe. I think I might like them. Well at least crimini mushrooms. Or maybe it was the Marsala and the mushrooms. YEAH I’m pretty sure that’s what it was!

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Moonshine Sweet Tea Review

So months ago after I made the Winter Tea cupcakes, I saw these other swoon worthy cupcakes made with Moonshine Sweet Tea. Well at first I was like okay it’s a spiked tea cupcake but I read on because yummy cupcakes and all. Turned out she used a brand of sweet tea called Moonshine. Lol.

I’m “from” the South so I LOVE me some sweet tea. Being in Cali without it is rough y’all but thank God for Thai Iced Tea (yummy). So I mentioned that I would love to try out the tea it if I could get my hands on it. Well…I got my hands on it!!! Courtesy of the lovely Social Media Director who emailed me to see if I’d like a sample. Umm…yes please!!

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Tuesday Favourites

  • The Glamourai studied how to tie gele, the West African headtie, and put it on Selita Ebanks in this photo shoot. Trust me – it is not an easy thing – I give her props!
  • Fashion for NASA - vote on the new suit design for the astronauts
  • These ten-year old twin ballerinas – Imani and Nia – who got into the summer program at the American Ballet Theatre. That is like Harvard for dancers so it’s pretty major!
  • These silk fabrics and scarves are literally dyed with rain. Made by Aliki van der Kruijs
  • My American accent according to the NY times quiz. Makes sense since I grew up with British English, and lived in the South for a while. Continue reading

Kale Salad with Salmon

Happy Spring!

It feels nice to say that, although it has been really cold and windy here in LA. I mustn’t complain though, because we have it pretty good compared to most people..and for that I am grateful. =)

In the words of Matthew McConaughey from his Oscar speech and his life in general….

Alright……Alright…..Alright!

The warm weather is upon us, and that means that tank top, shorts and sexy swimwear are on the horizon. I will be found right this time around, and so shall you readers! So for the next few weeks, I am bringing you some healthy and lean recipes. Fear not, I am also doing this for myself…to keep my abs in gear and to stay toned.

Most importantly, listen to your body, drink lots of water, and TRY VERY HARD to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.

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Racing Inspired Knits

Well sorta…

So remember how I finally conquered my “fear” of sewing with knits? Well guess who loves knits now – so quick and easy!!! As I said, a few weekends ago Bekah and I went to hunt for cronuts in their natural habitat but we were unsuccessful. Being that we were in the general area, of course I dragged her to Mood – this is becoming a habit – and she made her first purchase!!! She bought some jersey knits and so did I.

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Oh my! How did that get there??

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Rainy Day at The Grove

This post is forever late. I mean we’ve had two or three earthquakes since the (CRAAAAZY). But since this vital information lays the groundwork for another post, I compel you to look at the pretty pictures. :P So, a few weekends ago, Dominique Ansel brought the cronut to Barneys at the Grove. In the hopes of scoring said croissant/doughnut lovechild, Miss Bekah and I had a hang out day. Well here’s what we met…
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made you some cookies!!

Some VERY good CHEWY cookies. They are simply ahhh-mazing!

I was a little afraid to make this cookies at first, simply because I am all about butter and flour in a cookie. I mean after all that is what makes them good right?

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WRONG! These cookie only require 7 ingredients, which in my opinion is very FEW for cookies. The peanut butter is not overwhelming and the semi sweet chocolate chips are a heavenly marriage with the oatmeal and peanut butter. Besides in my opinion (yes I am giving it to you again) a cookie ain’t a cookie unless it has chocolate.

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Blessings…Albion Contest, Travel, etc

Hey all!!!

It feels like it’s been forever. If you are following our instagram, you probably figured out that I was in the Bay Area last week. I ate lots of good food, did quite a bit of work, got to know some cool people even better and also made a quick trip to a fun store. I will tell you about it later but here a few images to hold you over.
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As if travelling wasn’t enough fun for me, I discovered that:

I won the Albion contest!!!!

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