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Friday, July 29, 2011

1st Official Vlog!!

Hi all,
Just a quick video to say hello, and to express my appreciation for all of your sweet comments.  As well as to put a voice to the words and pics :).  Let me know if there is anything that you would like to see on the blog, or a future vlog.  Take care!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Money to Blow

Hello hello!
Quick back story. I was at Savers (thrift store chain) on Monday exchanging a purse. As I'm leaving, a crisp $100 bill on the floor behind an empty register catches my eye. For all of two seconds, I considered discreetly picking it up. Then the moral side of my brain kicked in and suggested that I alert the manager. I figured that it probably fell from someone's register, and once the drawer was counted at the end of the shift; said person's drawer would be short, and they would probably be fired for a careless mistake on their part and thievery on mine. I did the right thing and told the manager. You guys don't know how much it hurt, but I sucked it up and went home, as poor as I had left. Fast forward to Sunday. I went to a Haitian club (what a surprise) and as I'm walking to the bathroom, I make out in this dark club, money folded up on the floor. I wasted no time in bending down to pick it up. I sped to the bathroom and lo and behold it was two $20s and a $10. Woohoo! It pays to do the right thing I guess. On to what y'all came for :); fashion!

Pizza for 3

Hi ladies & gents,
Have I ever mentioned my love for pizza? Well I LOVE pizza, especially gourmet pizza. I even make pizza at home when I'm feeling particularly frugal. My favorite toppings are spinach, ground beef, tomatoes (not roasted eww) green peppers, and oodles and oodles of cheese. Two friends and I went out for drinks and din din last Friday. Girl's night is always fun. Lots of gossip and updates.

Monday, July 25, 2011

African Fest

Boston hosted it's 2nd annual African Fest on the 16th, and it was an event that I was excited to check out. I love all cultural events; especially the music, traditional garb, and let's not forget the vendors! It was wonderfully hot that Saturday and I planned on walking around, so I knew that jeans and even shorts were out of the question.

Bee Still

Bee Still

Day in the City

Day in the City

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Creole Cooking

ALERT! This is not a fashion post...

Welcome, welcome,
So as many of you know if you've been following my blog for even a day lol; I am Haitian.  With that being said, I love, adore and delight in the goodness that is Haitian food.  You may ask what constitutes as Haitian food and how is it any different from other Caribbean foods like our neighbor the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, or Jamaica.  I will admit that we eat almost the same staple dishes (rice, root vegetables, lots and lots of meat and fresh being that we are islands) and they are seasoned almost the same way (Adobo, bouillon cubes, scallions, garlic, scotch bonnet peppers).  However, just like your Mom, Grandma Agnes, and Aunt Chrissy make their turkey differently using almost identical ingredients, that is what separates Caribbean food.  As much as I love my homeland's traditional dishes I must admit that I do not cook them often.  The prep and cook time is sooo long and tedious that I am no longer hungry once the meal is ready.  I sucked up my impatience and took one for the team on Thursday.  Another thing with most Haitian cooks (and I sure most longtime cooks as well); we don't use measurements we cook by sight.  There are many sites that have recipes for Haitian meals, but one of my favorites and most accurate is Poto Mitan.  Without further ado ladies and gents, I present to you Rice and Pigeon Peas with Fried Red Snapper:

One and Only

I've been having a tawdry love affair with the color coral, so in my attempt to share the love with the other colors in my closet; I'm branching out.  It does count even though these jeans aren't that far off from coral right?  I mean, am I expected to just quit cold turkey?  It was pouring chickens and ducks on Wednesday, and I made a dead run for the door.  I am not a runner so this was a very comedic sight lol.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

MaiMusings Is Going To Haiti

Hi ladies & gents!
I have a huge announcement.  I'm going to Haiti!!  I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  If you'd like to learn more feel free to follow my other blog Mai Musings in Haiti, I'd love your support.  Now on to fashionable times until then.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Orange Creamsicle

Hello hello kind people!
I went to see one of my favorite kompa bands; Carimi on Sunday.  Their music brings out all sorts of emotions in me.  I've laughed, been in deep reflection and felt sexy all because of one album.  Although it is a Haitian band, I think that they have crossover appeal because music speaks all languages.  On to what I wore.  This dress is a lot of fun, from the tie dye skirt to the tie neck to the jersey material underneath to the stones on the bodice.  When I was getting ready I was undecided about what I wanted to wear, but I saw this little number peeking out at me, and I had to give it some shine.  Do you have any dresses that have a lot going on but that you feel compelled to give it some love every now and then?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Eggplant and Mustard Kinda Day

Hi ladies and gents!
I went to dinner with my friend today (that seems to be a trend hunh?)  For some reason I had the most difficult time finding anything to wear.  My room looked like a natural disaster.  I wanted to be comfy because we would be walking but also casually cute.  I finally settled on my trusty mustard shorts and this voluminous eggplant purple top.  I considered wearing sandals, but these zebra flats caught my eye and it was a done deal.  Do you have a go to outfit in mind for casual dinner dates with friends, or do you play it by ear?

Friday, July 8, 2011

West Side Story

I went to see West Side Story today!!  It's basically an urban Romeo and Juliet, set in the 1950s in New York.  I've loved West Side Story since I was a teen.  It wasn't until seeing the play live, that I realized how much I love plays.  I love all forms of art, but plays and musicals hold a special place in my heart.  I love Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Sound of Music.  Before I *die I must see the Lion King on Broadway.  Are there any specific art mediums that you love or are obsessed with?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Sorry for my absence, the weather has been a bit crappy in the Bean; and I have not been getting gussied up like I normally do.  I will be back tomorrow with not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 posts!  Woohoo!!! Stay tuned and see you lovelies tomorrow.

Dinner With A View

Excuse the face, idk what was goin on.

I went to dinner with an ex today.  It was a casual unplanned dinner, so I didn't feel the need to dress up.  We went down to the Marina Bay in Quincy.  There were several restaurants with a great view of the water to choose from.  The only downside is that we weren't able to see the sunset during dinner, as it was too late.  Oh, dinner was delish by the way.  Food is definitely a favorite pastime!

Monday, July 4, 2011

That's the Spirit

Short post, mainly pics.

Happy 4th of July to my fellow American readers.  I went to a friend's cookout today.  I wanted to be festive and patriotic without looking like the American flag.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty In Pink

Would you believe that these pics were taken at 6am today?  I went out last night to a Haitian concert.  This really popular Haitian Kompa group T-Vice was playing with another group.  I've been trying to take a break from the Haitian nightlife, because it's always the same crowd, I spend too much money and I am not having much fun anymore.  However, I'm going to Haiti in August to volunteer for a couple of months, so I wanted to get some more fun in my system before I leave (more about that in another post!!).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Beetle Juice Bettle Juice

I had a date today :), nothing serious on my part; I went for the food and conversation.  We went to Elephant Walk in Brookline.  It's a Cambodian French restaurant.  If you live in Boston, you should definitely check them out.  They, like a lot of other restaurants have a prix fixe menu.  However Elephant Walk has a variety of choices for the prix fixe option.  Conversation was great, but there's no love connection.