While I'm at it, I thought I'd share a few photos of my Natural in its heyday. Note: these photos are over ten years old, but it's when I was most proud of my hair. Photo updates will come soon. Enjoy!!!
I'm browsing through "Street Style Hair: Celebrate Black HERstory Chicago Naturals Meetup" photo gallery at Essence.com and as a Natural myself, I'm really enjoying the "HAIR DOs" featured.
I don't get to "play" with my hair as much as I did pre-mommyhood. I'm actually in the process of regrowing, after having to cut most of it off due to flat-iron (easy management since mommyhood) damage. I have managed to take better care of it and I must say, it's growing luxuriantly (love that word).
Meanwhile, looking at these beautiful photos on www.essence.com, I can't shake the nostalgic feeling of where/what my hair once was. Take a look see:
I absolutely love scarves!!! One of my favorite accessories, it can truly define an outfit. Also, as mentioned in my A Statement Of Purpose entry, it can definitely hold its own as a statement piece. From the color, to the length, to the width, to the pattern, to the texture, and the most exciting, THE TIE; the possibilities are endless.
Let me share with you a video I came across today, courtesy of the fashion diary Wendy's Lookbook. It is Absolutely DeeVine!
Wendy Nguyen, thank you so much for this video. Scarfers everywhere should be educated on the many ways to wear/tie a scarf.
So, anyone who know me knows that I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE sandwiches. The combination of meats, vegetables, spreads, and condiments of all kinds, enveloped between a pair of DeeVine-ly baked bread, bun, or roll (of all kinds) is not only appealing to the eyes, but very captivating to the taste buds. I especially enjoy sandwiches of Mediterranean influence.
Over ten years ago, I came upon a restaurant in the great city of Manhattan, New York called MANGIA. If ever there was a sandwich heaven, MANGIA would be it. The menu consists of deliciously crafted sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (among other delights, such as pasta, pizza, salads, soups, entrées, etc.). I appreciate every piece of detail that goes into every one of their masterpieces. They convinced me the bread plays an equal part as what lies between it; whether it's plain white or grained bread, black bread, ciabatta, croissant, baguette, tuscan flat bread, or a focaccia/brioche roll.
I challenge those of you who have never taken a liking to sandwiches to give one (or another one) a try. Be adventurous and try one with some flair - European/Mediterranean influence. For those who do love a great sandwich, I invite you to visit one of MANGIA's four locations in Manhattan. My "go to" location is 50 West 57th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues (closer to 6th).
P.S. Another sandwich I find DeeVine-ly delicious is Red Robin's Chicken Bruschetta. Enjoy!