Tag: culture

Where to Dine During Houston Black Restaurant Week

Where to Dine During Houston Black Restaurant Week

It’s almost time for Houston Black Restaurant Week, y’all! This is the third annual installment of a local event that is taking root around the country in other cities such as Atlanta and Oakland. However, we’re talking about Houston Black Restaurant Week today, which is […]

Kulture Restaurant

Kulture Restaurant

Kulture is the newest establishment from Marcus Davis, the man behind The Breakfast Klub and Alley Kat (one of my favorite lounges) and the aim of this restaurant is to immerse visitors in the rich culture of the African diaspora through good food. Chef Dawn […]

My Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward in Houston, Texas

My Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward in Houston, Texas

January 10th officially marked one year as a homeowner in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood of Houston, Texas. My connection to this particular part of town started a long time ago, though. My mom was raised here–my house is actually on the same street as […]

Nigerian Jollof Rice + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

Nigerian Jollof Rice + Black History Month Virtual Potluck

My Aunty Toyin’s recipe is the best you’ll ever taste.

5 Reasons to Vibe & Ride in Houston, TX

5 Reasons to Vibe & Ride in Houston, TX

Why you need to experience Houston’s newest active, social event, Vibe & Ride, for yourself. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve participated in Vibe & Ride events featuring Beyonce (on Bey Day, known by some as Labor Day) and Erykah Badu (Badu on the […]

Belize Travel Diary + Tips for the Solo Traveler

Belize Travel Diary + Tips for the Solo Traveler

A travel diary of my first solo trip to Belize. Check out these tips for your next trip or just visually transport  yourself through the pictures. My Travel Details Airline – Southwest (I caught an amazing sale when they first opened the international terminal at Houston […]

How to Take Instagram-Worthy Photos while Traveling Solo

How to Take Instagram-Worthy Photos while Traveling Solo

Tips and inexpensive tools for taking Instagram-worthy pictures on a solo trip without having a professional follow you around! It’s been over a year since I went to Belize on my first trip abroad, which also doubled as my first time traveling solo. After losing […]

Houston Have To-Dos

Houston Have To-Dos

Being a native Houstonian is becoming rarer and rarer these days. When I tell people I was born and raised here (with short detours for college and grad school), they are often surprised. I did a brief stint in Dallas but that’s neither here nor […]

Week in NYC: Brooklyn Travel Diary

Week in NYC: Brooklyn Travel Diary

Brooklyn Travel Diary: your guide to eating, seeing, and doing in the Brooklyn borough of New York City based on local tips and a week of exploring. I recently spent a week in New York–mostly Brooklyn–visiting my brother and seeing all I could see. I […]

Caribbean Spice Belize

Caribbean Spice Belize

I traveled to Belize at the end of last October. This was my first solo trip and my first time abroad. [eek!] I am very into planning and researching so, of course, I scoured local forums and lined up an itinerary ahead of time. One […]