Author: kelly

07 Mar Caribbean Carnivals in the US

  So, I'm going through a little bit of #carnivaltabanca since I missed Carnival this past week. Writing this piece on the US cities that hold Caribbean Carnival celebrations has gotten me even more excited for Cropover 2014 and Carnival 2015. Rest assured, I'll be getting my practice in at one of these festivals taking place around the U.S in the interim!
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02 Oct Stepping Into a New Season

Early Fall is my favorite time of year. With it comes the aesthetic changes , fabulous fashion, the start of school, atmospheric shifts and is usually followed by the notion of "where the hell did the time go?!" .  The start of Fall also brings on a feeling of freshness in anticipation of what the second leg of the year is going to bring . Or, adversely, it may bring up a state of panic realizing that you now have a few months to reign it  all in, get your ish together and finish what you started to end the year strong. Oftentimes, for me, this time of year is a period of reflection to realize how much has changed - or not.

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27 Jun Travel Feature on Our Take on Arise TV

  Last week, I got the opportunity to share the "Our Take on Arise TV" stage with 3 other phenomenal women to talk all things travel.  I, along with Evita Robinson of Nomadness TV, guest host Sonia Sahney Nagar of Pickie and host Christina Brown,  talked about our adventures traveling to places like China, Thailand, Dubai and India. I was beyond excited to share some of my experiences while meeting, chatting and learning from  some AMAZING people. Check our segment and the entire episode below!
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19 May Las Vegas, NV, USA

When I think of Vegas, the first thing that normally comes to mind is  gambling and ,ehem, memorable parties. I'm not big fan of  losing my money voluntarily  ( I keep my total slot machine spending budget at a $10 max and $20 on blackjack) so on my recent trip back west,   I wanted to explore the other amenities that Sin City had to offer. In comes the trek to Vegas' Freemont East district.  Just a short 20 min ride from the strip, it hosts a pedestrian mall filled with tons of non-gambling things to do! Read on for a rundown of how I spent my time doing whimsical things and taking in the Freemont Experience...
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17 May Haiti Film Fest 2013

The Haiti Film Fest (presented by the Haitian Cultural Exchange) took place this past weekend ( May 9-10, 2013) in Brooklyn, NY. It was a 3 day event showcasing and celebrating Haitian cinema, filmakers and culture. I was able to attend the screening of Blackout, a  film that takes us down memory lane to relive  the infamous 2003 Northeast blackout,  through the lens  of  an inner city Brooklyn neighborhood.
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