Travel

Did I ever tell you all of the time my favorite guy and I did Atlanta in 24 hours? Yes, we did The Loews hotel for our one night stay. The Grand Suite was extremely reasonable, chic, & thankfully cozy enough for two. We got in late due to multiple accidents but  the concierge staff was extremely helpful in accomodating us and making our stay comfortable. When walking into our room it immediately felt like a breathe of fresh air after  a 9 hour drive that should’ve only been 6 hours top. The view from the window wasn’t the best but I was not their to catch a view anyway.

For Dinner we reserved a table at Oceanaire. The restaurant was approximately one to two blocks from our living quarters. We had a late reservation at 10pm in which we closed down the place. Our waiter was new but yet very knowledgable of the menu. Our waiter didn’t hesitate to share he frequented the eatery for some time before he became gainfully employed there. He highly suggested the king crab macaroni and cheese. The macaroni dish was absolutely scrumptious, so much I wanted a to go order. However, that was just a long lived thought.

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The next morning we decided to go to church. Funny story we wound up in the Ebenezer Baptiste museum rather than the newly built & operable Ebenezer church across the street. The spirit was still in the air there as well. Over the speakers you can hear Dr Martin Luther King give past recorded sermons. As the church filled with other tourist of all ethnicities, I became overwhelmed and emotional to share in that moment.

 

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And then without notice this happened. My love surprised me with brunch at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. This brunch was nothing short of apectactulae! From the staff to the food selection. We were treated like royalty. There was an array of foods to choose from. However, why choose when you can have it all. I enjoyed a taste of sweet snow crab legs, shrimp & grits, salmon risotto, lobster ravioli, crab claws, ceviche(not shown) and the list goes on.

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The Creme Bruele was to die for!

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The Loews was a phenomenal stay. Although the gym inside Loews Hotel, staff (not same entity) was not as pleasant the issue was rectified by a free day at the spa on my next visit. The Four Seasons brunch was by far one for the books. I highly recommend this hotel restarting and brunch to anyone one of you traveling to or living in the Atlanta metro area. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dreams of New York City Part II….

September 25-28, 2015

It is something about New York City that makes me feel alive. When I started to look around during my first visit, I felt like I had been deprived all my life. It is such an experience. I have learned that it is best to live in the boroughs and find work rather than living out of town and look for work in NY City. The city has all the resources it needs. So, it is very difficult to work out of state and be hired in without a job transfer or a great network. So, God I will wait my turn.

I am so mesmerized by the diversity, the fashion, the food, and the social life. I have been told NY has thee best boutiques and thrift shops. I took a morning walk through Bed Stuy and I came across a boutique called “Sincerely Tommy”. Let’s just say, I fell in love in the center of Bed Stuy.

Along my journey, I thought to myself NY is a very dirty place but the layers of grunge gives it character to me. It is a true saying, “If you can make it in NY, you can make it anywhere” You have to experience it and pay attention to detail to understand & appreciate it. Until then my friends, I am just a girl with NY City dreams.

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What I enjoy about New York, there is always something to do. I was invited to a “Farewell to summer” house party. It was nothing but love, libations, and laughter. The charge was to come accompanied by one bottle of any alcoholic beverage. The menu was a nice seafood spread. There was music, card games, and a hired bartender. It was a Job well done, M.

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One of the reasons I love the boroughs of New York is because of the variety of culture. It amazes me. In Brooklyn you have a large population of  Hasidic Jews. To see them captivates me every time. They’re definitely my favorite part to marvel over.

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You have got to love the Bed Stuy, Brooklyn brownstones. Brooklyn living is a different kind of living. The poor live with the rich and the rich with the poor. The diversity is unbelievable. Jive learned just mind your business and the city will be good to you.

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I checked this off my bucket list. My new favorite place to chill while in Brooklyn is at the streets BK.

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Cheers to Brooklyn’s own Birthday Girl….One of my favorite people in the world my cousin Chjame.


 

Dreams of New York City Part I…..

March 12-16, 2014

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The fly in is always epic. It’s like everything you witness on television is real. Lol!

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We ran into a set of Glee being taped…I thought that was so neat!

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Time square in the freezing cold is still everything to me.

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The Jazziest clothing and shoe store created inside an old church next to Grimaldi’s in the city.

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My travel buddy and daughter Destiny visiting Madame Tussard’s Wax Museum in Time Square. Who would’ve known how meaningful this picture could be. Its only wax figures but the timing is priceless.

 

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A tribute to the Immigrants that passed through Ellis Island.

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The Crew and I were freezing but we would not give up the experience for the world.

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Deluxe has an amazing  alcohol infused Milkshake. The restaurant sort reminds me of the show Happy Days. Ok now I’m telling my age. Deluxe is just outside the campus of Ivy League Olumbia University and the food was mouth watering delicious!

 

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