The Los Angeles recap continues! There were a few more spots I visited that you should definitely include on your next weekend trip to Los Angeles. The Broad Visiting a museum has quickly become one of my favorite things to do when I travel. This go around, my friend recommended that we visit the Broad, a museum focused on pop culture that is typically free! You can reserve a time ahead of time online. To avoid the lines, we opted to pay for the special exhibition "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983." As you [...]
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By day three in Los Angeles, my body did not know what way was up! We slept most of the day away, *sighs* I guess I only can be an efficient traveler for one day at a time. I am not a big fan of Fast Food anymore, because that seems to be the thing to say nowadays. While in a pinch and becoming very hangry, I made a trip to Pollo Loco for food to feed the troops! Once I walked in and saw the chickens grilling and smelling all kind of delicious, I knew I made a good food [...]
Okay I am back to recapping my fabulous trip to Los Angeles. I am having to break it up by days, because I was greedy and ate way too much during that trip to put it in one post. On day two, my body's natural central time body clock clicked in and I was up and out before 9am. The early tourists wins was my motto!!! Breakfast at Roscoe's My sister was on team eager beaver tourist as well. Our first stop that morning was Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. THE creator of the unique combo! This is a tourist hot [...]
As a child I saw a movie about a disastrous earthquake in LA and swore that I would never step foot in California. Ridiculous, I know. Then after experiencing an earthquake in Missouri AND one in the DC area, I finally got over my fears and decided a trip to Cali needed to happen sooner than later. Once my cousin made the bold move from Texas to Los Angeles, my sister, a few cousins, friends and I decided that a trip was needed! So just one week after my trip to Nashville, I was on a plane again, this time to [...]
The week after Christmas brings about time for reflection. We start to think about what the year entailed and what we want to manifest for 2020. This time last year, I was manifesting being intentional in all aspects of my life. While there are still some areas of my life that could use a little more intention... one area that was not lacking was travel. I knew I wanted to travel more in 2019 and travel I did. Some of these places I recapped on my blog, others I just shared on my social media. I typically write more for [...]
*My stay at the Getaway Dallas was covered by Getaway, but the opinions are my own* I am back from my last trip of 2019! If you have been following along all year you know I've been on quite a few. Check out the recaps here. This one was totally different than the others though, it involved a road trip to the middle of nowhere and a stay in a small cabin. Can I just say that I do NOT do the outdoors, camping or ruffing it. It is not my ministry! I stepped outside of my box and decided [...]
Top of my LA must stop lists this go around was soul food restaurant, My Two Cents. I first discovered this LA gem while doing research for my Black Owned Brunchin' list, a nationwide list of black owned restaurants that serve brunch. Then a few years ago, I saw Issa Rae and Solange Knowles host a benefit for the owner of the restaurant to help her raise money to stay in business. The likes of Kelly Rowland and Beyonce attended this benefit. So from my standpoint, if this is a spot that all that black girl magic would support, then [...]
I decided to be like everyone else and catch a plane on Memorial Day Weekend! I linked up with my girl Jasmene of @FashionablyLateFoodie and went to Los Angeles! I've visited twice in the last few years (catch those posts here), but it was great to go with a fellow foodie/blogger! I knew we would be on the same page on the places we wanted to see. We visited so many great places that deserve their own blog posts, so expect me to sprinkle them out over the next few weeks. Up first, my visit to Catch LA! The Setup [...]
I jokingly bragged about the excellent Houston tour I gave to my cousins last year and received so many requests to share the wealth! I love my hometown and take great pride in showing it off to out-of-towners. Many people do not know much about the city outside of NASA, Beyonce and our sports teams. So I consider this a challenge and I must say most of my visitors go home with a new appreciation for the great city of Houston. As I started to think about how I can share my guide, I realized this deserved several posts. I [...]
So when I travel there are a few musts for me when it comes to food. First, I want to stick to locally owned spots that reflect the local cuisine and culture. Next, I gotssss to find a brunch spot. The reason there is obvious! Beyond that though, I also really like supporting black owned businesses! While thinking about these three things, I decided to put together a list of black owned brunch spots around the country! I reached out to my vast blogger circle and friends for their advice and posts so that we can spread some love via Black [...]