Music

Latitude Bar & Grill Review

latitude bar and grillLooking for a great after work social located in Midtown Manhattan, I suggest you stroll to Latitude Bar & Grill.  Located in Hell’s Kitchen, it has 3 floors to have a drink, grab a bite to eat and two step while you’re at it.

It was a ladies night and my friends and I decided to give it a try. The music was bumping, nice bouncers at the door and the dance floor was packed. We decided to go to the rooftop since it was a nice summer night.  Great view, drinks were flowing and people were mingling.  What I love most about this place is the vibe. It is very welcoming; you can wear your business skirt, or throw on your 4inch heels and glam it up.  The crowd is very mixed and everyone is there just to have a good time.

If you’re looking for a chilled place to mingle, have a good drink and listen to good music, Latitude is the place to go.

Located at 783 8th Avenue (Between 47th & 48th)
New York, NY 10036

*TIP* Order the French Fries, the 3 dipping sauces are DELISH!

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http://www.latitudebarnyc.com/

Slane: Restaurant & Bar Review

slaneLocated in Greenwich Village, Slane Irish Bar has a relaxed with a dab of funk personality. Friday night DJ played all old school R&B, pop and hip hop hits. The crowd loved it. Most people were sitting at the bar and at the tables, but some were on the dance floor jamming. The space isn’t that big so it can get crowded very quickly.  They serve food until 11pm. Of course, I missed the cutoff but the menu looked great.  Ladies night every Thursday 8pm- 11pm; all beer, wine, and well drinks- half price. I must check that out. *Tip* DO NOT DRIVE! Parking is NON-EXISTING.

http://www.slanenyc.com/

102 MacDougal Street NY,NY

212.505.0079 @slanenyc

*Photo courtesy of slanenyc.com*

Never Should Have Loved Me: How to Deal with The Past

dont find love wait for love to find youYou never should have loved me You never should have touched me, You never should have Never should have told me you loved me and you would never leave me. 'Cause everything that you would do It made me fall in love with you, Until you left and you made that mistake Now I can't take you back if I wanted too”

Have you ever listened to a song and it felt as if the artist was singing your life story? R&B music artist, Ashanti spoke truth with her new song Never Should Have. The song is telling an EX that they should have never made her fall in love if they didn’t have intentions of catching her. The lyrics are deep and I am sure many can relate. I want you to think about a past relationship that you wanted to work so badly, how did it make you feel when it didn’t? Like many, it is not a pleasant feeling. Emotions are high and you are left wondering, ‘what happened?’

Dealing with the past can never be an easy task especially if it happens to pop back up in your present. Out of sight out of mind works wonders but what happens if it comes back to you? What do you do if your past reappears? Ashanti made a powerful statement with her lyrics... "until you left and you made that mistake, now I can’t take you back if I wanted to” WOW that’s powerful.

So your past is back, do you let them into your present? This is a question many people struggle with trying to answer when an EX reappears. Those warm fuzzy butterfly feelings may reappear, the day dreaming of “back in the day” and reminiscing of old times may occur. But as you sit and think of all the positive things, a light bulb goes off and now all of the reasons why it DIDN’T work begin to replay in your mind. Now what? Here are a few tips with dealing with an EX:
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Kandi Burruss- Stay Prayed Up Sparks Controversy

Last night I watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and co-star Kandi introduced us to her newest single, Stayed Prayed Up. Now, if any of you that have followed Kandi’s career and the personal life that she shares, you are fully aware that she has had a child out of wedlock, has a sex toy line, and a sex/relationship web vlog, called Kandi Koated Nights.  Since debuting her newest single, the critics have been out calling her a hypocrite and truly bashing her for her switch to gospel.

Now, I am not one to judge. I do not live a perfect life, and truthfully no one does. But the goal is to become better than we were yesterday.  So, to all the critics out there bashing Kandi, they should really take a look in the mirror before they point any fingers. I think the song is good for her and to anyone that has ever been through trying dark times in life. It is her expressing her love for God and acknowledging she isn’t perfect but she’s trying.  I think this is a realist song that many people can relate too because we all know life can be. Bravo Kandi.

 

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XoXo

Tileah Aisha

“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!” - Bob Marley

“I Don’t Care”

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Elle Varner recently released her new video "I Don't Care". The song talks about how head over heels in love she is. How nothing matters but her and her love. She's totally gone and it shows and everyone see its. However, the video displays a little more than just that. Although the video does display head over heels, stand the test of time kind of love, it was shown in 3 different ways. First way, Elle and a leading white male roll, second way, a black female and white male, and third, a white male and black male. All three in different scenarios but all three showing the love they have for one another. While their love is strong, there are people trying to tear them apart or who don't agree with their love for one reason or another. The video displays very realistic views people have on interracial and same sex relationships. At the end of the video, each couple "overcomes" their obstacles and remain together.

I love this video!! Love is love, regardless of color or sex. Allow people to live their lives as they choose to. People spend more energy hating and being prejudice, then living their own lives. I've said it once and I'll say it again. We could live such better lives if we worry about ourselves instead of everyone else's business.

 

 

Peace & Love

Gwendolyn Renee

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