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Blood Sweat & Heels

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Bravo has grasps the attention of all of “black” twitter once again with its newest show Blood Sweat & Heels. And let’s just say, as the previews portray the ratchet is sure to come out. Le Sigh. I was really excited and rooting for this show because I thought it was about entrepreneurial strong women and their careers and friendships. BUT I should have known positive television rarely exist anymore. Don’t get me wrong, a few of the ladies I adore. I definitely respect their drive in their career and how they are handling their careers. HOWEVER, casting a group of young adult women will always call for popcorn and a slurpee because it’s bound to get hood one way or another.

First, let’s discuss the storyline of Melyssa Ford. She is changing her life around and attempting to overshadow her video vixen past. Kudos to you and good luck. Most of the time when you’re past is trashy and whorish, it’s hard to change that image. But I commend you to making a change and keep doing you. Everyone has a past, so what! Read more

Review: Agave Restaurant West Village NYC

tileah 2This past Sunday I had the privilege to attend a NYC bloggers brunch hosted at Agave Restaurant located in the West Village of New York City. It’s a Mexican southwestern style restaurant. The ambiance was very chic and the soothing music was refreshing. There was a sidewalk outdoor area and lots of natural light shining inside the restaurant. My party was seated in the ‘downstairs’ portion of the restaurant. The natural light was not as vibrant ‘downstairs’ but it was adequate.

The service was good- quality.  Our waitress came over right away to take our drink orders and she recommended the “bottomless brunch” menu with 2 hours of unlimited mimosas.  Normally, I would have opted for that but that day ginger ale and water suited me just fine. However, the rest of my party indulged and they enjoyed themselves.

The menu was extensive, especially if you liked eggs. I found that most of the dishes included eggs, including the pre-fixed “bottomless brunch” menu; all of the options included eggs. Since I am not a fan of eggs I found my selections to be limited. I decided on the Agave’s Chicken Wrap. It was grilled chicken mixed with watercress slaw, a mango chutney sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with sweet potatoes fries. It wasn’t bad but I’ve had better. I think the mango sauce threw me off, too sweet.

Overall, the experience was enjoyable. I was amongst good company and the service staff was very polite and friendly.  I  recommend you to try it for yourself, and if you love eggs, I highly recommend it.

I hear they have REALLY good margaritas  and over 83 kinds of tequila, so I will be back again ;)

Agave Restaurant- 140 7th Avenue S NY NY   http://agaveny.com

*photo credit* itsmybash.com

Interview: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche Financial Guru

tiffany alicheHave you saved towards your retirement? Have you made any investments to grow your money? Are you like me, and tired of working extra hard but still feel broke? If you have answered Yes or No to any of these questions this article is for you. I recently caught up with the Financial GURU of our time, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche. She is an award winning, best- selling author, teacher, professional speaker and financial educator.  In 2008, she became an entrepreneur and opened her own firm, “The Budgetnista” which is a professional and educational services firm that specializes in financial literacy.

She has been featured on the TODAY show, Pix11 Morning News, News 12 New Jersey, ESSENCE Magazine, FORBES.com, The Star Ledger, Ebony Magazine, FoxBusiness.com, MSNBC.com, Redbook, CBS MoneyWatch.com, Black Enterprise, USA TODAY, VIBE.com, as well as numerous online publications, just to name a few.

Currently, Tiffany “The Bugetnista” is the financial literacy expert for City National Bank and has been has been a featured speaker at American Express, Princeton University, Wyndham Worldwide, Columbia University, The United Way and more…just to name a few. According to her, her main goal is to help you to achieve a clearer understanding of how to more skillfully manage your money.

Recently LCC was able to catch up with the financial guru and here is what she had to say Read more

SCANDAL RECAP : MEMORABLE QUOTES

scandal season 3 ep 2Okay….so let’s just inhale and exhale for a moment! I couldn’t contain my life this episode.  There were so many story lines going on at once and all were twisted and scandalous! I live for Scandal on Thursday nights, haha. That dam Rowan is a piece of work and Olivia has so many traits like him, that’s why they bump heads.  Whew! I can’t wait until that Sunday dinner.

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SCANDAL RECAP: Memorable Quotes

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AFTER the show I had to get my life because Shonda Rhimes had me on edge YET AGAIN. From the soundtrack tunes, to Olivia’s white coat, to the one line quotes, I needed oxygen.

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