|ZARA Biker Coat $199|
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Just two weeks ago, I’ve been given a GIFT from GOD himself!
While doing my daily cyber shopping, I stumbled upon these awesome shoes on the Zara site.
THESE beauties were on sale for $25 BUCKS! I could NOT believe it! I was so much in shock, I had to purchase TWO! One for me and one for my Mom of course.
The fit was a little snug. I’m usually a size 7 but kept in mind that European sizes are usually cut slimmer and got a 7 1/2.
The front was still narrow but, I figure, with more wear and maybe even a little professional stretching, it’ll be a dream.
I came back maybe two or three weeks later with my best friend who is a blogger with a great following to get her to write an article. NOT SO GOOD experience. My friend ‘Sarah’ and I got to the counter. After receiving a scantily delivered welcome, ‘Sarah’ asked for espresso with a hint of caramel. The “Prestigious Afrocentric Coffee Maker” decided to give ‘Sarah’ a brief lesson on espresso explaining that “…it is not like Starbucks where they give you big cups of coffee, you know?”. She underestimated my big haired- trendy friend and explained the “European origins” of espresso without knowledge of her fair education on Italian cultures and Cuban background, reiterating that “it won’t come in a BIG cup”.
Aside from that, the cashier from my first visit ended up being the great chef I met on my second visit. It was awesome to see such a talented crew. I left my tip and went off to enjoy my meal. Not too soon after, the “Prestigious Afrocentric Coffee Maker” interrupts as we watch the chef at work to inform us that the caramel shot was an additional dollar which we hadn’t been charged. Instead of giving us a one time courtesy, she asked the cashier to take the payment.
Throughout the course of our stay, we were able to hear (without the slightest bit of straining) corrective conversations… “You REALLY shouldn’t…” blah blah blah… Although it IS a small establishment that may not have a back area, I’d appreciate if they’d speak outside or away from customers… It’s a total mood killer and environment changer. Not mention
Interesting experience. I must say. I may re-visit but, I will admit, I’m somewhat slighted by that experience. Knowing that I’ve lived in Bed-Stuy for over twenty years, seeing establishments come and go, favoring stapled locations like Tiny Cup, Peaches, and others, BEING a young black NY’er with South American entrepreneurial parents, its a great desire to be supportive in my community.
Let’s fix this, guys! Sincere customer service is the key to successful establishment!
|Zac’s Outfit: Feu Follet Peacoat, H&M Bow Tie, H&M Sweater, H&M Dress Shirt, H&M Pants, Converse, Gap Hat|
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Zac and I have been pretty busy lately. Between my new job at The Gap, early mornings and late nights, apartment hunting, we haven’t had much time to update MomMe. Although we have been absent, there are much photographs to document the happenings!
This Sunday in particular, we took on the journey of traveling to Freeport, Long Island for church. Of course, I took an extra hour to get ready, missed the scheduled train, hopped in a cab, to wind up 30 minutes early for the next bus. All was well. It gave us extra time to take photographs of Zac in his super cute bow tie! Believe it or not, I found it in H&M’s Mens department while shopping with my good friend Fred “The Writer” Green
|Herringbone Gap Hat Gap Outlet Varsity Jacket H&M Men’s BowTie H&M Boys Button Down Green H&M Skinnies The Children’s Place Renegade Shoe|
My all time favorite singer Anita Baker is back on the scene. If you’re a fan of great music you’ll know that she’s EASILY an R&B/Soul Legend. I remember growing up; getting home after school, throwing myself against the hardwood of my living room floors and popping in the ‘Rapture’ album. I’d listen to her for hours… ‘No one in the World’, ‘You Bring Me Joy’ and ‘Mystery’ are by FAR some of the greatest records ever made.