Zac is PRO-BAMA!

Election Day was the highlight of my year thus far. I’ve been waiting for the determination of Obama’s re-election and  must say I am more than proud to have voted!
Although my chipmunk couldn’t quite join me in the booth, he DID make a difference in driving the energy behind my campaigning!

I used cotton Henley shirt by The Gap and had the Obama HOPE logo printed. The shirt in total cost me an entire 17 bucks! 
(more pics coming soon)
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Zara on F!re!!

As some may know, I’m in love with Zara!
The past few weeks, Ive been window shopping on the Zara site and have fallen in LOVE with the new fall items they have.
The outerwear: PHENOMENAL!

ZARA Biker Coat $199

ZARA Zip Biker Coat $189

ZARA Coat with Quilted Leather Sleeve $229

The price range is not bad for the quality but for the Moms and Ladies alike on a budget like myself, ebay has a mock Jacket that I’m in love with starting bids at $6 bucks!

Ebay Zara replica 

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.

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Ms Dahlia’s Cafe

Initially, I came in to host a brief interview and fell in love with the ambiance at Ms Dahlias. There was a cute little (assumingly Asian) host  ready to serve with a smile and an adorable caramel complected cashier who made me almost forget that he was taking money from me.  The food was great, my caramel coffee was perfect.

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!

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Chill Before the Storm

Church this Sunday went pretty well. My Mom was able to make it out seeing as we had a mini car accident on our way out last Sunday.
I was able to catch a few flicks on the way…
My chipmunk looked mighty handsome I must say.

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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The THIRST is real

The THIRST is Real with Hurricane Sandy
For someone who deletes all messages, this my friend, is O.D.
I’m interested to know, because I KNOW that I know, that its not just me…
My phone rang CONSTANTLY thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
Of course, many calls from work, family checking up for safety, thats fine.
But, I’ve gotten an OVERWHELMING amount of texts from exes, newbies, oldies and all those forgotten last night. Its AMAZING the concoction filled in these sudden bouts of nostalgia and boredom.
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Hurricane Whomever!

Hurricane Sandy?!
Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Whomever!
Many jokes have been made the past few days regarding Hurricane Sandy. Some folks have even gone as far as stepping out their homes, taking photo’s on instagram with quotes saying “Sandy ain’t got nothing on me”, meanwhile electrical wires are snapping from their connectors, trees uprooting, and fires starting within a moments notice. No, this is not to draw unnecessary fear and let the news overtake your homes but, BY GEORGE, use wisdom. Don’t be like my uncle (who will remain unnamed) who couldn’t get through to his job and wasn’t sure if it would be open since “it doesn’t look so bad”, leave the house at 6am, wait 2hrs for a bus, until a police officer tells him to get back in the house.

Hey guys, their are 60mph winds out there. Use wisdom.
In the MEANTIME, I’ve been on Instagram and playing Scramble with Friends as a source of entertainment living off the hash tag #HurricaneWhoever.
Follow me as the boredom continues @NinaSoAwesome
Hurricane Sandy at FoodTown on Instagram

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Sunday Morning with Zac!

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

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Out with the OLD, in with the LEGENDARY

     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.

Most recently, she’s taken over one of the hits of my time (the 90’s), ‘Lately’ by Tyrese. Also known as staple in the Male R&B world, Tyrese has “gifted” Ms Baker this beautiful song and allowed to infuse her Jazz and Soul genius within the music.
Here’s a video clip of the song… Amazing!

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