I’ve got big news, friends! The travel show that I host is an official nominee of The Webby Awards! This year they received 11,000 entries from 60 different countries and WE, The Vagabond Project, are one of FIVE videos selected in the Online Film/Video: Travel & Adventure category! Not only are we incredibly honored, we are extremely excited! We are up for two awards… The Webby Award and People’s Voice Award! Help us to win by voting?! Its quick and easy! I promise! xoxo
VOTE HERE: http://bit.ly/webbyVagabond
If you follow me on my social media, perhaps you have seen some posts about Serene City Retreat… About a year ago, I was feeling super frustrated about work and had a deep wanting to contribute to the world in a more creative, empowering and entrepreneurial way. It was around that time, that I was reading The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer a book that I would highly recommend! One day after reading the book for about a week, I woke up and started setting my intention out loud just like Mr. Dyer recommended. Right there, in my cozy bed on the Upper West Side, I proclaimed “It is my intention to start a business that I can be proud of, a business that I feel positively contributes to the world as well.” I went on speaking my intention out loud for some time that morning before I got ready and set out for my day. It was later the next day or so that I was in a yoga class and while in downward dog I had a vision; a vision of my girlfriends and I doing yoga on the rooftop of The James hotel.
From reading the book, I knew automatically that this vision was connected to my intention. Although at the time I thought it was crazy, I immediately called my friend David Rabin who is the managing partner of Jimmy the rooftop bar at The James and pitched him my idea to host invite-only rooftop yoga exclusively for women, right on the spot… and to my pleasant surprise he loved the idea and offered to help me pitch it to the hotel! It was from there that I had a series of fortuitous synchronistic occurrences that allowed Serene to take flight! After we were able to start roof-top yoga, slowly Serene gained a great buzzed and it became clear that we had to expand the concept by going beyond yoga by focusing on the most central purpose of Serene; to bring together, empower and inspire women. With that in mind; we have a host of events, dinners, classes, forums and more all being built out as we speak that we feel will do just that!
WE wanted to start with something fun and unique so the first experience that we opened up after our yoga was our Nude Life Drawing night at Parlor NYC… Which got a great feature on the examiner.com… check it out HERE. It was a real hit and really go th women to open up and have fun with new people! I look forward to doing more and am so excited about the success that we are experiencing!
I could go on and on about Serene and I am sure that I will more often… but for now, keep your eyes open for what we have next!
Photo Credit: Bossip.com
I love the runway and I love music! So when I was casted for Rip the Runway, I was excited because I knew that it was a show that I would get to show my personality and WERK it! I was also sooo honored because I was casted by the lovely Bethann Hardison, who has helped bring many black models to the forefront of fashion! It was also a funny synchronicity with being casted, because just a few weeks prior to shooting Rip the Runway, I walked for Rick Ross’ girlfriend’s line FRONTROW during NYFW!! So when I ran into Rick Ross again after seeing him during fashion week, it was def a nice synchronistic surprise! If you look at the video, you can see he was def giving me love! If you didn’t get a chance to see the show on BET, check it out here!
Rip the Runway with Rick Ross and ME!
I am a subscriber to the Refinery29.com email newsletter, so naturally when I saw that I was featured on the blog in the beauty section I was soooo happy! Funny thing is I was so happy that day, I was totally in the zone. At home, before I went out for the shows at Milk Studios I told myself that I was intent on being completely myself. Fashion week can get so serious and competitive so I knew that to feel and look my best I would just BE ME! BIG HAIR and all!! And to my pleasant surprise this belief was solidified by a beautiful mention on Refinery! Check it!
My friend Jodie, is a mom, wife, entrepreneur and all around woman of influence who has a great blog on all things beauty; so naturally when asked about my beauty routine, I was happy to share my beauty beliefs with her on her fab blog Georgia NY… to get some of my beauty advice and the insight of pretty amazing women… check the feature here!
I love music! I often have listening sessions with my fellow music lover friends and they share the best music out there with me! These artists however i found off of Pandora (which btw is under some scrunity from the Gov and big biz so make sure you support them!!)
Any who, here is some feel good music for ya!
Feel Again -OneRepublic
Take you Higher (Club Mix) -Goodwill & Hook N Sling
I’m so excited to finally watch the webisodes that I shot in Beijing/Hong Kong. I had so much fun shooting everyday! The team did such a great job and each guide really teaches us viewers what we need to know when traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong! It was so much fun, but a great learning experience that I hope to share with all you travel lovers as well!
This video is one of my faves! I was soooo determined to get up on the board… Pretty emabassing what happens in this one!
I have been regularly practicing yoga for quite some time… about three years to be exact. I tend not to officially call myself a yogi, but I do think that I am getting there. With that being said, I am so excited that I am able to share my love for yoga (and the health/wellness that comes with regular practice) with AMAZING women here in NYC on the rooftop of the James NY. Its really an extraordinary experience, and I am soooo thankful that others feel the same! I am especially pleased to know that the well respected yoga authority Yoga Journal have given Serene City Retreat their stamp of approval!
Read below to read their review!!
Yoga With a View.
I must admit I never get tired of watching this! Project Runway Season 8 was the opening show for Lincoln Center and the energy was very high and exciting! I will never forget my walk down the runway that day, as it was a very magical moment unlike any other time before! What was even better was that this was the final step to winning with my amazing designer Gretchen Jones! Hope you enjoy this flashback!! Oh and in case you were wondering I closed the show with Gretchen at the end starting at 9:06!
I love doing comedy, so when UCB (who I LOVE working with) hit me up to be in this new web series with SNL star Horatio Sanz of course I said YES! Hope you enjoy, and make sure you sub!