Brabo in Old Town

Brabo Tasting Room has an incredible three (3) course Tasting for only $29!
This includes (1) a soup or salad, (2) Any Tarte or Mussel and (3) Any Desert. 
This fantastic deal makes in a GREAT option for a date night under $100!
I had a baked brie salad with salad and it was absolutely delicious. But a few of my friends had the Classic Mussels and said they were divine. Located in Old Town Alexandria at 1600 King Street, it is definitely a “Gem” worth checking out!

Forman Mills For Fashion!


Speaking on fashion… It’s not “who” you’re wearing… it’s about your own personal style and how you rock it. 
I love mixing and matching pieces from all over. I went into Forman Mills last weekend looking for an area rug & found this cute maxi skirt!
Hat – Jones New York at Macy’s
Vegan Leather Jacket – forever21
Blouse – The Loft
Skirt – Forman Mills
Bag – Chanel
Booties Christian Louboutin

Since this original post on IG, I was reposted by the Forman Mills instagram account. Thank you Forman Mills for the rePost! I will definitely go back to see what I can find. 

Happy Frugal Shopping!

Via Spiga & Paige Premium – DC Shopping

DSW aka Deisgner Shoe Warehouse always has the BEAT DEALS!!!
I absolutely love these Via Spiga shoes I scored there for 80% OFF. They came to a mere were only $26. You’ve got to LOVE that! 

I’m always on the hunt for another pair of black jeans (not like I need another pair). There’s no way I would buy these expensive jeans at retail price as Paige Premiun Jeans can be as high as $200 per pair! As a matter of fact, I usually get all of my jeans at the consignment shop, the thrift store, on poshmark or from family and/or friends. Every once and a while I will get a great pair at Nordstrom Rack! I got 2 pair of black jeans for the incredible price of 2 for $17 at my neighborhood miniority owned Frugalista on Mount Pleasant Street in the wonderful amount Pleasant neighborhood here in DC. 

Karibbean Kitchen

After the 2015 closing of a DC Caribbean Food Favorite, Sweet Mango Cafe, we have been super pressed to find a great neighborhood Caribbean Food spot. But no more because Karibbean Kitchen have answered our Jerk and Curry Prayers. I was surprised and overjoyed when the hubster came home with a sample of their food; a chicken patty, a vegetable patty and some Coco bread and it was SOOO GOOD! I just love coco bread! So when a friend called on me to handle some business and catch up for a drink, I had to share with her this new find. So we went and were extremely satisfied with the selection and the great service.

Karibbean Kitchen is conveniently located at 1400 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC 20010.
They are just 3-4 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.

Frugal Friday FAB Finds Under $50

I love finding deals online and Frugal Friday Under $50 is my favorite! Check out these finds I found online at Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. Get them while they last!

1. Top – Cupio $17
2. Jeans – BeBe $30
3. Clutch – Urban Expression $30

Direct Gems do not guarantee the prices listed or the availability of any product posted. These items were on sale on these sites at the time of this post. Prices are subject to change.


Show NO HATE towards ANY RACE because it’s ALL of us that makes AMERICA GREAT!!! 

With this upcoming march this weekend in Washington DC by a HATE group, I will be protesting HATE! And… I will be promoting LOVE! I’m so annoyed, afraid and upset about the current climate with are living in today. But like my Mommy, Auntie and other ancestors (especially my Great Uncle Americus Neely who was killed while fighting for equality in the Forrest City Riot of 1889 in Arkansas) fought before me, I’m here to fight oppression & hate and to find the goodness in others of every race. 

I don’t remember ever feeling the bigotry and racism that I’ve experienced in these most recent times. Of course there have been a few exceptions. One specific experience comes to mind when I wore my hair in its natural state after my big chop in 2012 and a Caucasian senior officer made a comment using the word “nappy” in my presence to undoubtedly make me feel inferior abut my natural hair. But here lately, it’s been just an awful and a blatant racist parade of ugly behavior by so many.

I’m a woman that leans on my faith and compassion for others to ensure I treat everyone with kindness. It seems that for many ignorance is bliss and we have forgotten that we are all HUMAN BEINGS first. So let’s stop this made up notion of superiority and come together! 

Are you ready for the fight for love, justice and equality?