Last Sunday I had the opportunity to meet up with a group of bloggers. After our brunch, I felt so refreshed, inspired and motivated. We talked, laughed and shared ideas with each other; it was like I was with family.
If you’re ever looking for a nice, small and “instagammable” place to brunch at with a few friends, be sure to check out Blank Slate Tea on Madison Ave in Downtown NYC. I had their avocado toast topped with a poached egg and it was delicious! I never had matcha before and I was told I needed to try it out, so I ordered the Rose Matcha and it was so refreshing and tasty; I’m so glad I popped my matcha cherry. Check out below for the scrumptious food and drink photos!
As a busy young woman, I find that I’m literally spreading my time super thin. Whether it’s with my office job or my hobby, it can be very mentally draining. Sometimes I want to just give up and not push myself so hard, but then I find little things that motivate me and inspire me to keep on keeping on.
I’ve been in a small creative funk lately and today I decided to go through my camera roll in my phone (who else does this when seeking inspo?) to see what catches my eye and help get my creative juices flowing. While scrolling through my album, I came across some shots I took last year of a fashion event for MATCHESFASHION and a photo gallery for a good friend of mine, Valine; a super talented young photographer. I wanted to share those photos with you all, maybe someone else finds inspiration in them also.
How do you guys cope with a creative funk? What do you turn to motivate you?
Yesterday I introduced a new series on my YouTube Channel; monthly favorites. Each month I will share with everyone what I’m obsessing over. For the month of February, I put together some beauty, fashion and lifestyle items and talked about them in my latest video. You can check it out below (every item is linked below for you)!
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Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2EZOsZd
350 Nature Glow Morphe eyeshadow palette: http://bit.ly/2TuJmgE
Ban.do planner: http://bit.ly/2HqXEYg
The Self-Love Experiment: https://amzn.to/2VOYv9c
Nike Zoom 2k: http://bit.ly/2ETctjB
Vans Authentic “Off The Sticker”: http://bit.ly/2XQL9LE
Jordan Retro 13: http://bit.ly/2HdyAog
Air Max Plus: http://bit.ly/2XRXJu7
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I know some people are procrastinators like yours truly and probably can’t find OR haven’t found the perfect outfit to wear for the day of love. I have put together a quick little video to help the ladies out in that department. In my latest video, I give you three options for outfits; starting with a super casual laid back look and finishing with a cute and classy dress decked out with my favorite faux fur coat. Check out the video below to help you put together your best fit for this Valentine’s Day. I have included all links to the items mentioned in the description box of the video.
Thanks for tuning in, love Ang.
This week was a very exciting week for me with my writing. Two features went live on MISSBISH that I was so passionate about. R&B singer/songwriter Kiana Ledé’s latest EP Selfless is a journey of emotions both raw and real. Catch her interview here.
Abby Jasmine has always been interested in pursuing a musical career, as a matter of fact, she recorded her first song at the age of 7! The Staten Island native is currently working on her EP, soon to be released. Read all about her here.
Hey everyone! Black Friday is two days away and I’m here to help out. I recently purchased some pieces from the online store PRETTYLITTLETHING and loved every item I got. You can watch the mini haul below! If you need any help with sizing or any recommendations, feel free to hit me up! Happy Thanksgiving!
Last month I received a pair of Chucks with a very special meaning behind them. A fellow Dominican creative, Ray Polanco Jr., customized a pair of the classic Converse and dubbed them “Puro Platano.” The sneakers were in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and were created as an ode to the Dominican Flag and a staple food, platanos. If you’re not familiar with what a platano is, it’s one of our most popular food items; we smash them to make mangu, we fry them to make tostones, we pretty much do anything and everything to them to enjoy with either Induveca salami, eggs, avocado etc. It’s only right that the “Puro Platano” chucks are an all over green with gold detailing on the eyelets and Converse branding. Red, white and blue details on the sole are the colors of our flag and lastly, my favorite part of the sneakers, is the camo brown design on the inside which represents the variety of skin complexions within our culture.
All that being said, my friend Maria and I, decided to go to the heart of Dominican culture here in NYC to showcase the beauty of the sneakers. We took a stroll in the Heights, took some pictures, talked about how amazing the local avocados looked and ended our day with some sancocho at Casa del Mofongo. Check out the pics below!