I’ve been wanting to update my look a bit since the big 3-0 is right around the corner. So excited! Thank God for 30 years of life and the ability to live it doing the things I love. Typically, around birthday time; I like to play around with my look. I tend to get really picky when shopping for clothes and wanted some more “mature” pieces for the “crossover” into my 30’s. (aka less short- shorts ha!) I love these striped high waist, wide leg trousers from Target. They’re so light and breezy especially for the humidity during the summer months. Cut off/cropped tees are my faves as well and I love that I can coordinate two styles of striped patterns together for a not-so-matchy look.
It was just supposed to be a laid-back, easy weekend. You know– walks in the park, rooftop sunsets, street festivals, brunch and the like. The typical NYC-weekend trip. But, somehow, my getaway weekends always transform into fete weekends. Hey, I don’t pick the fetes. The fetes always seem to pick me.
Mind you, there’s so much to do in NYC (not just Manhattan), but in all 5 boroughs, all spilling over with diversity, attractions and culture. There is always something to do.
Lately, I’ve been focused on getting the most out of my long weekends especially when the budget is (repeat after me) NOT there for carnival-hopping. I think the ingredients to a perfect long-fete-weekend is balance. Get your brunches, picnics, long walks in and strategically place a fete in there or two, or three and you’re good. The only bad thing about this particular weekend was the horribly over priced drinks; either that or I’ve been in Florida for too long. Anyways lets cut to the recap.
When I think of Memorial Day, I think of sweet summer days, bbqs, grilled food, street festivals, parks, picnics beach and pool parties and just generally good vibes. It’s my favorite time of year– and I literally start pitching anything long sleeved and cumbersome into boxes, bins and make way for the prints, neons, summer dresses, sandals and the signature stark white outfit. I mean who really cares when and how you wear white anyway?
The 2nd annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival took place on Mothers Day weekend in Nassau, Bahamas.
It was my first time and as a first timer (with anything) you really don’t know what to expect. I mean of course you ask questions but there’s nothing like forming your own opinion.
As I do with most carnival reviews, I try to be objective as possible; but knowing that can potentially vary depending on my outlook and perspective. So, I decided to get a more “roundabout” view of what several masqueraders, promoters, entertainers thought about this year’s Junkanoo carnival.
Is it just me? Or is everyone in the gym nowadays. I won’t lie. I’m a gym rat but it seems like everyone is sticking to those New Years resolutions. I ain’t mad at ya.
Working out makes me feel invincible. The sky could be falling, the earth could be spiraling towards the sun but there’s nothing that makes me feel as pumped as a great workout. Endorphins are the best drug ever.
It’s literally 2 weeks and counting til the 2nd annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival….and I don’t feel a bit prepared. I have to say this one snuck up on me but luckily being in its beginner stages, I can get away with “sticking” on this one.
Planning for carnival can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you’ve never attended it or it’s fairly new or there’s just not a lot of information about it.
In an attempt to check this one off my bucket list I went stalking social media for information on fetes, costumes and anything essential for an aspiring carnival junkies’ first time at Bahamas carnival.
If you haven’t been to at least one Trinidad carnival in your lifetime; it’s ok. Trust me; you will survive. Life will go on and you wouldn’t have known any different. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not the best at being sarcastic.
Honestly if there’s one thing that I’m SURE about in my 29 years of existence (and sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes not so good) is that carnival is addicting; especially the Mecca, Trinidad and Tobago. It is a life-altering experience and I wish had 10 dollars for every time I’ve said, typed or written that down. I’m pretty sure I could retire and just do carnival for the rest of my life if that was the case.