Thoughts

June 17, 2016

Other Festival Recap

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Speaking at NYC’s first “Other Festival” was an honor! Besides hearing some of the most inspiring women speak such as Naomi Campbell, Rosario Dawson, Cynthia Rowley, Bev Bond and more – I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel entitled “Beyond The Turntables“. I was lucky enough to be joined by my friends: Moderated…

February 25, 2016

LA Riding in the Kia Soul

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If you know me a little (or a lot), you know I’m a driver. I drive every day in NYC. I also have a firm relationship with the parking gods. My car is my office, music studio, changing room & storage unit all wrapped up in one. So when I go to LA, I must…

December 16, 2015

Adidas Life: Motivation for 2016

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As 2015 comes to a close, I find myself in another cycle of self-reflection (as if this doesn’t already happen 5 times a day). I’m a deep thinker, so allow me to indulge. There seems to be 2 components in everyone’s traditional ‘end of year’ assessment: What from the past year has made you feel…

October 19, 2015

Inspiration Station: The work of Cecile Emeke

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From my recent London trip, I got introduced to the work of Cecile Emeke. I did my research, read a few interviews (including her sit down with the NY Times) and delved into a few of her episodes – needless to say, I’m hooked. She’s pushing social boundaries in a smart & hilarious way. Take…

October 13, 2015

Sonos “Sonic Garden”

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Last week while in LA I got to check out Sonos’s latest exhibit, “Sonic Garden“. Being quite a hippie / semi-environmentalist – the science behind plants affecting human energy has always been ‘a thing for me’. If you’ve ever seen “What The Bleep Do We Know“, you get where I’m coming from. Check out the…

October 9, 2015

Nastygal x Vintage Music

I’m excited to partner up with one of my fav #GirlBoss conglomerates, NASTY GAL on this! When the crew over at NASTY GAL + Shopping Links asked me to pick a few pieces that reminded me of my favorite vintage albums / songs – I chose 3 women artists that seriously changed my life. Photos…

August 11, 2015

Ted Talk Tuesdays: An Ode To Envy

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For today’s edition, we examine the art and puzzling fascination of “envy”. I really love how Parul Sehal dissects the irony and history of envy in literature and in our every day life:  

July 16, 2015

Music Doc: Spoek Mathambo ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’

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Let me start by saying I’m already bias because I know and respect Spoek Mathambo. But separate from our personal connection, this documentary is such an “insiders look” into South African music today – I’m intrigued beyond belief. Set up shop on the couch, pour a cold one and watch this! PART 1 PART 2…

March 17, 2015

Ted Talk Tuesdays: The Secret To Desire

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On today’s edition of Ted Talk Tuesdays, I feature Esther Perel and her discussion on “The Secret to Desire in Long Term Relationships“. This is always a recurring issue in most relationships, something I don’t think we’ve really delved into as a society. Most people accept the fact that the “fire” dies in long term…