Welcome to the Wild!
Dear sis, Our third day in Johannesburg was AMAZING!!! Months before we got to the city I had been looking forward to the adventures Johannesburg had to offer and let me just say, she DELIVERED! I've always wanted to be up close and personal with "wild" animals and experience them in their natural habit. I even wanted to a pet monkey as a child (lol). At the beginning of 2017, I created a bucket list for the year. It included everything from trying new restaurants in the ci
Dear sis, We've been in South Africa for a full two days now and I am 100% smitten by her! I personify the country as a female because she has all the qualities of a royal Queen. We had the pleasure of being guided around Johannesburg by a set of locals -- two women around our age who were born and raised in Jo'burg. One of our first stops was Soweto, a neighboring jurisdiction of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa. It's pronounced So-way-toe (you like m
Hey Sis, Guess what -- we're in Africa!! We touched down in Johannesburg, South Africa around 6pm Thursday local time. That was about noon Eastern time in the U.S. It was a long 14.5 hour flight from Atlanta to Jo'burg. Lauren handled the trip like a champ. A little wifi and some headphones and she was good to go! Valencia on the other hand, wasn't so lucky. Halfway through the flight, nausea and dizziness set in. But, the flight attendants were awesome with offering re
Your name is "Change"
Dear Sis, April is a pretty awesome month! I was born in it. (Yes… shameless plug) Our dear alma mater Spelman College is celebrating 136 years of existence. My sister and I both graduated from Spelman, and I feel confident in speaking for both of us when I say it was the BEST decision we ever made! It’s the first place we experienced genuine sisterhood beyond our own relationship. We found some of our closest friends there – the ones who support us unconditionally and who be
Stick to the Basics!
Dear sis, Is it just me or does every morning present one of the most challenging tasks of the day? Creating a trendy professional look with minimal effort and limited time. I struggled with this for a while, ok probably more like years and it’s just plain exhausting. From 30 mins of trying on outfit after outfit and turning my closet upside down every morning to nailing the perfect look in half the time. I’ve found beauty in sticking to the basics, all it takes is a handful
Meet me at work
Dear sis, Little known fact about me: I love award shows... talk about amazing television! They are the perfect mix of fashion and artistry -- the one place where the product of human expression is not only applauded, but put on full display. Nothing holds these artists back. They are un-apologetically themselves. My favorite part of any awards show is the acceptance speeches. Each of them is inspirational in some way. They show the artists' depth... the root from where their