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So far Anu Prestonia has created 189 blog entries.

Honoring Toni Morrison


As a lover of pearls, I couldn’t help but notice that Toni Morrison too had a love of pearls.  When Toni made her transition last year I wanted to honor her in a way that was dear to me and in which I could include others.  I thought let’s honor Toni by wearing her [...]

A Sacred Time


It’s the holy season, the season of Lights. In every culture Light is symbolic of the Divine Light, that Light that is within us all that reflects our highest nature. On this first day of the Winter Solstice, I would like to remind you of the spiritual power that is available to us at this [...]

Lynette With the Big Heart


In the mid 1970s, I was introduced to one of the most talented people  I have ever met, Lynette Epps. I don't think there's anything that Lyn can't do, from jewelry to construction, and everything in-between.  At that time Lynette was an airline stewardess aka flight attendant for TWA - Trans World Airlines. I [...]

Dapper Dan ~ A Man for All Seasons


When I was coming of age during the  70s, it was all about partying, going to the clubs.  I was in my late teens, and my friends and I would go clubbing most Thursday nights at Casablanca and on the weekends at the famed Leviticus Nightclub. Present in those clubs during that time was [...]

Hydrate, Moisturize, and Condition Your Hair


A friend recently reached out and touched my hair. She then remarked that my hair felt soft and fluffy, and that her hair felt gummy.  I then touched her hair and, it did feel gummy, a bit sticky.  She admitted that her hair felt much better when she was using Anu Essentials. For so [...]

Get Yourself a Squatty Potty


About a year ago I decided to acquire a Squatty Potty because I have known since my college days that sitting on a toilet, a western invention, is not the healthiest way to release your bowels. You may wonder why I am bringing this up.  What does a Squatty Potty have to do with [...]

Beads Then and Now


When I first began braiding hair professionally, I had a goal of learning how to do micro-braids and micro-beads. I had no one to teach me; it was something that came with practice. Initially, my braids were the width of a pencil, but I eventually widdle them down to the size of a needle. [...]

Root Down


I liken autumn to a version of spring.  Summer and winter can be extreme, while autumn and spring are temperate times. It is this comfy nature of early autumn that makes it so alluring. The weather can be perfect, cool, and crisp in the mornings, glorious in the afternoons, and then brisk again in [...]

Oh, What a Night ~ Honoring Anu & Khamit Kinks


It was a night of honor, acknowledgement, love, and accomplishment, that was celebrated. I had never imaged that I would be commemorated in this glorious fashion. Ten of the twelve Andsisters on that glorious night ~ My sisterhood, which is comprised of twelves friends who practice a similar lifestyle, belief system, and [...]

Location, Location, Location


Khamit Kinks had several sequential locations that Anu scouted out, renovated, and turned into destination salons attracting clients not only from the tri-state area but from around the country and from the diaspora. In the early days of her career, Anu traveled between Washington, DC, New York, Miami, Florida, and Nassau Bahamas with the [...]