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So far Anu Prestonia has created 182 blog entries.

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 [...]

Don’t Pass Up that Farm Stand!


Driving up and down a hilly and winding road, I passed a large farm stand that looked more like a bonified store than a stand. Inside, the fresh produce was so brilliant in color, plump in readiness, that it almost made me want to cook. Yeah, I'm the first to admit that these days, [...]

Did You Know? Twisted Styles


Did you know that Anu began braiding hair professionally in 1978 while attending Howard University?  In the summer of 1977, Anu landed as job as a Braider at the popular Shelton's Hair Gallery in Washington, DC.  Shelton's Hair Gallery is an upscale salon that continues to set the standard in excellent hair care in [...]

The Magic of Martha’s Vineyard


A wise man once said the primary reason that people feel relaxed and happy on vacation is that they automatically breath at a slower and deeper rate while  vacationing. The rate of our breathing is a direct reflection of our emotional state. Hyper breathing with short and rapid rates indicates that we are either [...]

Toni, Toni, Toni Morrison


When I heard of Toni Morrison’s transition, I was both sadden and appreciative. I was appreciative of not only Ms. Morrison’s work but for the experience of having recently seen her on the big screen sharing her life’s story and the journey of her career. The film, “The Pieces I Am” is beautiful and compelling. It was [...]

Spiritual Spritzers ~


We are currently offering two types of Spritzers, Spiritual Spritzers, and Refresh Spritzers. Refresh Spritzers are infused with essential oils and are used to cleanse and refresh the air or yourself when you find you or your environment hot, sticky, or stagnant. You can spritz directly towards your face or spritz the air with [...]

Optimism, Joy, and Contentment


We often believe that our circumstances are responsible for whether or not we are happy, joyous, and content. When I’m feeling out-of-sorts, think of a dear friend Audrey (not her real name) who lost her mother, her husband, and her father within two months. After this occurred, I would see Audrey or speak to [...]

Brooklyn Botanic Rose Garden 2019


Every June, the Brooklyn Botanic Rose Garden provides an extraordinary treat for rose lovers.  This past Friday was a most beautiful day in Brooklyn.  It was warm and sunny with a lovely breeze, a perfect day for visiting the gardens, not too hot and most certainly not cold. My former intern, Maati Angaza, a [...]