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The Girl with the Pearls

While it's nice to see pearls on a mannequin, it's even nicer to see them on a person.  Friend and muse, the beautiful Lynnette Joy, agreed to come over and take some photos in [...]

How To Properly Care for Your Pearls

Pearls are the only natural gem that require no processing to be complete. There is no need for cutting, pressurizing, or shaping for their natural beauty to be observed; they emerge from their shell [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Level Up ~ Electric Resin Burners

After extensive market research, testing one burner after the next,  I can finally offer you a way to level up your home fragrance experience, with this beautiful, ceramic, electric burner. The benefit of using [...]

Walnuts Can Do That?

For most of my life I have awakened in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and I thought it was normal. Then recently it increased to sometimes twice a night. I finally decided [...]

Happy Hair is Hydrated Hair

Water equals life.  In spring the rains arrive softening and hydrating the earth, which invigorates the growth and vibrancy of plant life. Your hair needs this same kind of boost.  Hair is happiest when [...]

Baroque Pearls

Pearls are the only gems that don't have to be cut, pressurized, or put through a machine in order for their beauty to be revealed. Instead, baroque pearls develop through the sublime pressure and [...]

Herkimer Diamonds ~ Ice, Ice Baby

Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of [...]

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