It was so good to get back into the kitchen, testing and creating recipes after a busy schedule traveling and having fun.

The kitchen is where I belong, it really is. I tested my brie stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, some tequila based cocktails and a very nice miso marinade. I cooked, and I cooked, and I cooked. I love my blog life. Recipes to come.

Last Sunday afternoon I joined my niece to support and check out our fellow Harlem creatives and entrepreneurs:

Vivrant Beauty, a new store on 220 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, NY, where you can find hair care, skin care and cosmetics.

Sugar Hill Market, a curated designer market featuring original products from harlem locals. Check out their Instagram page where they feature the creators of this local fare and updates on when the market returns to Harlem at Maison d’art, 259 West 132nd lifeblog life - week 31

I was tempted to buy some artisanal jam from Albane at Crosstown Sweets and a mug from Jonathan Castro, of Jonathan Castro Designs, but I spent all of my money on my fav lip care line Elo Lip Care, with no regrets I must add. Timothy George, the owner/creator makes a really good product. I have bought so many lip balms and scrubs from Elo Lip Care for my friends and family and they are all in love with his products.

My niece and I ended the day sipping on Margaritas at Rosa Mexicano opposite the Lincoln Center, and visited our favorite NY water feature, the Revson Fountain. She’s a beauty.

blog lifeThe rest of my week was mostly routine with a hurdle or two that I was unable to clear. But the fact that I was unable to clear those hurdles taught me something. I learned that it is not always possible to navigate how people perceive you, no matter how confident, driven and accomplished you are. Sometimes you have to let time be the master and allow your contributions to marinate in the minds of others until they are able to fully appreciate your worth.

Blog life week 31.