January 2011

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Tweet It was such an honor to have been asked to host a special tasting menu for fellow bloggers and special friends of mine, this past Wednesday at Capizzi Pizza and Wine Bar in mid-town Manhattan. I was so excited, even though I knew we were scheduled to have yet another snow-storm, actually a blizzard. “Read more”

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Mojo Mama

by Melissa W. 2 comments January 28, 2011

Tweet You  may remember my recent post on how to become a Black Swan Mom. This week, dear reader, I’m going to focus on something that’s a little more….shall I say….immediate. And it doesn’t require an ounce of self reflection. Instead, it involves a simple, green drink called the Mojito. I promise that imbibing this “Read more”

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Suggestions From André Leon Talley, Isaac Mizrahi, and More Fashion Folk for Looking Good When It’s Really, Really, Really Ridiculously Cold-Feeling

by Naima Sanowar 1 comment January 25, 2011

Tweet I am sooooooo tired of the blindingly cold weather, dipping into the double digits, we have been having the last few weeks. No, I am really tired of  the serial assaults of these unforgiving snow-storms as of late. Beyond the deterrent to do anything fabulous or productive, how is anyone able to even try and “Read more”

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Giant Steps to Change the World

by Naima Sanowar 1 comment January 24, 2011

Tweet This past Sunday on a very cold day, Karate Boy and I ventured out of our warm cozy home and headed to a  fabulous bookstore called PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo for a special kids reading and book signing by Academy Award nominated film director Spike Lee, his wife Tonya Lewis Lee, and award-winning artist and illustrator “Read more”

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Mix-tape Sunday- Bebel Gilberto, Santana & Bob Marley

by Naima Sanowar 2 comments January 23, 2011

Tweet I don’t remember exactly when I first heard  of Brazilian pop singer Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of legendary bossa nova singer and guitarist, João Gilberto -– known as the “Father of Bossa Nova” –- and Brazilian singer and composer Miúcha. Gilberto, all I remember was that I was smitten instantly. My favourite albulm of Ms “Read more”

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Solitary Confinement

by Melissa W. 0 comments January 22, 2011

Tweet This past weekend, while on a snowy retreat with friends in Vermont, the boychild got up on skis for the first time. Not that I got to witness this special moment. Yes. This is going to be a post full of bitterness and self-pity. You got a problem with that? Let’s start at the “Read more”

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Happiness is….

by Kirstin McKee 0 comments January 21, 2011

Tweet January is my least favourite month of the year. Actually, I tell a lie. February is. But still, January is a difficult month to get through. You have to seek out that happiness wherever you can find it. I find myself searching for sun, for the light; I’m not fussy, anywhere will do, which “Read more”

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Miranda Kerr & Anna Campanelli – breast-feeding made cool

by Naima Sanowar 3 comments January 19, 2011

Tweet Miranda Kerr  delivered her first baby , a boy she named Flynn twelve days ago. And then she went home and got in bed to breast-feed him, and movie-star, baby daddy Orlando Bloom took her picture, and she still looked really sexy! “It’s always interesting to see what a supermodel’s first baby photo will look like. On “Read more”

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Klub 4 Kidz… a play-space adventure

by Naima Sanowar 0 comments January 17, 2011

Tweet Karate Boy and I were very excited when we heard that a brand new indoor play space  opened in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Klub 4 Kidz is the newest addition to play spaces in New York City… a  giant play structure, climbing wall ,  spaces for classes and birthday parties. On a very cold, snowy day, we were off to Klub 4 “Read more”

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Mix-tape Sunday- “I am in love with you” by Erykah Badu feat. Stephen Marley

by Naima Sanowar 0 comments January 16, 2011

Tweet Today’s  Sunday Mix-tape is very special to The Epicurean Man and I. The first song is by an amazing soulful songstress named Erykah Badu, featuring Stephen Marley. A song that is meaningful to us because it was a song that my hubby-boyfriend at the time bought for me on Valentines Day in 2001. We had just re-united after a “Read more”