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The Bronx has its very own salad. It’s called “The Bronx Salad”. This salad consists of a lot of yummy goods such as red peppers, red onions, black beans, corn, tomatoes, mangoes, cilantro, avocado, plantain chips with a delicious dressing made from scratch. Full of flavor and I must admit that this salad is very filling.

This salad has been around since 2016 and it has been a successful hit thus far. The institute for family health says that this salad “Made with simple, fresh ingredients, the dressing includes the famous Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, created by acclaimed Chef King Phojanakong, using peppers grown at more than 40 Bronx greenmarket farms and community gardens.” This is great! I feel much better eating this salad, knowing that the ingredients are locally grown.

You can purchase this salad from the places below:

  1. Bronx Tavern 
  2. Da Boogiedown Caffe 
  3. Fine Fare Supermarket  (East 149th Street Location)
  4. Mottley Kitchen 
  5. NY Bagel Cafe & Deli (Bruckner Blvd Location) 
  6. Porto Salvo 
  7. XM Cafe at the Bronx Museum 

 

The Bronx Salad is absolutely delicious. You have to give it a try, I promise you wont regret it.

Happy Eating, 

Dey

On Saturday March 3rd 2018, The Bronx birthed its first networking space for Bronx Innovators. This event was created with the intention of bringing Bronx Bloggers in one space. This event turned out better than what I had originally expected. I had such a good time meeting a list of Bronx professionals that share the love for their home (The Boogie down Bronx.) As Blogger Tess had mentioned in her blog, the people of The Bronx are hungry and there is something percolating here in our borough.

This is a small taste of what The Bronx can do. This is what happens when you put a whole bunch of Bronx Innovators in one room. The energy was absolutely amazing. I started off with a small idea of inviting 30 Innovators for a forum and then it escalated to 250 Innovators in one room, real quick. To see everyone connecting and building together as brothers and sisters, was truly beautiful. We must fight for what we love, which is our home; The Bronx!! This is just the beginning, there is more! If you missed this one, no worries! My team and I are coming back stronger for the next one. Bronx Strong for lifeeeee.


Bronxnet Recap of the event:

Open Interview with Daren Jaime before the event:


 

My partners: Ayesha (Event Organizer) and Henry (Founder of BORNjuice)

Click here and here for more pictures from the event.


Check out these Bronx Bloggers who recapped the event in their Blogs:


Alex Rivera (The Bronxer) Vlog on the event:

Instagram: TheBronxer

Youtube Channel: The Bronxer

 

What’s next?

  • I am currently planning another Blogger Social for the Summer of 2018! My team and I are super excited for the next one. Stay tuned for the upcoming dates and information. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to stay updated with more.

 

Lots of Hugs and Kisses, 

Dey

The Blogger Social FlyerThe first Blogger Social in The Bronx, is finally here. I have partnered up with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The XM Cafe and BORNjuice we for an event named “The Blogger Social”. This is a setting where innovators can create, produce and collaborate on different projects. For the first time in The Bronx, amazing creators and advocates so in this event we will all come together as one. Bloggers, vloggers, photographers, writers and ALL CREATORS are welcomed with open arms to attend this event. I invite you to come network amongst your peers and enjoy the scent of creativity that will be illuminating in the air.


When: Saturday, March 3rd 2018 at 4pm

Where: The Bronx Museum of the Arts 

Who: Check out my Instagram for Innovators that will be in attendance.

If you will like to be part of this great movement, RSVP here.


Much love, 

Dey 

 

 

 

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Flora Montes, President and Executive Director of Bronx Fashion Week

To some she is known as Fairy Godmother or the Puerto Rican Paula Deen; her name is Flora Montes. Yes, Flora like a flower in the Spanish language. Which is not by chance that her name is Flora, because she is a flower that blossomed in The Bronx and is planting seeds into The Bronx.

Flora has a big heart that drives her through everything that she commits herself to. Growing up in The Bronx, has taught Flora the importance of giving back. Although she moved out of The Bronx at the age of 24, her heart never left her home. With her experiences and creative ventures, Flora always found herself coming back to the boogie down Bronx, giving back to her home. Living in Connecticut, Flora took the last $20 that she had in her pocket and bought school supplies for kids in The Bronx, investing back into her community.

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This idea came to her while she was at a Latin Fashion Show. After experiencing a great show; Flora was amazed and she said to herself “We have to have this in The Bronx”. The next day, Flora began to work on bringing a fashion show to the Bronx. After what she had witnessed at the previous fashion show, she refused to put this dream to rest. Best believe, Flora worked until this fashion show came to life in The Bronx. This idea is now a reality that has been around in The Bronx for three years. I don’t know about you but as a Bronxite, this fills me up with joy.

Her authenticity and her love for her home (The Bronx) is what makes Flora a Bronx icon. Authenticity for many reasons, but one main reason is because she does serve back wholeheartedly as opposed for economic reasons.

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I had the pleasure to attend The Bronx fashion show this year back in August, that focused on a theme of “Back to school”. This event was hosted in Bay Plaza Mall, one of the biggest malls here in The Bronx. Before the show had begun, I was backstage speaking to models, designers, makeup artists,volunteers and interns who all shared the same feeling of a movement happening in The Bronx. Witnessing models, designers and sponsors piecing this event together, was a clear statement that The Bronx is in for a change! Bronx fashion show is setting a new standard to fashion shows throughout New York City, because they bring diversity in different areas as it is mentioned in New York Times article. As Flora says, “The Bronx Fashion Show is more than just a fashion show! It is more than just modeling, fabric or just a shirt”. In agreement with an article published by Bronx Times, Bronx Fashion show is about celebrating The Bronx and embracing beauty from the inside out.

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Flora Montes is a writer, poet, blogger, culinary chef, visionary and a full time Bronx advocate. Coming from a place where most people feel like you can’t make it far, Flora made it her job to give back so that she can help others chase their dreams. “Giving back equals healing” as Flora says. She did not allow herself to be a statistic in between the struggles that she had faced in her life, instead she flipped things over to cater to those in need.

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Get to know her story and her face because she has more to bring to The Bronx. “I am not building a company, I am building a legacy” and she is confident that “my grandchildren will look at this and be proud”. Such an amazing woman with a beautiful heart. Personally, I have never met anyone like Flora Montes. One thing that I learned from her as we chatted over Mexican food, is that it is not about the glamour but, yet about the story behind.

Want to follow up on The Bronx Fashion show’s latest updates? Great, you can do so by following their Instagram page and/or by visiting their website.

 

 

In case you did not know, there is a growing community of Bronx bloggers and photographers. Here are 10 that you should be following for updates on events, food spots, hidden gems and how they are making a difference in our communities. Happy Read!
bronxnarratives

Bronxnarratives is one of my go to Instagram pages for some cool photography, around The Bronx (captured by Dondre Green, love him). Also, I enjoy going on their website reading stories that provides an authentic view on our community.

 

intheboogiedown

A guide to whats going on in The Bronx! Cant find any Bronx events? Check out intheboogiedown page! I love that they are up to date with the events that’s going on here in our borough. This Instagram page is also empowered by @dandyinthebronx, which is a blog focused on men fashion & lifestyle.

 

bronxmama

Looking for something to do with you family in The Bronx? Look no further, bronxmama has all the updates that you need according to the week. This blog, fills the gap of the lack of resources for Bronx parents looking for the next event to attend with their families.

 

bronxnative

Through apparel, art and media; thebronxnative set the stage by designing dope apparels that speaks for the beauty of The Bronx. Through their Instagram page, you can follow up with their events and pop up events. By going on their website, you will find more details and shop for their works.

 

bronxfoodblog

If you love food and you live in The Bronx, than I suggest that you follow thebronxfoodblog. Besides their mouthwatering photos on Instagram, they also have a blog where you can read more about their food journey around The Bronx.

thebxsocialite

This is one of the first Bronx Blogs that I had first discovered, and I fell in love. Thebxsocialite understood that there are many hidden gems in The Bronx that New Yorkers are not aware about, let alone Bronxites! So if you’re looking for some hidden gems or some go to spots in our borough, check her out.

mybelovedbronx

Are you a Bronx Native eager to see the difference in our community in the past years? If so, check out photographer Abigail Montes Instagram page where she has captured the transformation in some areas in The Bronx. Read more about this project and its purpose here.

ediblebronx

Food goodies all over, I am talking about: ice cream, cakes, burgers, french fries and all the finger licking goods in The Bronx. Check them out on Instagram and on their website if you’re a foodie in the boogie!

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Calling all Bronx fashion lovers! In this page you will find, glamorous photos, beautiful designs and upcoming Bronx fashion events. For more details and information visit Bronx Fashion’s website.

 

 

bxfoodie

You can never have enough food options, so here is another foodie from The Bronx. Follow this food page as they eat their way through our borough!

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