Soul Food spot in The Bronx

Another Hidden Gem in The Bronx, ya’ll! Okay so whenever I walked pass this block, this restaurant is always packed with people. I went inside and asked the chef why this restaurant is always packed and he simply told me in his Caribbean accent “When you try the food, you will know”.

I must admit that the food is truly good!  My boyfriend and I had fish, shrimps, mac and cheese, candied yams, corn bread and their signature drink called half and half. The serve a lot of food so we split the food and we were more than satisfied.

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Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The chef was right after all, now I know why this place is always packed.

My Fav African Fashion Line; Aisha Qabila

Young Bronx native, Aisha is CEO and founder of Aisha Qabila which is a beautiful African Fashion line. Aisha Qabila, offers a selection of handmade Vinyl beads and gorgeous head ties! She is truly driven and knows exactly what she wants. I love her fashion line for so many reasons!

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Aisha Qabila

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The Queen herself, CEO and Founder of Aisha Qabila. (Wearing The Blick Headtie)

One main reason being that she started off this fashion line with a mission to empower women from all over the world. It’s an amazing feeling to have a power talk like this with powerful individuals such as Aisha because you can see the passion through her eyes and you can also hear it through her voice. Her goal is to empower women with her clothing and that is what makes her authentic and her fashion absolutely FABULOUS!!

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The Nina Headtie

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The Nima Headtie

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The Niaka Headtie

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The Vinca Headtie

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For more information you can visit the wesbite or you can contact Aisha directly with the information provided above.

Ice cream date at Van Leeuwen

A scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough from Van Leeuwen is all I need on a Sunday afternoon. Their ice cream is simply delicious. Each spoon is filled with a bunch of mmmmm.. that sound you make when you’re eating something too good. If you are a ice cream lover in the NYC area, than you must try Van Leeuwen. If you are lucky like me, you may find this ice ream at your local supermarket.

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Spa day in NYC at Red and White Spa

One thing that I’ve learned in my young years of life, is that it is very important to treat yourself. No matter how crazy your boat may seem to flow, the feeling that you get after a nice pamper, boosts your happiness and elevates your mood. Be kind to yourself.

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Red and White Spa NYC (Midtown Location)

After a whole month of traveling in Europe, a massage was due at Red and White Spa. On a Saturday evening, my girls and I headed downtown for a spa day. We were greeted with delicious Hershey kisses and glasses of viovet clicquot.

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Waiting Area

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Not only do they have six locations in the city but I love Red and White Spa because of its decor and the lovely staff! Everyone is friendly and dedicated to make you feel at home and relaxed, I really love that. However, my masseuse was Tarsha and she was incredible. Not only because of the massage itself but also because of our conversations! I understand that many people do not like to chat during a massage session, but I DO!! Girlll, lets talk! What’s the point, if it’s not fun? Most importantly, we were all highly satisfied and relaxed after our glamorous pamper.

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Relax & Unwind

If you are in NYC, make sure that you reserve a day of pamper at Red and White Spa ♥

Antonio’s Trattoria in Bronx Little Italy

Although I just got back from beautiful Italy, I couldn’t  have enough of the food and I knew this meant to take a trip to little Italy in The Bronx. However, after doing some research and asking around, I knew Antonio’s Trattoria will be a great choice.

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Chicken Parmigiano Oven Baked Pizza and Cheese Calzone with sauce. 

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Deliciousness

As NYC quoted, “The restaurant dishes up classic Italian fare like baked clams, fried calamari, brick-oven pizzas and calzones, and fresh pastas including rigatoni, lasagna and penne.”

As soon as you walk in, you are welcomed with cheer! I love this feeling, it makes me feel at home. In short, the service was great, the food was delicious and just like Timeout said “the menu was voluminous”. Highly recommend for those who love Italian food like myself.

Ciao, Antonio’s Trattoria! I will see you again.

Monthly grocery shopping at ALDI

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Okay you guys I am really spilling the tea here. I am letting you know some of my tops grocery shopping secrets here in The Bronx.

With only 2 locations here in The Bronx, ALDI has so much to offer! ALDI is a German company that has successfully made its way into the United States. I love shopping for groceries here. One reason beyond all, I can buy organic fruits and veggies for a good price. Above all, it is a global discounted supermarket.

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My Grocery List

  1. Pita Chips
  2. Turkey Bacon
  3. Multi grain Bread
  4. Organic Yogurt
  5. Organic Quinoa
  6. Pineapple
  7. Broccoli (3 heads)
  8. Sweet Potatoes (About 10 in a bag)
  9. Old Fashion Oats
  10. Zucchini (4)
  11. Hummus
  12. Lemons (6)
  13. Brussels Sprouts (A bag of small Brussels sprouts)
  14. Oven Roasted Almonds
  15. Gala Apples (5)

I purchased 15 items that will last me for a whole month and I spent less than $40! Mathematically speaking, if I spend this month every month for a whole year, less than $500 will be going towards my groceries. Sounds almost unbelievable, when Americans usually spend $150 a week on groceries. Insane! You can eat better and save so much here at ALDI.

 

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Two locations here in The Bronx, pick one and start saving. 

Do you shop at ALDI?