Spur Tree * Fashion Week * Opening Ceremony * By The Water

Taxi conversation with Sean John as we leave his restaurant Spur Tree at Orchard street enroute to pier 57 NYC for a week long food and fashion event. And Spur Tree is on the menu. Our conversation covers Spur Tree’s plans in London, Naomi Cambell, how he he was chosen to be apart of OpeningContinue reading “Spur Tree * Fashion Week * Opening Ceremony * By The Water”

Yusef Sirius El: “Im A Beast In Footwear Design”

“I’ve been an artist since I was 2” Yusef Sirius El is a a man of many talents. Painter, musician but he is known for his success as a footwear designer.  Name the brand..Adidas, Nike, ENYCE, he has designed for them. Millions have worn his designs. Our conversation covers the story of Yusef, footwear designer.

Life Lessons From A Tribeca Homeless Man

 “When I first became homeless, I use to pray that I die for 6 months…that was back in ’87” Jerry,52, may be homeless but his mind isnt. I met Jerry in Tribeca. Our conversation is inspiring to say the least.  The street lights are on a timer. They come on and off every 2 minutes.Continue reading “Life Lessons From A Tribeca Homeless Man”

Georgia Salon & Boutique “Phase II”

  After 4 years, Georgia’s has decided to “close in order to expand” the beauty brand. On their last day of business, I stop by to talk with both about what they have learned running a NYC retail business and whats next for Georgia. Part beauty store and part salon, Georgia harbors a soft spotContinue reading “Georgia Salon & Boutique “Phase II””

What is Jem?

 After walking by Jem a number of times, I had to satisfy my curiosity. When I walked, I saw aisles and aisles of colorful fabric from the ceiling to the ground. I loved the environment. Jem is not your typical fabric store.  Jem is owned and operated by a brother-sister team, Michelle Zahabian, who is 24Continue reading “What is Jem?”

Extreme Hopscotch: “You got beat by an 8yr old!”

Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins..get your Extreme Hopscotch game up! Yesterday at a BBQ in Brooklyn, while filming the kids "hopschotchin", they challenged myself and my longtime friend Jon Cropper to try. He said "no way". I tossed him my camera and thought how hard could it be? Well, I got schooled by an 8year oldContinue reading “Extreme Hopscotch: “You got beat by an 8yr old!””

Brad & Simone: The Organizers Behind HarlemStage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.

Since 1979, Harlem Stage has been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations devoted to the creation and development of new works by performing artists of color. Brad Learmonth & Simone Eccleston are the passionate organizers behind the programming and arts education departments.  We take a tour of HarlemStage, discuss its history, E-moves, DJ RichContinue reading “Brad & Simone: The Organizers Behind HarlemStage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.”

Maya Contreras: Drummer, Author & Editor-In-Chief of The Dirty Durty Diary

 Born in Denver, Maya grew up in a creative family. She has done everything in the arts from writing, performance to management. We had a refreshing conversation at NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel about her novel “The Him Book: One Woman’s Almost Religious Search to Find the One” ,   NYC , Family, longer editorial, Jeffrey WrightContinue reading “Maya Contreras: Drummer, Author & Editor-In-Chief of The Dirty Durty Diary”

Stacey Mckenzie in NYC for Teen Vogue University & Psoriasis Awareness Month 

Yesterday, I ran into Stacey McKenzie during her 1 day in NYC. She was the only model asked to speak at the Teen Vogue Fashion University alongside fashion big names such as Vera Wang, Anna Wintour and Jason Wu. In addition, the super model and former Canada’s Next Top Model judge has been touring Canada with Psoriasis Connections, sharing her experience and helping others find more information on the condition.

Brooklynite Gallery: STEN & LEX, Mixed-Media, Street Art & Portraits

New Story: Bed-Stuy’s Brooklynite Gallery opened a new show featuring artists Sten & Lex and Gaia. Did I know where I was going? No. That’s why it was an even better discovery. Brooklynite is a dope gallery in Bed Stuy. STEN & LEX are widely considered to be the pioneers of “stencil graffiti” in their Italian homeland