Tanya Stephens: One of My Favorite Artists!

‘These Streets’ is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite reggae artists, Tanya Stephens.

Did you know that this great entertainer was was born Vivianne Stephenson on July 2, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica? I love her natural talent.

Tanya Stephens

Tanya Stephens

Tanya Loves Dogs!

Tanya Loves Dogs!

Tanya Loves Children!

Tanya Loves Children!

Rebelution

Tanya Stephens: Rebelution

REBELUTION

REBELUTION

Her latest album Rebelution in stores now!

Quote For Your Day

“Lingerie is the Poetry in a Woman’s Wardrobe…”

-Unknown

click this for an example:

http://www.islandflave.com/interviews/curly.htm

UPDATE: The link is broken but you can cut & paste it into a new browser window just fine.

Here are other pictures if you just don’t have the time! Enjoy!

MILANI ROSE

MILANI ROSE Nice

MILANI ROSE naughty

MILANI ROSE Naughty

Thanks to:

http://www.sexymilani.com &

http://www.myspace.com/sexymilani

http://www.islandflave.com

St. Vincent & The Grenadines: 29th Happy Independence!

On October 28th 2008 St Vincent & The Grenadines celebrated it’s 29th Anniversary of Independence and I asked a few of my Vincy friends to write something about what Independence mean to them. Here is what Alicia Dewar had to say:

Independence Day is a day to reflect on all the reasons I love St. Vincent and why I’m so proud to be Vincentian. Ask any one who was born there where “home” is, and no matter where they are in the world…”home” is always St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This little island has given me the freedom to to be who I am, and has taught me to appreciate the simple things in life. I guess the best way for me to express what Independence Day means to me is by quoting Becket (one of our favorite sons):

St. Vincent my homeland
You give me no mansion
No gold no diamonds
Yet, I love you a million
For the things that you have to offer
Are more than my heart desires
Lovely beach, tropical breeze
Always there, within my reach

I love you St. Vincent
Me Sweet little island St. Vincent
I love you St. Vincent
Home of the Blessed, St. Vincent
ST. VINCENT, ST. VINCENT
I LOVE YOU

Book Signing: Don’t Quit! Reverse It

The Lov’n It Live restaurant

2796 East Point St.

East Point, Ga. 30344

Call 404-765-9220 for directions

Today at The Lov’n It Live restaurant between 4pm and 6pm you can get your autographed copy of this inspiring self help book,

“Don’t Quit! Reverse It! How To Mentally Undo The Habit of Smoking Cigarettes”

If you or someone you know feels trapped in the inner battle of wanting to quit but not feeling strong enough, then this book is for you! This is what the author has to say about his book:

My book introduces a guaranteed monkey-wrench into this scheme, it shares with the reader 3 simple steps to take that will cause the mind to REVERSE the urge to smoke cigarettes, and this is done without the use of drugs and has a permanent effect. Please share this.

Let’s support  Rodney Piggott AKA Rudwaan Amen_Ra Lumumba Trinidad’s fine export, and Atlanta resident who has dedicated his life to helping people achieve their goals, dreams and success! Please let him know you found him here!

Good Health and much success you!

FREE: Soul Survivor “Nature Walk”

  • What: Nature walk for the purpose of identifying healthy foods that grow “in the wild” in our neighborhoods….

  • When: Sunday, October 26th @ 10 AM

  • Where: Cascade Springs Nature Reserve

  • Admission: FREE OF CHARGE…Simply inquisitive minds and willing hearts

If you want to get moving and get knowledgeable about what foods grown naturally and ‘hidden in plain sight’ this is for you! If you can’t make it, don’t worry there are more to come. Hope to see you there!

See below link for map:

http://georgia.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,2,fid,1694775,n,cascade%20springs%20nature%20preserve.cfm

Restaurant Review: Calabash Vegetarian Kitchen

I was in the Georgia State area yesterday, and as it was such a beautiful day I walked to 5 Points and got hungry so I continued to walk to see what my options were. Now, as a quasi-vegetarian (I do eat fish), I do have discerning taste. I’ve lived in and visited many cities with cuisine too die for. I must say the few places I thought of did not satisfy my eye, which is the first step. I had all but given up when I thought, “Why don’t I go to see the “Oil Man” from Côte D’Ivoire with whom I always enjoy practicing my French.

As I arrived in front of his shop, I realized that another Black entrepreneur lost the battle. Just as I was about to turn and walk away, I heard the unmistakable sound of reggae music. It was faint and as I looked down the street and saw 3 men on the corner but could not fathom that they were singing. The melody pulled me forward as I had to find out its source!

I came to a speaker on the sidewalk and an open, inviting restaurant called CALABASH Vegetarian Kitchen. Instantly I felt as if I were at home. The soft yellow walls, cheerful owner and staff all added to the atmosphere that begged you to stay as long as you liked. Before I could place my order the owner came around with samples of a Raw Nori roll that was simply delish!

The food was scrumptious and filling! Ackee, Bar-B-Que tofu, brown rice and peas were my choices. However, I saw Escovich “Fish,” curry chana and potato, stew chunks, to name a few. You can select a small plate or large and they will pile on 3 or 4 choices.

If you are looking for a healthy treat, food from home or just something new to try Calabash Vegetarian Kitchen is the place!

Located at 233 Mitchell St. SW, Atlanta GA 30303 Phone: 404-957-7376

Inga O awards it 4 out of 5 Julie mangoes!

Thanks to D Smythe for the mangoes! http://www.pbase.com/image/13927266

Leonard Glasgow: A Rare Breed, You Are Missed

Leonard Glasgow

Leonard Glasgow

I want to take this time to both apologize to you, my readers for not updating the BLOG before now.

I apologize but I was wrapped up with attending a funeral for a devoted father and husband. Leonard Glasgow was born March 26, 1961 in St-Vincent & The Grenadines.

Buccament Village is were he hails from, then immigrated to New York and finally settling in Georgia.

This funeral shook me to my core because a few months ago we both ended up at Footprints Restaurant and Club together coincidentally. However we all know that there is no such thing as a coincidence. We exchanged numbers again and promised to get together soon.. I regret to say that that was the last time I say him alive. A car accident took him from us too soon. Everyone who knows him knows the love for his children knew no bounds. I strongly believe that on October 6th, 2008 Leonard made the ultimate sacrifice for those he loved and chose to give his life so his children could be spared that day. His children are banged up but they are here, I think because of their father’s unconditional love.

Leonard Glasgow, you are a rare breed and you are missed.