I spent the last week in NYC – part business, always pleasure and of course it was 100% hustle. I stayed with my good friend and Raiderette sister Tamae, who’s a high fashion designer – for Ishii NYC, living on the Upper East Side with his Persian Cats and a long-hair chihuahua named Dauphine, nicknamed “Fatty” ..she weighs a whole 3 pounds and has more than 50 doggy couture outfits! lol
The day I arrived it was rainy, and everyone was saying it just got cold, but PLEASE, with my thin blood, anything under 70 is “ice cubes!” haha Nonetheless, I met up with my cousin Gemmie who was in NYC visiting from ATL, and then Tamae took me to Max Brenner Chocolate for some really tasty hot chocolate. On Sunday, we ventured out to a NY Knicks game at MSG…my first time there EVER! It was a lot smaller than I expected, but definitely a packed house with loyal fans…and they won!
My cousin Arielle came down for the day from SUNY Purchase to hang out…
…and we had great seats..right behind the visitor’s bench..happened to be the NJ Nets that day!
That night we had dinner at TAO with a friend from the Daily News, and feasted on a decadent dessert platter!
Monday I met up with my artist VADO in Harlem for his photo shoot!
Thanks to Ivan, Abby, Manda and Natalie…lots of different looks, it was good times!!
Betweeen Monday and Tuesday I was running around shooting segments for On The Flipside and Locker Blogger, went by the CAVI NYC office and also visited with the Stereotypes who were in town recording….then Tuesday night Anjelah Johnson flew in, so we had to meet up too!
Last but not least, I can’t forget the cupcakes! Tamae insisted I have these before I go… and man were they YUMMY!!
A Vanilla with Strawberry frosting and a “Brooklyn Blackout!”