Category Archives: Fashion

New Year, Same Me

Happy New Year! Many do not know this, but I spent the last 100 days of 2017 focused on wellness. For those months  (yes, months) I meditated, exercised and practiced intuitive eating daily. In the process, I became stronger and had more energy. I even lost weight. 

Despite bad weather, oversleeping and work–I did something everyday; a spin  class, a session on the elliptical or  (worst case) an at home workout from a magazine. I put myself first and it made a huge difference. 

As my 100 days came to a close, my winter travel began. I headed to the island of Grenada. I practiced yoga, swam, walked the beach and laid in the sun. It was the perfect way to end the year. So, when the new year came I had no reason to seek a new me. 

Yoga Studio at True Blue Bay Resort

Shnieka makeup free (well, except the brows –long story)

All set for class!

Grand Anse Beach

Shnieka at Grand Anse (H&M sunglasses, Miracle Suit one-piece)

In 2018, I’ll continue to strengthen the same me. I made no resolutions but set personal, professional and financial goals. I look forward to what is come this year. I’m attending conferences, expos, writing articles and posting right here. 

What’s your plan for 2018? Tell me.

Jazz Holiday

The holiday season has been quite busy. There is so much to do in the city this time of year. There’s the opera, the ballet, the Rockettes, the circus and so much more. I typically find kid friendly venues and events, but my husband and I took a moment to have a night out. The first in weeks.

We purchased tickets for an “under 40” event at Jazz at Lincoln Center with a concert and a reception following. So, we dressed up and went out. The band played holiday favorites and afterward we had small bites and chatted with others attending the event. We’ll definitely do it again. Maybe in the spring…

I’m excited to share links to my new travel articles to be published in January. Check my social media accounts — @Shnieka for updates. I have more travel in the works for 2018!

May Recap

The month of May has been a blur due to the flurry of events that I attended. First up, the Junior Committee event for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I served on the event committee and it was a fun night at the Dream Hotel – Midtown with food, drinks, games and a silent auction. 

Thanks to a friend, I attended a black tie event at Pier 60 for the New York Urban League. A part of the greater National Urban League, the organization has an impact on communitues of color ranging from educational programming to job readiness. 

Last, I attended a fundraiser for my son’s school. I served on the committee for this special year, our long-time head of school is retiring. The event took place at the American  Museum of Natural History. We had dinner under the whale and danced next to the dioramas.

Such fun and all for a great cause!

Kids Fashion Week: petiteParade

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Kids Fashion Week: petitePARADE a bi-annual showcase of children’s designers. The collections featured ranged from toddler to teen styles.  This year the event took place at Bathhouse Studios in Manhattan.  I attended the afternoon show that included Aria Children’s Clothing,  Biscotti & Kate Mack, as well as Dillongerwhich I loved.  The execution of the collections and the talent of the young models made for an exciting show.  

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