RIP Maya Angelou

Cole-Haan-Born-in-1928, China & Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson

April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014


Poet, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Film Producer, Television Producer, Playwright, Film Director, Author, Actress,Professor

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Fluent in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and West African Fanti


 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama


Won 3 Grammys


Her favorite thing to wear – UGGS


She indulged in writing cook books


Starred in Poetic Justice with Tupac and had a touching encounter with him


Drank Sherry when she wrote

Maya Angelou

Rest In Peace to one of the most influential people who will ever live. Your words will continue to bless and teach us to appreciate and love.



Earth Day – Get your shop on the right way


There are hundred of ways to celebrate today and our Earth but one that you might want to know about is shopping at The Reformation. One of my favorite companies who makes unbelievable pieces all while being green and helping our earth stay pretty for the future is celebrating by offering 20% off all purchases with the promo code BESTONEARTH….


Stop! Do you know cotton is not the fabric you thought it was and fashion is the second largest user of water after agriculture? Well head to The Reformation and read more about why while you browse their fantastic collection, including their limited edition tencel sweatshirts. What makes this garment amazing? 100% of the profits from this sweatshirt are given to the Tree People, an organization who wants to save the planet, so get yours before they are all sold out.


Celebrate Mother Earth today and everyday it’s the only home we got!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Massai Women

Maasai Welcome Song & Dance – Tanzania, East Africa

Massai Women

We Sang, We Danced, We Laughed

For this weeks photo challenge, I decided to share two magical moments from my travels to East Africa. We sang, we danced, we laughed for hours with the wonderful Maasai people in Tanzania. Through the many activities of dance, song, drink, eat, build and story – I experienced first hand the beautiful culture of the Maasai tribe.

Jambo, Jambo Bwana, habari gani? Mzuri sana!
Wageni mwakaribishwa, [Tanzania] yetu hakuna matata.
[Tanzania] nchi nzuri. Hakuna matata.
Nchi ya kupendeza. Hakuna matata.
Nchi ya ma’ajabu. Hakuna matata.
Nchi yenye amani. Hakuna matata.

More sharing to come… Kwaheri ~Crystal