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Good Times, Good Times


No, I did not pose for this picture! LOL! I’ll tell this story in a minute. But first … we had a lot of fun on Saturday at our little mini NYC Meet-Up :)! It was an absolutely gorgeous, summer day, despite the fact that it is fall:)!! So, it was the perfect day for an NYC outing! First, we checked out the small Tim Okamura exhibit, Brooklyn•Bronx•Queens, at The Lyons Weir Gallery. Then, we chatted over a nice lunch at a local restaurant and finally, we continued to talk as we took a walk to Circle of Sister at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (which we decided to forego after seeing the line to enter, which we would have to wait in AFTER waiting in the line to buy tickets!).

Heather, Robin, me, Shana (my sister) and Miche'al. (Not pictured, as he was taking it, Weusi. :))

The exhibit was very small, about 8 or 9 paintings, but the pieces were gorgeous. The artist’s use of texture, color and brush work were beautiful and gave his images and subjects so much dimension. I particularly loved his treatment of the lips of the women as they looked so alive and beautiful. I would really love to see this full series exhibited somewhere as I can imagine it would be enthralling with all of the paintings displayed around one room.

Now, on to the story of the first painting. So, we are walking around and a young man catches me off guard when he says, “Is that you?” I’m like, “Huh?” as I look around and then understanding dawns upon me. The woman in the picture does bear an uncanny resemblance to me, though, not an exact likeness. Everyone agrees and we start laughing as I advise that the young man that the woman is not me. But, of course, I couldn’t resist taking the above picture of me striking the same pose in front of the painting:)!!

It was really fun meeting Heather and Robin for the first time and Miche’al for a second. I hope you ladies enjoyed the day as much as I did! And, I hope to meet many more of you at the CurlyNikki Meet-Up on the 20th! I have a feeling that the event is going to be CUR-RUR-RAYY-ZEE!! But, I am so looking forward to the madness (which is so not like me as I’m such a homebody!)!!

Well, with that, I’ll leave you with a few more pics from the gallery. Enjoy!

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UPDATE: Okamura Exhibit & Mini-NYC Meet-Up


If you remember, about a month ago, I wrote about the NYC exhibit of Tim Okamura after learning about it from Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes. I suggested a little gallery viewing and lunch meet-up.  When I asked who was interested and what date would work best, several of you responded and the consensus was October 8th. Well, that date is fast approaching. Therefore, I just want to confirm who is planning on attending our mini NYC Meet-Up so that I can make an appointment. I would like to make it for 1 pm, so if there are any objections, let them be known now or forever hold your peace ;). Oh, and afterwards, we can grab lunch nearby and enjoy a conversation about … what else?  Natural hair:)!! Hope to see some of you there!!

10/7 UPDATE: It’s a go guys! I called the gallery on Tuesday, no appointment necessary. So, we’ll be meeting at the gallery at 1 pm and we’ll grab lunch afterwards. Anyone know of any restaurants in the area? Oh, and if you didn’t respond, you can still come hang with us if you are in the NYC area!! Can’t wait!! See you soon!

Lyons Wier Gallery

542 West 24th Street (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011

Hours: 11 am – 6 pm

Bronx * Brooklyn * Queens Exhibit: NYC Meet-Up?


So, I was on BGLH the other day reading a post by the gorgeous Cipriana, with whose hair I’d previously fallen in love when I read her Style Icon interview several months ago. After she posted a very sweet reply to my “hair lust” comment, I decided to visit her blog, Urban Bush Babes, for the first time. When I clicked the link, I was awed by the images that greeted me!! They were these amazingly gorgeous, energetic and expressive portraits of Black women with natural hair that was as energetic and expressive as the faces it framed! The portraits are by Tim Okamura, a Canadian transplant who now lives in Brooklyn, and Bronx•Brooklyn•Queens is currently on exhibit at the Lyons Wier Gallery in NY.

Anywho, when I saw the series of portraits and the location of the exhibit, I immediately asked Cipriana if I could share her post and she graciously obliged (please check out her detailed overview of the artist and more of his work here). But then, the seed of an idea emerged. This exhibit is on display from September 8th through October 8th. Our DC Meet-Up met an unfortunate demise and it’s very unlikely that I will be able to re-schedule it in the same locale prior to November. So, I was thinking, perhaps we can have a mini- NY/NJ contingent Meet-Up that begins at the gallery and ends with lunch at a nearby restaurant! I’m going to this exhibit regardless, but thought it would be so much cooler if several of us got to enjoy it together!! So, what do you think? Anyone down for this? If so, we have to do it this Saturday (9/10), next Saturday (9/17) or the last Saturday of the exhibit (10/8) as my last two weekends in September are booked and the gallery isn’t open on Sundays. Also, it seems we may need to make an appointment according to the website. So, my NY/NJ ladies, please let me know ASAP if you are interested and which dates work for you, list all and rank from best to worst, so that we can try to make this happen!! A’ight?!?!  LOL! I am sooo not “street.” 😉

With that, I’ll leave you with some more eye candy …