Review: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Carme had said on more than one occasion that is she died in Chile she wished to be buried in Spain, where her husband and son Guillem were laid to rest, but if she died in Spain she wanted to be buried in Chile, to be near the rest of her family. Why? Well, justContinue reading “Review: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende”

Review: Adagio Almond

 Touch of raw almond aroma, plush mouthfeel reminiscent of creamy marzipan, with nutty sweetness upfront and balanced, clean astringency. –Adagio Adagio’s Almond blend is a bit of a disappointment. The initial taste is quite bland – a dull nut flavor emanating from a stiff black tea. The longer the sip lingers in one’s mouth, theContinue reading “Review: Adagio Almond”

Review: Adagio Green Chai

Our smooth China green tea with a chakra warming spice combination. Cardamom, clove and ginger aromas, clean and refreshing flavor, soothing finish with a balanced astringency. The natural sweetness and fiery kick will bring you back to center, no matter how polarized you’ve become.” — Adagio This is a definite winner!!! This blend of slightlyContinue reading “Review: Adagio Green Chai”

June Reads

June has been a emotionally demanding month and I’ve answered my thirst for respite and education through reading more than ever, even as the initial weeks made it difficult for me to focus. For this month, I mixed Pride and Black-authored reads, with a few other entries in-between. Though I didn’t cover as much groundContinue reading “June Reads”

Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex

The formula offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. It offers water-based hydration and helps skin surface look plump, elastic, comfortable and uniform.  — NIOD I was really looking forward to this product, but theContinue reading “Review: NIOD’S Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex”

Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

No, I was mad at society. Andy had the courage to come out to a hateful world at a relatively young age. He was supposed to live three-quarters of his life as his authentic self. Instead, because cancer cut his life short, he had less than a quarter. Some people have even less time than that.Continue reading “Review: Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride”

Review: Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen

A vegan collagen treatment serum that helps to restore skin’s natural bounce & resilience, replenishing & preserving a healthy skin matrix.  – Algenist Well-known for its focus on algae and collagen, Algenists’ Genius Liquid Collagen serum boasts of its ability to increase hydration and glow into the skin without irritating it, qualifying its miraculous resultsContinue reading “Review: Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen”

Review: Adagio Raspberry Patch Tea

Raspberry is a complex flavor. It can be more sweet than tart, warm and chewy like a jam, or a fruity-floral accent. This blend plays to all of those nuances. Fresh raspberries, apple pieces, rose hips and hibiscus come together to tell the story of a raspberry. Zesty, tart and slightly sweet. A balanced cupContinue reading “Review: Adagio Raspberry Patch Tea”

Review: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

It was then that I made the realization: Chidinma and I were both choking under the weight of something larger than us, something heavy and weighty, the weight of tradition and superstition and of all our legends. – Under the Udala Trees Summary and Thoughts Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and its war, Under the UdalaContinue reading “Review: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta”

Review: Adagio Jade Oolong

Jade oolong tea from the Tung Ting mountain in Nantou County, Taiwan. A highly prized tea, Jade oolongs are a beautiful deep green in appearance, with large, tightly rolled leaves. Once infused, these lightly oxidized leaves gradually unfurl to release their essential oils. Jade oolongs are known for their fresh green-floral aroma, sweet flavor, andContinue reading “Review: Adagio Jade Oolong”