Weekly Rewind

     Hey guys! It’s officially the end of the first week of May! Everything’s in bloom – spring is in full swing we’re getting some summer preview weather and boy are the humidity and my allergies killing me! 🙁

     But despite these trivial things it worked out to be a pretty great week!

     I’d like to start off by giving a shout out to all the mommas, mommy-to-be’s, grandma’s, god mothers, sisters, aunts, and even the awesome dads who pull double duty, who are always there through thick and thin. This one’s for you!mothers-day


     Not a very busy week for me on the ‘gram if you follow along you did spot a few throwbacks the related posts will be up on the blog soon. So look out for that!


     A tough one this week in network television with announcements of cuts and reboots for the coming season in television.

logo for Revenge on NBC
logo for Revenge on NBC

     For fans of the ABC show Revenge starring Emily VanCamp from former ABC hit Brothers and sisters, it was a sad one with the announcement that at the end of it’s fourth season the show will not be renewed for another season.

     Also joining the pack, of cancellations for ABC network, Cristella, Forever and Ressurection.

     On competing network, NBC several shows also got the axe like Katherine Heigl’s comeback show State of Affairs which had sent so long off the air in it’s post-spring hiatus that it was as good as cancelled.

Official Logo for The Mindy Project

     Amongst those on the NBC shortlist; Marry Me, About A Boy, One Big Happy, joining early nixes A to Z and Bad Judge. Also in the crapper, Constantine and Allegiance, also quite possibly American Odyssey which has not been fairing well for ratings.

     In a surprise move, Fox has decided not to renew The Mindy Project, ensue the waterworks – I was shocked and sorely disappointed after binge watching through the first two seasons and pining for every morsel of entertainment from the third? And what a cliff hanger though- thankfully the show is being shopped to Hulu who have licensed the rights from producer Universal TV. Fingers crossed!

Fx poster for Backstrom

     Also surprising – the cancellation of Backstrom. 🙁 Now what will I watch FX? sigh!

     In brighter news Black-ish is going strong after winning nods this past award season and as we await the season finale of this season’s Scandal, I already going through withdrawal…lol!

     Also wrapping up it’s final season in the coming weeks, The Big Bang Theory. After 8 magnificent seasons, Penny, Sheldon, Raj, Amy, Leonard, Howard and Bernadette will no longer brighten our days – unless you count reruns…

     Let’s see what the summer holds.

p.s. let’s prepare from the premiere of season 8 of Castle!


     The Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently dominating the box office for the second weekend in a row raking in $80 million thus far and it’s looking like the trend will hold steady going into the new week.


     Singer Prince is getting in on the Baltimore protest action with his new tribute song, ” Baltimore”. Truly moving and the message is incredible.

     Music series, Rock In Rio kicked off it’s American debut in Las Vegas this weekend and featured performancs from No Doubt, Maná, Foster the People and so much more.

Legendary singer, Julio Iglesias, (yes, the dad of muy caliente Latino singer, Enrique Iglesias), along with three other musical greats were honored with an honorary degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music during it’s commencement. Iglesias who has recorded over 80 albums in his career received an honorary doctorate in music. Felicitaciones.


     Have you guys checked out the Christopher Kane x Nars Collaboration. The master of color and father of superb make-up collide to produce an absolutely stunning, rich palette of color and quality.

Christopher Kane x NARS cosmetic Summer 2015 collection
Christopher Kane x NARS cosmetic Summer 2015 collection

     Creative Director of women’s wear at Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa was honored at the Pratt Institute in Manhattan on Thursday night. The event tool place during Pratt Institute’s 116th annual graduate runway show held at Center548, and was in recognition of his two decades of excellence in the fashion industry, including his 13-years-and-counting tenure at Calvin Klein.

Panelist for the Fashion industry panel discussion on diversity in the business
Panelist for the Fashion industry panel discussion on diversity in the business

     This week the fashion world had an honest and open discussion on race relations in the industry and how it can be improved. Wonderful minds like Bethann Hardison,designer Prabal Gurung, magazine fashion directors, Elle’s Samira Nasr and W‘s Edward Enninful, casting director Anita Bitton, and an ad exec, Hans Dorsinville of Laird + Partners shared their opinions and observations about diversity in the industry. The discussion also allowed the panel to engage in conversation with audience members, including designer Tracy Reese, consultant Roopal Patel, and Roman Young from Wilhelmina Models Along with Andre Leon Talley, Michael Bastian and Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs, who were also in attendance.


     Severe weather has been battering several parts of the United states with tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and Kansas during the week. Hail storm piled up in Colorado and severe flooding in Nebraska and Texas. Flooding in Texas left one dead after a car was swept away by flood waters. The weather has continued to wreak havox into the weekend.

     Snow in May! Can you believe it? The Rockies and Colorado are being pummeled with up to two feet of snow predicted to fall through this mother’s day weekend! Ad as we started having hotter days here one would think to complain – me? Not a peep!

Tropical Storm Ana making landfall on Myrtle Beach
Tropical Storm Ana making landfall on Myrtle Beach

     Tropical Storm Ana made land fall along the Carolinas this weekend bringing with it tornadoes that affected the Texas area and has since weekend to a tropical depression as it moves north – does this mean rain for us here on the east coast? Better get the gear ready.

     In other news, the Republican parties primary line up is heating up with now a total of individuals seeking to be the party’s representative for the presidential rice. The astronomical line up this far, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindall, Rick Perry, Brian Rusell, and John Casich, Skip Andrews, Kerry Bowers, Dale Christensen, John Dummett Jr, Mark Everson, Chris Hill, Michael Kinlaw, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee and more have all thrown their hats into the ring – oh this will make for an albeit uhm – interesting campaign year.

Map of African nations and cities impacted y Ebola outbreak
Map of African nations and cities impacted y Ebola outbreak

     The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has declared the Liberia ebola outbreak over since the passage of the 42 days, two maximum incubation periods of the virus, since the burial of the last person confirmed to have ebola in the country. This means that the country has therefore fulfilled the official criteria for concluding that human-to-human transmission has ended. Health officials still cautioned that there is still worry about neighboring countries Sierra Leone and Guinea to the north.

     Ethiopian competitive runner Haile Gebrselassi announced his plan to retire this week. It brings to an end a 25-year career in which he claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories and set 27 world records and he remains the world record holder at 20,000m and the one-hour race.

45-year old Ethiopian Olympic runner Haile Gebrselassi
45-year old Ethiopian Olympic runner Haile Gebrselassi

     Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies in the country’s splintered armed forces said Sunday they would accept a five-day humanitarian cease-fire to allow aid to reach civilians after more than a month of daily airstrikes from a Saudi-led military coalition which began on March 26th. The raging conflict in Yemen has killed over 1,400 people — many of them civilians — since March 19, according to the United Nations. The cease fire is set to begin on Tuesday.

     South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elects Mmusi Maimane as its first black leader.

Around the Web

“nail house” sitting in the middle of a road in Nanning, in China’s Guangxi region

      This image cracked me up. It depicts what has been termed a “nail house“, a term used to describe houses where residents refuse to be evicted for land developers. the house has sat in the road for more than a decade after a dispute with developers over compensation for the demolition of the property.

     As I look toward the rest of the month I am growing more and more excited for summer and maybe even a mini getaway/vacay? -who knows.

     But guess what else has me excited? It’s officially rosé season again!. This year I am absolutely determined to learn more about the wonderful world and flavors of this brunch staple! Oh, and let’s not forget the wonder tastings and recipes! 

Banana Republic Cagney Studded Sandal

     Although I am still on the fence about the whole Birkenstock, slip on trend I think I have found a pair I am in love with enough that I might invest. Check it out.

Forever21 Nailhead Faux leather sandals

     I’m also partial to this pair from Forever 21:

      In metallic maybe, gold or silver?

Forever21 Faux Suede Criss Cross Slides

     Or these… in olive. Choices choices.

     What are you excite about this week? Keep me posted.

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