Category: Finds

Afropolitan Fashion for the Sunshine

There’s some awesome women designers entering the fray and/or spreading their wings internationally from within Africa and the diaspora. Spotlight on these amazing women-led fashion brands, their stories of globalcreating and impact, and of course, their awesome designs.

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A Guest at 35,000 Feet

Whichever way you view the new ban there is no denying the distinct difference in service between US carriers and those in the Gulf. For this traveler, with or without my laptop there is no way I would choose American over Etihad, United over Qatar, or Delta over Emirates. For me, flying coach on Etihad was only slightly different from flying first class on United and Delta. I am not exaggerating, the cramped seats that do not feature the lay flat position or any semblance of privacy combined with the lack meal choice i.e. those without pork left a lot to be desired from the first-class experience.

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How to “Treat Yo Self” on a budget in Dubai

Pampering in Dubai is a way of life.

With service providers like Groupon, Cobone and Allthedeals vying for your attention, you can be getting dolled up for a fraction of the price of in the US or UK.

The thing about Dubai beauty deals in that they are usually in packages. So if you get only a mani-pedi here, (about 100 AED or approx. $25 USD), your average spend is in line with US rates. Things only start getting a little kooky when you open your groupon and see the packages: Mani-pedi, facial, massage, blow dry, eyebrows and eyelashes for 250 AED or approx. $65 USD. Noted , the equivalent beauty day would easily run about $300 USD at home.

And this is how….we get super spoiled and also start looking a bit cuter than the “pre-Dubai” era!

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Videos on Internationality

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Jose Luis Cardona (Graphic Designer): Transits through the thoughts of communities, cultural manifestations and productive practices, incorporating graphic design as a participatory element and a tool for community strengthening.