Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Hope you guys are doing something fun today.  This actual Halloween day, I'm letting it be all about the kiddos.  Hubs and I plan to take my 2.5 yr old trick or treating through our neighborhood this evening.  MY Halloween was Saturday night.  I had a blast as usual and here are a "few" snaps. I saw so many creative/clever costumes!  I'm already contemplating what I will be next year. Oh, and my costume is a Hindu temple dancer. Have I ever mentioned that I'm a Bollywood fanatic?

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Ghosts of Halloween's Past...

So I'm currently in the process of trying to figure out what I plan to "be" for Halloween.  Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year, and my friends and I tend to go all out.  There is no fun like partying in costumes.  Even the most uptight people tend to lose their inhibitions when they are in character.  Not that any of us have any issues with being "uptight".  

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What do any of you guys plan to do/be for Halloween?

Sade Announces 2011 Tour Dates + recent pics

I am sooooo ecstatic, you guys.  One of my all time favorite artists/bands SADE just released tour dates for 2011.  Seeing that her album was released in February, I was starting to believe that there would be no tour.  I don't care what the cost, I will be attending the concert when she makes it here to Atlanta!  Tour dates can be found at the official Sade website: www.sade.com  

Oh, and this past week, Sade was photographed at Alicia Keys' 7th Annual Keep A Child Alive black ball.  She is aging oh so well.  Definitely an inspiration.

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Another great night at Sunday School...

This past Sunday, I attended one of my favorite monthly events "Sunday School" at Social Resto, with DJ Salah Ananse.  It was my boy Salah's birthday, so I HAD to make it out despite the typhoon-like rain (hence, the frizzy hair.  If you are in Atlanta, every 4th Sunday, come check Sunday School out.  Great music, fun people and Social is such a cute little venue.


Info on Social at www.socialintown.com

Visit DJ Salah Ananse's fan page HERE.

Sunday School at Social Resto ATL

Now that I'm a wife and mother, I don't go out as much as I use to.  When I do go out, I now prefer a more "low key" atmosphere that has good music, great drinks, and a 25+ aged crowd.  So I definitely make it out to this monthly event brought to us by DJ Salah Ananse called Sunday School.  It takes place the 4th Sunday of every month at Social Resto Cafe & Wine Bar (which is the cutest little restaurant, complete with good international cuisine, great drinks, and an attractive staff. lol). 

The music is an eclectic mix of House, AfroBeat, Soul, etc., with an eclectic crowd to match.  There's also live percussion along side the DJ, courtesy of John Roberts (google him).  So you know it's all the way live!

If you're ever in ATL, you definitely need to check it out.


Take a Listen!: Esperanza Spalding album $3.99 Today!

Hey guys, just thought I'd give you all a heads up!  Go download Esperanza Spalding's last album "Esperanza" for $3.99 on Amazon.com.  It's the deal of the day, so that price won't stay so low.  She has a new album coming out later this month, by the way.

If you don't know who she is, this is definitely at a suitable price to take a chance and get to know her.  She's an awesome jazz artist, who happens to be young and gorgeous with enviable natural hair.  Thank me later!

Now Reading: The Alchemist

I know I'm late on discovering this book.  I'm really enjoying it thus far.  I'm only half way through, and I already feel like I've gotten so many little tidbits of wisdom to apply to my life.  This seems to be a really good book for anyone who may be at a crossroads in life and trying to figure out what is their true calling or purpose here on this Earth.  Trust me, I'm at that crossroad.  Will let you guys know at a later date what I think of this book after I've finished it.

This inspirational fable by Brazilian author and translator Coelho has been a runaway bestseller throughout Latin America and seems poised to achieve the same prominence here.

The charming tale of Santiago, a shepherd boy, who dreams of seeing the world, is compelling in its own right, but gains resonance through the many lessons Santiago learns during his adventures. He journeys from Spain to Morocco in search of worldly success, and eventually to Egypt, where a fateful encounter with an alchemist brings him at last to self-understanding and spiritual enlightenment. The story has the comic charm, dramatic tension and psychological intensity of a fairy tale, but it's full of specific wisdom as well, about becoming self-empowered, overcoming depression, and believing in dreams. The cumulative effect is like hearing a wonderful bedtime story from an inspirational psychiatrist. Comparisons to The Little Prince are appropriate; this is a sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.