Beautiful weather we had….beautiful verging on really HOT. I actually wanted to make a mad dash to the beach but that just didn’t happen. What did happen was I managed to make a quick stop by Dekalb Market, a really cool outdoor concept for food, shopping, music and more. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, Dekalb Market is made up of salvaged shipping containers which vendors use much as they would a store space or stalls. It’s really very fun to look at and creative. It also serves as an event/performance space. Rumor has it they will be moving in the fall and since I have no idea where that will be, I knew I had to make it there fast.

My favorite part: FOOD.  I tried a Filipino dish of barbecue chicken over rice with a spicy garlic soy sauce. The chicken was extremely well seasoned. The hubby stuck with old faithful Lobster Mac & Cheese. And of course no meal is ever complete without dessert- Salted caramel ice-cream from DreamScoops.

Then, it was time to run home, get myself sorted for Monday and sit down to watch the Tape Delayed Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics…sniff sniff. Can’t believe its over…thank goodness we have the Winter Olympics in 2 years to hold me over. Sidenote: Don’t care what anyone says, I love me some Spice Girls, I’ll be singing along as if it were 1996 (wow- that was 16 years ago).

I just noticed, I really like Blue and Yellow, maybe I was from Sweden or Barbados (their flag colors) in a previous life, probably more likely Bajan. Oh well, here’s to a nice week.



  1. Natasha Foster

    September 3, 2012 at 5:08 am Reply

    I discovered your blog via pinterest because I used your pic for my going natural post and I clicked on to your blog and instantly loved it.Do you have a youtube channel?


  2. fillenoire

    August 16, 2012 at 4:01 am Reply

    I love your outfit and that food looks so good!

  3. (that's so) raven

    August 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm Reply

    All the pics in this post are full of such rich hues! As always, you look lovely dah-ling.


  4. Anonymous

    August 15, 2012 at 2:32 am Reply

    Yellow just makes me smile, brightens my day, esp in the summer. Love Love Love the top ** i am partial to anything yellow**

  5. Maggie Adofo

    August 14, 2012 at 5:19 am Reply

    That is definitely a super cool concept for stores!!! I hope I get to visit before they close for the winter.

  6. Lagelle

    August 14, 2012 at 1:01 am Reply

    Blue & yellow loves you too <3


  7. Nettie

    August 14, 2012 at 12:24 am Reply

    I had a chance to visit there recently, very cute space! I'm sorry it's moving. Your outfit is so cute and your hair is gorgeous here! I don't think I'm at a good length for a nice smooth updo, yet.

    Funny thing, my little daughter was standing near me as I looked at this post. She could only see your legs and feet at one point and asked if it was a pic of me. Brown legs on the computer spell mom to my kiddies, lol.

  8. Lita

    August 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm Reply

    argh your skin! those legs! i can't!

  9. Ask Nia B

    August 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm Reply

    love the hair do and the specs are such a wonderful accent! Cute!

  10. Muyoka

    August 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm Reply

    You always seem to do such cool things! I also live in nyc but can't seem to find as many interesting events as I'd like. Could you at times be posting about up-coming events?

    And as usual you look great!

  11. Sing

    August 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply

    The food looks really good and I adore your up do.

  12. maimusingsblog

    August 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Yet another reason why NY is better than Boston. Dekalb Market looks like such a fun & tasty place to be.

  13. Marie Young

    August 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply

    I like the color flow of this fit! I will have something, Dekalb Market, to look forward the next time I am in NY!


  14. Alison Lucien

    August 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Love the blog post on Dekalb Market. Thanks for taking pictures of Eleanor's and our bicycle outside our store. Stop by the next time you are at the market.

  15. socialitedreams

    August 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm Reply

    you look adorable, love the shorts

  16. Camille Acey

    August 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm Reply

    outfit details, please! I really like the shoes!

  17. Rose

    August 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm Reply

    you look great Cyn,love the yellow with the blue.I have this top:)

  18. Vivi N.

    August 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I miss the Olympics, too. *insert sad face*

    Love your outfit! So bright and fun. Need to check out Dekalb Market.

  19. Jo @ CutandChic Vintage

    August 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Dekalb is such a cute market and so are you! Love the bright color combo!

  20. ~Jeimy~

    August 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply

    wow such a pretty look and beautiful pictures love it all soo coloful and fun just like you !!! if you dont mind me asking what camera do you use to take your pictures and lens?

  21. MzB

    August 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm Reply

    1. I love your frames. I need new glasses and I'm thinking of getting something with that shape 🙂

    2. Let's make you an honorary Bajan, you're already a friend in my head this will give us one more thing in common lol 🙂

  22. Mariama Bramble

    August 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm Reply

    love the color combo. Mastered the comfy but still cute on this one!

  23. Miss Bimbamboum

    August 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm Reply

    You're so gorgeous!! Beautiful updo, nice outfit, blue and yellow, just the perfect mix!! Looks like you had a lot of fun in Brooklyn!

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