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Ann is a freelance writer who started her professional career at the NY Trend more than two decades ago. Ann has since gone on to write for a number of major outlets including: Black Enterprise, Essence, MadameNoire, Pathfinders, Frequent Flier, Playboy, The Source, Girl, Upscale, For Harriet, The Network Journal, AFKInsider, Africa Strictly Business, AFKTravel, among others.

Primark Continues Expansion in New York with Opening of Jamaica Avenue, Queens Store

Primark Continues Expansion in New York with Opening of Jamaica Avenue, Queens Store

Primark, the international clothing retailer, today opens its 15th store in the United States on Jamaica Avenue, Queens, New York. The store has 34,000 feet of retail selling space, bringing quality fashion at great value prices to Jamaica Avenue. Primark aims to revitalize a once-bustling shopping area of Queens and reach one of the most […]

Ailey's Star-Studded Opening Night Gala

Ailey’s Star-Studded Opening Night Gala

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicked off its four-week holiday season with a star-studded Opening Night Gala complete with a performance and party led by Artistic Director Robert Battle with two-time Emmy-winning TV host, journalist, author and producer Tamron Hall as Honorary Chair. The spirited occasion celebrated Honoree Philanthropist Denise Littlefield Sobel, a true patron […]

OMNI TEMPE HOTEL AT ASU NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS

OMNI TEMPE HOTEL AT ASU NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS

The highly anticipated Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU announced that it is accepting reservations for stays beginning on April 28, 2023, with rates starting at $275 per night.   Located in the heart of downtown Tempe, the hotel will feature 330 guest rooms, including 11 suites, four dining outlets, a spacious pool deck, retail, and […]

New Karina Brez Lucky Horseshoe Collection Launch

New Karina Brez Lucky Horseshoe Collection Launch

Celebrating the partnership between human and horse, Karina Brez is internationally renowned for elevating equine style, bringing it to every generation. Developing her own twist on the horseshoe, a hallmark of style on and off the track, Brez reinvigorates one of the world’s most recognizable symbols of protection and good luck. The Lucky Horseshoe Collection […]

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BOSTON

Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston is ready for the holiday season and will offer guests a festive holiday stay with experiences, events and offerings from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. Plan a weekend getaway to enjoy Boston at the holidays, go on a Newbury Street shopping spree, have a night at The Nutcracker with Boston Ballet, […]

Sonesta Hotels Unveil New 'Pillow Menu'

Sonesta Hotels Unveil New ‘Pillow Menu’

While exciting, nothing is more exhausting than the bustling holiday season. Humans sleep needs vary by season, requiring extra sleep during the winter months. Sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins recommends adding 15-20 minutes of sleep this time of year, and suggests implementing cozy bedtime routines to receive proper rest. Refresh and unwind this winter at […]

Hilton To Bring First Waldorf Astoria Property To Costa Rica

Hilton To Bring First Waldorf Astoria Property To Costa Rica

Hilton announced the signing of the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Costa Rica, the new-build Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste, currently under construction and expected to open in 2025. Exceptionally located on a peninsula with unobstructed ocean views, Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will offer 190 guest rooms and 25 Waldorf Astoria branded residences in the […]

VistaJet Takes Dining To New Heights

VistaJet Takes Dining To New Heights

At a table at 45,000 feet — higher than Mount Everest — is probably the highest you will ever dine. This is the unique experience offered by VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, allowing passengers to embark on a curated voyage through the finest delicacies in the world — on board and […]

Fall/Holiday at Good Ground Tavern in Hampton Bays

Fall/Holiday at Good Ground Tavern in Hampton Bays

Here’s the holiday programming from Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays. There is no place like The Hamptons for The Holidays and no better place to find holiday cheer than the newly restored Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays. Gather family and friends and warm up with a Hot Spiked Cider […]

The Perfect Jewelry Bling To Have You Standing Out This Holiday Season

The Perfect Jewelry Bling To Have You Standing Out This Holiday Season

Check out these simulated diamond rings to help you achieve any look you’re going for this holiday season. Olivia Starling, founder and CEO of jewelry brand Starlette Galleria, hosts a variety of fashionable cost-effective hypoallergenic engagement/ wedding rings, bracelets and other everyday wearables to select from for this upcoming holiday season. If you’re looking for […]

Meadowmere Resort Open Year Round, listed in US News and World Reports’ 16 Top Romantic Getaways in Maine

Meadowmere Resort Open Year Round, listed in US News and World Reports’ 16 Top Romantic Getaways in Maine

Meadowmere Resort is an indepently-run resort in southern Maine with a wide selection of signature guest rooms, an indoor Roman Bath, an outdoor pool and hot tub, cozy gathering areas, and an award-winning fitness center. Unlike other hotels in Ogunquit, Maine, that close during the off-season (November through April) as travelers wind down travel, Meadowmere Resort […]

Wisnewski Beauty Launch

Wisnewski Beauty Launch

One of the main focal points on faces across the world is about to receive the revamp that it has long desired — and deserved.  The eyebrow is not to be underestimated any longer, thanks to Wisnewski Beauty, a new brand offering a line of brow-formulated products, including a patented eyebrow brush, clear control brow […]

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad Debuts Holiday Pop-Up Shop with Diptyque

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad Debuts Holiday Pop-Up Shop with Diptyque

This festive season, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is excited to announce the unveiling of its first ever holiday pop-up shop in collaboration with Diptyque, an authority in luxury fragrances. As the new bath amenity partner for The Ritz-Carlton brand, Diptyque debuted with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad to bring its luxurious […]

'The Trend With Justin A Williams' Podcast. Episode 218: No Apologies for Justice With Author and Activist Resmaa Menakem

‘The Trend With Justin A Williams’ Podcast. Episode 218: No Apologies for Justice With Author and Activist Resmaa Menakem

Resmaa Menakem is an esteemed scholar, author and psychotherapist whose Somatic Abolitionism is “a living embodied Anti-Racism practice and culture building that requires endurance, agility, resource cultivation, stamina, discernment, self and communal discipline cultivation, embodied racial literacy and humility.” We sit down to discuss January 6th, and we argue over the proper application of compassion […]

DRAKE LIVE FROM THE APOLLO

DRAKE LIVE FROM THE APOLLO

The previously scheduled Drake at the Apollo show on November 11th is now moving and we are adding a second date. These historic shows will now be held on December 6th and 7th. This gives more of his fans a chance to experience this special moment. Exclusive SiriusXM concerts mark the first time that Drake […]