Home Archive for March 2016
Known for their Black Owned Restaurant Month, I Don't Do Clubs is now introducing a Black Owned Retail Month! In June 2016, participating black owned businesses all over the country will offer exclusive deals to consumers. For more updates, keep checking I Don't Do Clubs' Retail Month page.
I Don't Do Clubs' Black Owned Restaurant Month is back! In April 2016 in New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC and South Carolina, you can enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at some of your favorite restaurants on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for only $30. Visit their website for more information, updates and participating locations. (I Don't Do Clubs)
Selma director Ava DuVernay will be directing and co-writing a film about a 1973 fashion show at the Palace of Versailles. "The Battle of Versailles" tells the story of the fashion show that put American designers and African-American models on the map. Based off the book "The Battle Of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into The Spotlight And Made History" by Robin Givhan. (Deadline)
So happy to see Washington DC high school student Akilah Johnson won the Doodle 4 Google national contest with her drawing "My Afrocentric Life" as a response to the question "What makes me..me?" The drawing is now featured on Google's homepage reminding us all Black Lives Matter.(Google)
This is the view from the AirBnb apartment I rented while I stayed in Barcelona. It was in the city center close to Plaça de Catalunya, the central square. I was close to all the action so I could walk around and do solo sightseeing* and visit the Picasso Museum with no problem.
|Catedral de Barcelona|
Although I had my own apartment, I wanted to explore the city's cuisines so I headed out for tapas in the evening. I had the most amazing prawns and sangria at Ciudad Condal. It was so good, I ended up there every night I was the city.
|Tapas @ Ciudad Condal|
|Plaça de Catalunya|
When in other cities, I like to act like a local as much as possible. I took the train over to Montjuic to see the National Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, the HUMANS+ Exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture and do more sightseeing.
|Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya|
I did some walking along La Boqueria in between museum visits. The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a huge market where locals an tourists alike come to shop. They have candy, fruits, spices, etc. and it's pretty crowded but beautiful and worth the visit.
I even found time to catch a pianist last-minute, right around the corner from my apartment! (Being in the city's central area of Barcelona was great choice.)
|Palau de la Musica|
And of course before I left, I had to see Antoni Gaudi's creations, especially Sagrada Familia, his dream.
*note: Barcelona is BIG on pickpocketing. It's best to look like a local and know where you are going. I personally only carried a purse when going far and had everything hidden in my inside pockets locally. If you must carry a purse, get one you can tuck under your arm or a cross-body bag to wear.
During my stay in town, I was able to use my Articket to visit The Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB).
The exhibition showing at the time of visit is "HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species".
This exhibition shows the works of different artists that explore the possible pathways of human life. From reproduction techniques to virtual reality suits and synthetic biology, this was definitely an intriguing display.
This exhibition ends here April 1, but this place is definitely worth visiting if you have the Articket, as well as the MACBA and MNAC.