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A Saturday afternoon/evening in the city...

I love being a North Bronx resident - I have the convenience of being a subway or Metro-North ride away into the city (by city I mean "Manhattan proper") but still close enough to work at my store in Yonkers at the edge of Westchester. That being said, it's rarity to have a Saturday off work in the land of retail management so of course I ventured into the city. My new friend Sharain from Cameo Sisters Design was showcasing her awesome jewelry at The Real Designer Market in SoHo so I had to check that out! I ended up scoring this amazing skull necklace and new earrings and bracelet made from this amazing vintage brass chain. Photos will be coming soon for my new earrings and bracelet but Sharain's sister was sweet enough to take a photo of my new necklace with my phone for me. Don't forget to follow Cameo Sisters Design on Facebook - her website is coming very soon so you can purchase her goodies online but if you're in the NYC area, you can find out where she'll be located each weekend!

Sharain suggested that I check out the Brooklyn Museum for their First Saturdays event since I had no solid plans and I was on a "choose your own adventure" path for the rest of my afternoon. Every first Saturday of the month the Brooklyn Museum opens it's doors for free from 5:00pm onward. Programs, art, music, and people! Next time I need to bring my camera (and not just my phone) because it was also fashion bloggers heaven for people watching! The exhibit that struck me the most was "Gravity And Grace" by El Anatsui. The works in this exhibit are impressive and larger than life so I decided to at least photograph some close-ups of the amazing detail.

I ended my night meeting up with some new friends at a bar in the Upper East Side for some karaoke, conversation, and a couple of cocktails (and by "a couple of cocktails," I had only two because I know you're reading this mother dearest). I've learned that I have the best adventures in the city when you wander as you go along even if getting back home to the north Bronx is a b*tch sometimes due to all the changes in subway work. But I still love NYC and reppin' the north-north-Bronx!