Tag Archives: Africa

Tribes Of Kin

Tribes of Kin delivers imaginative and modern interpretations of Kente  By Francine Holmes Tribes of Kin is a fashion design house and a fellow Etsy creative. I had the pleasure to interview owner and designer Valemia Atabong about her journey … Continue reading

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Aloha September

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Tea Tree Thyme clarifying shampoo

By Francine Holmes  Using Tea tree oil can prove extremely beneficial for any hair and skin care routine. The tree oil, extracted from the tea tree plant is a safe essential oil that has a strong very distinct minty, balsamic … Continue reading

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African Print Jumpsuit

By Francine Holmes I found this gorgeous piece on one of my favorite websites for African clothing. This particular piece is handmade,  100% cotton wax print jumpsuit with two side pockets, a pleated waistline and comes with a detachable sash.      Available … Continue reading

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Eponge Filet – African Exfoliating Body Net Restocked

Eponge Filet – African Exfoliating Body Net  is back in stock and available for purchase while supplies last! Used for centuries in Africa, this net is used in the shower as the perfect tool to clean and exfoliate skin. The … Continue reading

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Memorial Sale

 

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Yimbégré at BAM

by Francine Holmes A few months ago, a couple of girlfriends and I attended the world premiere of Yimbégré, a wonderful performance conceived by talented African choreographer Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo, at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). The show opened on … Continue reading

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Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

Sauce Arrachide, peanut soup or groundnut soup; the name varies according to the region you’re from as well as the recipe. Continue reading

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Manioc ‘Yucca’ Tots

On my recent trip to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, I stumbled on an old favorite childhood snack while at the market. I can only describe it as tater tots made out of yucca root. By Francine Holmes Yucca root (Manihot esculenta), … Continue reading

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End of summer sale!

END OF SUMMER SALE! Save 15% off any purchase – Use coupon code SUMMER15 ends 9/21/15

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