Every now and then, I make trips between Washington, D.C. and my favorite place on earth, Barbados
In two weeks, I’ve been booked on that journey four times, amid Winter conditions that have turned America’s travel plans upside down.
These quick trips have been a whirlwind: sleeping overnight in a departure lounge, uber-expensive airport-to-hotel transfers (pun intended), unplanned spending on accommodation, and insanely long rebooking queues.
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Every now and then, I get glaring reminders of my singleness. They pop up in various places.
Sometimes it’s a gurgling baby on the train, or a young family lunching together in a restaurant. Other times, it’s an I’m-pregnant or I’m-engaged text from a close friend. (Congrats, y’all!)
Am I bitter? Growing impatient? Losing hope?
It’s not often I stumble across something that captures so many of the things I love.
So before I go any further, let’s hear it for: Howard University, weddings, Barbados, fashion and ESSENCE.
Image :: verawang.com
You’ll find heaven in my hometown.
At least that’s what Vera Wang says.
The designer, known for her amazing red carpet gowns and stunning wedding dresses, named Sandy Lane, Barbados, one of the top places in the world to honeymoon. (Read more at Vera Unveiled)
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Two days later, the Royal Wedding is undeniably still the talk of the town.
It has inarguably eclipsed every other fashion story making news this weekend.
With the event of the century now behind us, how could we not take away lessons in style from it?
Here’s what I learned.