Friday, October 19, 2012

Guest Blogger: De'Marja Patrick

Greetings everyone, it is a pleasure to inroduce a few of my interest on Aloha's blog. I have created the blog "Fashion takes to the street: sidewalk fashion," and what greater way to meet more people than to host a spot on a person's blog that not only represents fashion but rocks out, taking fashion to the streets each and everyday. A few things that you can expect on my blog are posts that spotlight some great fashion ideas from bloggers, professionals and more importanty people just like you and I. Some features that I have on my blog include posts from some of my favorite bloggers as their streetwear!! My blog host some weekly scheduled posts such as, "What's in your Purse," and "Streetwear fashionista of the week pick." Enjoy!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Taste this...

Salmon Niçoise Salad Serves 2 Salad: 2 salmon fillets, pan-seared in olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and pepper 2 cups mixed field greens 1 cup green beans, blanched in boiling water for 90 seconds and then chilled in an ice bath 4 baby potatoes (about 1 cup sliced potato), sliced, boiled until tender, drained, and cooled 6 baby Roma tomatoes, halved (or any tomatoes you like) 6-8 black good quality olives (such as Niçoise or Kalamata) 8 soft-boiled (or hard-boiled, if you prefer) quail eggs* Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice) 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard Pinch salt and pepper *If you can’t find quail’s eggs, you can use 2 hen’s eggs (1 per person, since 4 quail eggs equals about 1 hen’s egg). To soft boil the quail’s eggs, bring a small saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Carefully add the quail’s eggs and boil for 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer the eggs from the boiling water directly into an ice bath (a bowl of cold water filled with ice). Cool completely, then crack and peel, being a bit careful because the membrane between the egg white and shell is a little thicker than in a chicken’s egg. (To make medium-boiled quail’s eggs, boil for 3 minutes; for hard-boiled, boil 4 minutes. I used Simply Cooked’s guide on How to Cook Perfect Quail’s Eggs and it worked like a charm.) Arrange all salad components on two plates in any decorative way you like. Whisk together all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and drizzle on top. Serve immediately, with fresh ground black pepper on top.

Real Love Hotel

Get a lil crazy!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aloha from STL

This place right here man, I'm trying to tell yall!! This will forever be home, the place where I seek to refuel my soul, the place that gave me my first stage to shine, the place that continues to give me courage and support. MY CHURCH. There is no greater love then the love I've learned here!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Repping the A, for Aloha that is

Feeling EDGY and POWERFUL today, those are only a couple of things the A stands for!!! #AisforALoha #teamreallovehotel

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I HOPE to INSPIRE before I EXPIRE: Gabby Douglas

What an inspiring person, Gabby is not only putting on for African-American girls around the world, but also for people who truely make sacrifices for their dreams!!! #motiviation #teaminspired #workhard

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pink Alert

I love cooking for my friends, but the idea of a pink stove floors me!!! I can't make any promises that my place won't be a pink haven!!! #girlygirl #pinkobessed

Forest Park Run

This fountain means I am almost at my finishline. It's a constant battle trying to out run my late night snacking. 

I HOPE to INSPIRE before I EXPIRE:Transitions

I feel like my life is in a constant transition, but as long as I understand change equals growth and clarity i'll be allright, and anyways complacency is so boring!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Looking at my EP Badd humbles me, because each stepping stone of my career unveils more of myself that I never knew was there. I'm so proud of my team and my support system. The projects we are working on now are what my fans have been waiting for and I can't wait to turn it up a notch. *take that take that, in my diddy voice*  

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lowski's hair chronicles

Speaking of Cotton Candy, my hair stylist does WERK on my hair. S/O to Tiff at Shi Salon #STL

Red Hair Special

Red Hair Special on the Vatterott College Tour with Murphy Lee in Kansas City

Monday, June 11, 2012

I SPY: Fierce Nails

A major part of my career is traveling and I LOVE IT!!! When I am out of town I try to keep my eyes peeled for all things new, girly, pink, has bows, artsy, or just funky. These nails were my souvenir from the ATL. S/O to @Tinysnailbar for my art deco nails.