Is That You Wakanda?: Visit Singita Lebombo Lodge

Scene set: A lush oasis of flora and fauna, emerald sweeping plains, gentle beasts with long trunks and floppy ears and slow rippling tides of N’wanetsi River – straight out of some fantastical fairytale. You’re sitting above the bucolic scene, drink in hand – mind racing at the prospect of your South African safari adventure to come. Welcome to Singita Kruger National Park in South Africa. You’re staying at the luxurious Singita Lembombo Lodge found on the south eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated on the hills of the property’s 33,000 acres, the hotel and park itself…

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Three Days in Malibu

Yes, it’s as gorgeous as you can imagine. Turquoise surf, light tan sand, sun even when clouds are promised, great seafood restaurants, quirky seaside shops, and miles and miles of hiking. Okay, did I get all of that into one sentence? Malibu is a weekend vacationer’s dream, and it’s laid back, hippy chic quietude can lull you into a sense of not wanting to do a damn thing, and isn’t that what some vacation’s should be all about? A lot of people ask me about quick getaways that they can take, so, I decided to share this weekend with y’all.…

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A Chicago Food Journey: Mi Tocaya Antojeria

Since I’ve moved to Chicago (or, the ‘burbs of Chicago), I decided to invest some time in checking out all this foodie paradise has to offer. Around the time I made this decision, Chicago just haaaappened to be named the “Best Restaurant City of the Year” by Bon Appetit Magazine. Yum. Helping Chicago to receive this illustrious designation is the Logan Square Mexican restaurant, Mi Tocaya Antojeria. Chef Diana Davila serves up fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, and lesser known regional delicacies set against the backdrop of a quirky and culturally themed decor inside, and beautiful but small, outdoors space, that…

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Let’s End the Airhead Travel Trend

If you have any type of social media account, it’s not hard to see that everyone from Millennials, to Gen Z, even to you grumpy ‘ol Gen X-ers (hehe) have been traveling like crazy, posting about it, saturating our timelines with wanderlust-worthy Insta content to feast our eyes on. But unfortunately, much of it is the same! How many times can I see the cliffs of Santorini, Machu Pichu in Peru, buddhist in Bali, Phang Nga in Phuket? I’m not hating, trust me, get your travel on — because these destinations will be coming to an @AngelEra Insta-feed near you soon…

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Treat Yo Self

Listen, I know I’m going to get a lot of people disagreeing with me and that’s fine, life is about debate, discussion and dissonance. Otherwise, how would we be able to make informed decisions, birth new ideas and practices, start new political systems and create societies on which morals, mores and lives are built? Anyway, I digress. My momma, who went on to be with the Lord three years ago in August use to say something to me all the time. Let me back track and tell you that she was a Christian, with a deep and abiding faith in…

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