If you’re looking for some new music to add to your playlist, like I usually am, you’ll want to give a listen to the latest offering from neo-soul songress (and former front woman of Groove Theory), Amel Larrieux who is back in biz after a six-year hiatus. Her new album, “Ice Cream Every Day,” hit shelves and iTunes on October 22nd and it is JAM-PACKED with voracious vocals!
Although born in the funky West Village, she grew up in the suburbs of New York, describing herself as “the weird kid.” Her musical influences are “all over the place,” she told me when we met up at the Mercer Hotel in Soho, from Stevie Wonder to Jimi Hendrix to Madonna.
She laughs at the album title, “Ice Cream Everyday,” telling me she’s lactose intolerant but clued me in that its actually a metaphor for finding something to help you escape. She wants to be clear that it doesn’t have to be something material or tangible. It could be swimming or reaching out to help a friend; it can be anything that brings you a drop of joy each day.
Do you love her as much as I do?! The first single off Amel Larrieux‘s new record is called “Afraid” (listen below!) and is produced by long time collaborator and husband, Laru.
Are you intrigued yet…? To learn more about Amel Larrieux and to find out where you can watch her live and on TV, head on over to her website, www.blisslife.com! After the jump, listen to tracks off of “Ice Cream Everyday” and watch a recent performance from Amel of Groove Theory‘s “Tell Me.”
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It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” time of year and… you’re procrastinating sorting out your holiday gifts, aren’t you? And who doesn’t have those one or two people who are really, really difficult to shop for?! I know I do.
So that is why I am sooooooo thrilled to be an American Express ambassador for their #PointsForPresents Holiday program this year! Over the last few weeks I have been digging through their extensive catalog of goodies and I’ve compiled a few of my faves to help you — my fabulous and in-the-know readers — pick out some seriously stellar gifts (all shoppable using American Express Membership Rewards) that seriously everyone will love!
American Express helps ease the pain of shopping by allowing their Cardmembers to earn and use Membership Rewards points. Surely you already know you can earn points for almost every purchase you make (and with no expiration date)… But — did you know you can use your points on a wide variety of gift cards, retail purchases, travel and entertainment events? Aha!
KEEP READING TO SEE WHICH GIFTS ARE MY PEACH PICKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…
Who better to ride with to Kim Kardashian‘s Halloween party than the DJ?
Jakissa Taylor-Semple, now known to a very stylish set as DJ Kiss, was recently named one of Us Weekly’s “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers,” she’s provided the tunes at parties for everyone from Madonna to Naomi Campbell and her A-list fashion clients include Chanel, Prada, Alexander Wang, Tiffany & Co., Salvatore Ferragamo, and many more.
So, she’s kind of a big deal.
On Saturday night (Oct 27), AXSLive picked up the spinmaster of the night, DJ Kiss, for a ride-a-long — to find out how she got started DJing, celebrity parties vs. fashion parties, her DJ hubby DJ MOS, what’s HOT on her playlist…and much much more!
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian (with new beau Kanye West) hosted the Midori Beachside Bash at the Delano Beach Club, where she was joined by her BFFs Jonathan Cheban and Larsa Pippen, as well as “Dancing With The Stars” cutie Karina Smirnoff. The reality TV star rocked a white and green Versace dress for the occasion.
“The Voice’s” Christina Milian was all smiles at the Nicolita show, presented by Veet, on Day 2 of Mercedes-Benz Swim Week at the Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. The singer walked the runway with designer Nicole Di Rocco. Wilmer Valderrama and “Dancing With The Stars” cutie Cheryl Burke sat front row.
Actress Shenae Grimes (“90210″) attended the Angela Martini Bikini Fashion Show at WET at W Hotel South Beach for supermodel and swimwear designer, Angela Martini. The Albanian born supermodel created for her premier Spring/Summer 2013 collection an assortment of atypical bikini silhouettes inspired in cut and colors by exotic flowers.
Actress Dania Ramirez showed off her paddle boarding skills at the Muscle Milk Fitness Retreat and Oakley Learn to Ride event, but not before she took a tumble with boyfriend John Land nearby. Miami Housewife Marysol Patton was also in the mix, and was spotted drinking a chocolate Muscle Milk Light on the sand.
Sports Illustrated Models Nina Agdal and Julie Henderson stopped by the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge to get some treatments and cool off from the heat. Nina Agdal received a glamorous summer makeover by professional stylists from Mary Kay and BayBlissPRO while Julie checked out Rica Swimwear’s new collection and had some sweet treats by Tasti D-lite. Julie later celebrated her own design collaboration with Basta Surf at Soho Beach House and hosted a party at SET nightclub.
The Oakley Spring 2013 Swim Show hosted by Trimera Group sizzled on Sunday night at Hyde Beach in Miami. The models, including Oakley surf star Erica Hosseini, heated up the runway in the lastest and greatest from Oakley Swim and UNO de 50 jewelry while DJ Nick Cannon spun the tunes for the party. Also joining the fun with the bevy of swimsuit models was legendary rapper Lil Jon.
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