Airbnb Is Renting Once In A Lifetime Barbie Dream House — Shoot Your Shot If You’re A Barbie Lover

Yup!! That’s right. Gas up the Pink Corvette to crash for a couple days at The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse in Malibu, California. Is it every girls dream or nah? I’m sure we’ve all had one…or a million. It was definitely a time when parents were fighting each other at Christmas time in the department stores over Barbie. It was every girls fantasy to ride in that hot pink Barbie car or walk around with giddy in the one of the many rooms in that dream house, with all the little many pieces.Well….Airbnb is making that come true for some lucky mofo. Airbnb is celebrating Barbies 60th anniversary by renting out the house. The lucky fan will have the chance to rent out the house for a 2 night stay (Sunday October 27- Tuesday October 29) for $60 per night. Not bad huh….

Not sure if Ken will be there or not. 

But the rule is that you can only bring three friends along. It’s an intoxicating experience for a fan, I’m sure. Panoramic ocean views and glamours decor bring the $150-$200 plus toy to your childhood to life.

The over the top Mansion is decked out from head to toe in Barbie fashions and accessories. Located in the heart of Malibu, it over looks the Pacific Ocean.In addition to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the house comes with a movie theater, sports court, meditation area, hobby studio, infinity pool, and fully stocked kitchen.Booking opens at 11 am on October 23rd. To add to the celebration of Mattel greatest investions’ anniversary, Air bnb is making a donation to one of the charities involved in The Barbie Dream Gap Project on the renters behalf. How awesome. It’s always good to give back when you can. Sometimes you may want to and can’t, so this is a really nice gesture. This may be the gift the keeps on giving.Either way, you win because there will be some inspirational women on site to teach guests special skills, in addition of course to the ammenities in and outside of the home. They will have Ibtihaj Muhammad, a world-class fencing champion offering one on one fencing lessons: Jill Myers, a pilot and aerospace engineer, will give a tour of the Columbia Memorial Space Center; and Chef Gina Clarke-Helm, founder of Malibu Seaside Chef, will cook farm-fresh food and five a hands-on cooking lesson.Additionally, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin will provide makeovers so guests can resemble Barbie.


Rihanna Hosts Exquisite Book Party for Visual Autobiography

Yassssssss bihhhh!! Rihanna Navy is sipping champagne tonight in celebration of her 500-page book.

On Friday, Rihanna shut down New York’s Guggenheim Museum for a star studded book party- a 504 page photo album of herself, or what she calls a “visual autobiography”- featuring over a thousand photos taken of her throughout her successful career, largely in the past decade of her career. Many of the photos are being made public for the first time ever, to top it off, the book would come in three limited editions with very Rihanna-worthy names: “This Shit Is Heavy,” “Drippy + the Brain” and “Stoner”.

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From her fairly new record label Roc Nation, her book publisher Phaidon, Fenty, her skin care and fashion brand Fenty, and a plethora of brand partnerships….sis is super busy and living her best life.

The guests on Friday showed up in all black in the Guggenheim lobby, being offered champagne by none other than her champagne line, with each bottling retailing about $300. Additionally, guests chowed down on fried macaroni canapes for 30 minutes before the official start time of the event. Armand de Brignac, RiRi’s brand manager, who was present at the party said that the bar budget alone easily numbered six figures.

Everyone who attended the party walked away with a standard edition copy of Rihanna.

Along with thanking her creative team, business partners and other collaborators -including her childhood friend and “bestie” Melissa Forde, who got the loudest cheer of the night from fans – Rihanna paid special homage to the venue she’d chosen. “I want to thank the Guggenheim not only for having us here, but to share this peice of art, she said of her book, “and have it be among the art that has been at the Guggenheim since 1959.”

For an event as iconic as Rihanna strolling through the Guggenheim, and looking at photos of her, it’s a reminder of just how far her business efforts have carried her beyond the Music of the Sun album, her very first 2 million sold worldwide album. We see you bossin Rihanna. #respect.

Black Owned Coffee Shop in Washington, DC

It’s Saturday, as I’m strolling on Florida Ave., just picking up some household items. My guy and I both turned our heads quickly when we saw someone’s order of coffee in the window of a small shop.

The shop has a modern look to it, your words echo just a bit, very laid back atmosphere; as it’s still very new. Only a year old. The owner of this emergent establishment is 2013 Woodrow Wilson graduate. His name is Kevon King, a Washington DC native raised in Riggs Road/Greenway SE area.

The look of the coffee as we walked by….and then of course when we caught a glimpse of the DC native signage out front, we HAD to go in.

And THAT we did! With curiosity and excitement. I went inside to talk to the creative behind this quaint lil establishment. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the coffee. hehe

The Village Cafe is based off of co spaces, marketplaces, food, entrepreneurship. When I asked Kevon what inspired him to start this business, he said, “I wanted to create a ‘safe place’ for under-served parts of the community. uses their space additionally for evens such as comedy shows. Growing up in Congress Heights, he saw a future in owning something that would embody creative thinkers and entrepreneurship.

If you live in Washington, DC, you know that it’s surroundings are rapidly changing, and Union Market area is the latest on the list of transforming neighborhoods. Once a wholesale operations center. Union Market used to be a marketplace, with affordable food and produce markets with vendors you could juggle bargains with is now a mre luxury, gourmet spot establishment.

Union Market Neighbors, a resident-activist group, has appealed the D.C. Zoning Commission’s approval of several proposed projects in the area. The group is concerned that the new establishments will force them out of the shopping districts and ultimately out of the neighborhood….period, due to the hike in pricing.

What Kevon is bringing to this neighborhood seems to be very much needed right now. Running into this gem was inspiring. It’s refreshing to see black business owners expatiate within their communities to build them up, paying it forward.

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Issa Rae Productions On YouTube Is Preparing For New Transgender Web Series

We all know our girl Issa Rae is always moving n grooving. Her latest venture is a new web series, where she’s teamed up with executive producer, writer and director Dui Jarrod. They’ve created a youtube series being released about a transgender woman living in New Orleans as she migrates through her New Orleans. The setting is pre Hurricane Katrina, forcing Ester to evacuate all while navigating her sexual identity, while trying to build a path to stardom.

King Esther received tons of praise earlier this year as it toured the festival circuit. King Ester makes it’s world premiere on October `17 on Issa Rae Presents youtube channel. Will you be watching?