TWOI Bites: The Sugar Factory – New York, New York

The Sugar Factory is that place you always see in those Facebook videos that looks amazing but seems out of the way to go and find. However, when in Rome…you got to the Sugar Factory! Bae and I visited the one in New York and it didn’t disappoint. What You Go For The big attraction…

Morning Routine

In David Nazario’s debut book, Make Love Your Religion: How to Put Love First and Succeed at Doing What You Love, he discusses the importance of morning routines. I am a firm believer in morning routines because I believe that what you do in the morning sets the tone for how your day will go….

Cardi B – Be Careful: The Spring Song for Heartbreak

Late last night, I saw that my problematic fave, Belcalis, was dropping a single. My interest peaked and I made mental note to listen in the morning. I debated waiting up for it but a girls got a bedtime on weeknights. So the first thing I did this morning was play, “Be Careful.” “Be Careful” is…

Curly Sisterhood Live!

I’ll preface this right away by saying that I do not have curly hair: my hair doesn’t curl, never has, never will. I’ve grown to accept that after 20 something years of growing up with a mom and two sisters that have curly hair. Don’t worry, I’m not bitter. I am still fascinated by curly hair….

TWOI Bites: La Bandera Café – North Miami, FL

I woke up on last Friday wanting a really good and hearty breakfast. Those who know me know I don’t like most of the average American breakfast. Pancakes? Waffles? French Toast? Yeah, that’s a no from me, dog. But a bomb sandwich? Sign me right up. I’m a huge fan of Dominican breakfast sandwiches also known…

TWOI Bites: El Otro Tiesto – Miami, Florida

I’ll be very honest with you, I’m a PICKY eater. I’ve been this way my entire life, but now in my 20s, I’ve been trying to branch out and try new things.  When my sister Dahiana recommended Oscar and I visit the El Otro Tiesto Cafe, a Dominican-Japanese fusion restaurant, I had my reservations. First of all,…

5 Dominican Creatives to Follow

Happy Dominican Independence Day! As a Dominican creative, it is important for me to follow and support other Dominican creatives. In a world where the media is saturated with the same faces, seeing people who look like me, that have similar backgrounds, and that I can relate to fuels my fire to continue this path…

The Wonder of Ivy Podcast: Episode 31 – Tribes

Welcome back to the Wonder of Ivy podcast! This week, I update you on the mini-hiatus we’ve been on and why. (Spoiler alert: sh*t happens) I review the amazing book, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Then I discuss tribes, why they have been so meaningful in my life, and how to cultivate one. If you…