All posts tagged: spotlight

Malina Suliman | Artist

Malina Suliman derives from a traditional and conservative town, Kandahar, in Afghanistan. After receiving threats regarding her rebellious street art she relocated to the Netherlands. Her work examines the burqa’s place in Afghan culture and other struggles of her generation in Afghanistan. Suliman is also the founder of the Kandahar Fine Arts Association (KFAA).

NYC Spotlight: Gotham Bar and Grill

Originally posted on Chey Chey from the Bay:
One of the highlights of my eating excursions this summer was having the opportunity to dine at the famed Greenwich Village restaurant- Gotham Bar & Grille- with my bf and his amazing mom! Gotham is a beautiful restaurant- stylish, but it still felt warm and inviting. I really loved the feel of the high ceilings, pretty fabric-draped light fixtures and grand floral arrangements that decorated the restaurant. The food was fantastic and so skillfully presented. How could I not take pics of everything before I devoured it? The first courses were phenomenal! We had the intricately prepared Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, with Japanese cucumber, shiso leaf and sweet miso asian ginger vinaigrette and the delicious, perfect-for-summer dish, the Soft Shell Crab that featured summer squash, sweet corn, fresh chickpeas, purple eggplant, roasted red pepper, and a lime ginger emulsion. The tartare was so fresh and paired nicely with the acidity of the vinaigrette. I’ve always been a huge fan of soft shell crab and this was hands down my favorite soft shell crab…

Spotlight Author of the Week [With a Twist!]:

Originally posted on Words. . . I Need Words. . .:
This week I’m going to mix it up a bit again. Technically this could be an author spotlight, but I really just want to focus on the book so I am doing a Coming Soon Spotlight! On October 6th a new book comes out. Well, a sequel to be exact. A few months back I bought a book that I had been looking at for a long time when it went on sale for kindle at the wonderful price of $1.99. I couldn’t get a better deal than that because not it is $9.99. So what is this book you may ask? The Jewel by Amy Ewing. The sequel to this novel, The White Rose, comes out next month and I couldn’t be more excited. The Jewel is basically a mix between The Selection Series and The Handmaid’s Tale. Violet was born and raised into slavery, but truthfully until her auction and becomes the servant to a wealthy woman in the Jewel. All that Violet needs to do…