Bronx (brɒŋks)

-n. a borough of New York City, North of Manhattan.

Also known as the Birthplace of Rap Music and my home for the past 34 years.

Bourgie (boo-zhee)

-adj. stemming from the French word bourgeoisie.

Someone who is class-conscious, with educated and discerning tastes, and interested in enjoying the finer things in life. It is definitely not high-class, aristoratic, snooty, or snobbish. “Bourgie” is as much an idea, and a state of mind, as it is an attitude towards enjoying good food, good friends, and good conversation, everyday. It evokes a mood of simple elegance, casual yet sophisticated—modern.

I didn’t make that up, I got that definition from the urban dictionary,  and I think it fits me to a T.

I call myself Bronx Bourgie because I am very much interested in enjoying the finer things in life.  Cuisine, travel, clothing, books, music, film, etc.  I AM simply elegant; casual yet sophisticated… but I’m also from the Bronx, born and raised.  Growing up in the Bronx is what shaped me, so even though I enjoy Thai or Sushi in Manhattan, I’ll also get down with a white carton of chicken wings and fried rice from the corner Chinese restaurant.  White wine?  Yes.  Ketel One and tonic or a shot of Patron?  Yes, that too!  Kicking it with me gets you the best of both worlds.  Classy and sophisticated with a hint of hood.  Just a hint though.  Never too much…

Now… about my natural  hair…

For 8 years I had locs that grew to past waist length.  Because I wanted to do something different I combed out my locs and rocked my natural hair in its loose state for two years and seven months.  That time taught me a great deal about loose natural hair in general and about my hair specifically.  It also taught me that loose natural hair was not for me.  I’ve decided to return to the best decision I ever made.  Locs fit my life in a wonderful way and I am so excited to use this blog to document my second (or third if you wanna nitpick about it!) loc journey. The Journey will begin on Monday, August 29th, 2011.

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