Category Archives: Flaneurs

Cape Verdean Matriarch Makes Traditional Dish

In spirit of Women’s History Month and honoring strong women who empower their communities, I decided to create this short of my Grandmother. Here is Mae depicted in Cabo Verde, making a traditional Couscous cake (of corn) for a birthday party. She uses an older method of cooking with a flower pot along with newer technologies. Thriving in her late 70’s, my Grandmother is one of the elders on the island who continue to pass down the nuances of culture and style derived from the roots of survival to my ancestral kin.

Beijinhos,
LB

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Liv the Ukulele Travels

Hi y’all! Meet Liv, Liv meet everyone. This is my Ukulele or more accurately a Cavaquinho in my native dialect of Cape Verdean creole. She was hand made for me in Cape Verde, West Africa roughly 10 years ago. I recently took an interest in picking up this instrument again and we have been inseparable ever since. I live in beloved Clinton Hill, Brooklyn so naturally Liv runs around town (and out of town) spreading love with me, on occasional sunny days and leisurely Flâneur walks.

Seen at G train stop- 15th St Prospect Park

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call us the comeback queens…

We were gone for a minute, now we’re back with the jump off.

Like my godmother Beyoncé, we decided to randomly surprise you all with some content at midnight and give you your life!

Okay, maybe not so serious, but yes, we have returned. You’re welcome. Thanks for having us back.

Le Femme Flaneur

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Flaneurs x Brooklyn Museum x Essence.com, Oh My!

While patiently waiting in line to hear the amazing Carrie Mae Weems and Mickalene Thomas speak at the Brooklyn Museum on January 2nd, we ran into Essence photographer Hannan Saleh. She thought we looked rather fly, so she snapped a few photos of us and waddyaknow – we were featured in the Essence.com “Street Style: Gallery Girls” photo gallery last week!

We’re finna be famous, y’all! Essense BK Museum

Photo Credit: Hannan Saleh

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