February 2, 2019


“Something has to drive you, and it has to be desire.” – Thea Nerissa Barnes

This year didn’t start off well for me. Instead of engaging in the usual excitement surrounding the beginning of a new year, I spent this time mourning the loss of my cousin, Thea Nerissa Barn...

December 15, 2018

I am super excited about closing out our 2018 market season at Randolph Street Market (RSM) tomorrow and Sunday, December 15 - 16! This Market was the first place we ever vended in June of this year and despite doing others, it has been the best for raising awareness f...

November 29, 2018

Once I returned from the Spark & Hustle 2018 conference, I immediately started to devise a plan of action. To address the visibility issues, I started to record videos of myself and share them on social media. I also started posting and engaging more frequently with ou...

November 16, 2018

With less than two months left in 2018, I wanted to reflect on the whirlwind year Global Attic has had. So, in this blog post I’ll share some of our incredible highlights as well as some of the gut-checking lowlights that made me question the future of this business....

August 29, 2018

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to join us at Randolph Street Market over the weekend. It was excruciatingly hot and yet you didn't let that prevent you from stopping by the tent to say hello or make purchases. I truly appreciate our customers, family and frien...

August 29, 2018

Global Attic makes a recurring monthly donation to The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE). The nonprofit organization  empowers students living in under-served communities by offering transformative travel experiences. Below is the recent featur...

August 15, 2018

A pen. A pencil. A piece of paper. Neither of these should be a barrier that prevents a child from receiving an education. Yet, for far too many their expense serves as a built-in impediment to learning. Studies show that an unprepared student lacks confidence and is s...

April 6, 2018

I attended the Black Portraitures IV: The Color of Silence conference at Harvard University March 22-24. The conference’s purpose was to explore the myriad visibility/invisibility issues that confront black people throughout the African Diaspora.  Last year’s conferenc...

December 14, 2017

Last week I published “Decorating Kabria Style” [Read it Here] where I discussed how I infused elements and ideas from my parents with my own transitional/contemporary style to create a global theme, pay tribute to Prince and continue my family's holiday decorating tra...

December 3, 2017

Decorating for the holidays was always a big deal in my family. My father made the decorations while my mother added the appropriate seasonal elements - from pumpkins to Poinsettias! But, of all the holidays, Christmas was my favorite. I loved watching my father make t...

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