A BIPOC Day In Miami Florida

Everyone always thinks of South Beach when they hear about the city of Miami, but what they do not realize is that we are more than just our beaches. We have so many cool places to visit that come along with cool stories you never would have known if you didn’t read this article. So here goes nothing, let’s jump into the melting pot of what I call home.

Take a Swim in The Venetian Pool

When the beach is just TOO hot and the sand is burning your feet, us locals like to go to the Venetian Pool, located in the city of Coral Gables, this pool is not the typical public pool. It has been open since 1924, and was created as Coral Gables was founded. This pool is the perfect place to go during a hot summer day but be wary, admissions will close as it reaches max capacity, SHOW UP EARLY!

2. Have a Cuban cigar on Calle Ocho in Little Havana

Cuba is so famous for their cigars that are hand rolled and this Cuba Cigar Co. was started by the Bello family …

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A day in Black Owned Paris

Here are our top 5 picks.

House Château Rouge

First start your day out by going to House Château Rouge, the shop is located in a mostly African and Arab arrondissement called Barbés. Youssouf Fofana, co-founder of Maison Château Rouge, an urban, family-owned boutique isit . selling trendy, African-inspired apparel & accessories for men & women.

2. Sawa Shoes

Sneakers Made in Africa? Mehdi Slimani set out to make his vision a reality. It is definitely a must on your trip to Paris. After walk to Blvd de Barbes and climbing the steps (or taking the funicular) of Sacre Coeur take a moment to look at the amazing view of the city.37 Rue Myrha, 75018 Paris, France

3. Jah Jah Paris

Vegan Afro-Caribbean food in Paris? Naaaah cant be? Yes there is and it is amazing.

Get some vegan caribbean food at Jah Jah Paris. 11 Rue des Petites Écuries, 75010 Paris

Plant-based Afro-Caribbean-inspired dishes…

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A Day in Amsterdam

Mr. Salad

Start the day with fresh juice or smoothie at Mr. Salad. They also have salads, wraps and other vegan food for lunch and dinner. The food is prepared fresh daily with no unnecessary additives.

2. House of Sanaa

Head over to House of Sanaa for fashionable clothes and accessories. They have fun and creative designs for the whole family.3. Water & Brood

After shopping, stop by Water & Brood for brunch. They have delicious American and Surinamese dishes plus cocktails.

4. Yamazato

If you’re craving Japanese food, head over to Yamazoto. The restaurant is located inside Hotel Okura in Amsterdam and it’s the first traditional Japanese restaurant in Europe to be awarded a Michelin star!5. Dechase

Looking for fashionable shoes? Stop by Dechase. It’s a contemporary brand producing leather boots and shoes made in Ethiopia. They also send the profits back to the communities that make the shoes.

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10 Things to do in Atlanta

Yelle Inc. & Skincare is black-owned and is for you. Started by former New Yorker Yandy Smith, she wanted to give all women a natural, organic, and plant-based product that enhanced their beauty and skincare. There is something for everyone. 

2. Atlanta Juice Bar & Vegan Lounge is not your typical Juice Bar. With the -v changing of times, it offers virtual ordering so simple & easy. Juicing is a way of living! Enjoy organic juices that will make you live longer and gain useful health & wealthiness advice while enjoying your drink.

3. Need A Place to Stay Less than 10 Minutes from Mercedes Ben Stadium? Check out this comfortable & convenient 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Condo located close to downtown ATL attractions.

Feel the comfort of being right at home!

4. If you’re a Cynthia Bailey fan of the Real House Wives of Atlanta, pop in and check out The Bailey Wine Cellar, where you will find an assortment of w…

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A Day in LA

When you think of LA, you think of entertainment, celebrities, and opportunity. But did you know it’s one of the most diverse cities in the world?There’s a lot to do in LA but let's take a tour of some of the many minority-owned businesses in the city that you can support.

El Cielito Café

Start your day at El Cielito Café. From the perfect roast to refined recipes, experience the flavors from Latin America. Enjoy the traditional Café de Olla to their one-of-a-kind Champulatte.

You can also support them by buying their merchandise.

2. Stuzo Clothing

After breakfast, you can do some shopping at Stuvo Clothing. It’s a black, queer, and women-owned store where you can buy fashionable gender free apparel and accesories.

3. The Girl Cave

If you need to get beauty supplies, you can find them at The Girl Cave. The store sells both mens and womens products. You can get hair products, accessories, hair oils, and even b…

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10 Things You Can Do for Your Self Care in NYC

New York City is the city that never sleeps but during COVID we’ve had to reevaluate if that is necessarily a good thing.We have all started to thinking about what matters the most in our lives. It ranges from work- life balance to our personal connections. This self care NYC weekend is a step in the right direction to self discovery and personal care.This is our top ten self care things to do for yourself in NYC. For us self care doesn't stop with a spa or a massage but an entire day of choosing you.If you want to find more cool places to check in NYC or the 15 other cities we have, download the Blistey app.

If you’re looking for someplace to stay when visiting NYC, one of the best places to experience luxury, culture,, and a stunning building with a deep history in Brooklyn is the Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

2. Based in NYC Ying and Kang is a jewelry company that is perfect for your trip to the city. It’s run by two amazing women of color native …

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Top 5 Travel Tips During COVID

When in doubt, pay attention to the CDC guidelines, wash/sanitize your hands often and always, always, stay socially distanced.

Quarantine for 14 days before traveling or get tested within 72 hours of traveling (know your status).Stock up on masks, gloves and sanitizing products.As much as possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Even if traveling within the US, give yourself time to get through all airport inspections.If necessary, bring your own pillow and blanket.

Cheers, Be Safe & Enjoy Your Travels From Blistey.

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Give Back, Look Back

AT BLISTEY WE ARE DETERMINED TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AS WE GROW WITH OUR GIVE BACK, LOOK BACK PROGRAM. WE ARE GOING TO DONATE 5% PERCENT OF OUR PROFIT TO THE COMMUNITY. CLICK BELOW IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO BE PART OF OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER.

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Black Lives Matter

George Floyd

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund – https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

General/National

Black Lives Matter – https://blacklivesmatter.com (local chapters available)American Civil Liberties Union – https://www.aclu.org (local chapters available)Southern Poverty Law Center – https://www.splcenter.org/NAACP Legal Defense Fund – https://www.naacpldf.org/Color of Change – https://colorofchange.org/Being Anti-Racist https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/being-antiracistThe Audre Lorde Project – https://alp.org/Equal Justice Initiative – https://eji.org/Showing Up for Racial Justice –  https://showingupforracialjustice.orgCampaign Zero – https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

Bail Out

National Bail Out – http://nationalbailout.org/Freedom Fund – https://www.lgbtqfund.org/Emerge…
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