Tag: Florida

Mango Season: Mango Daiquiri Recipe

Greetings from sunny Florida! Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the house and truly enjoying our backyard. My great grandmother (who I never knew) planted several mango trees (in addition to avocado and orange) in the backyard and they have grown to be huge. They also have been bearing a LOT of mangoes in recent years and well, I am mango-d out. We have more mangoes that I know what to do with. So, I’ve been giving some to family and friends and soon I plan on making a few dishes with these mangoes.

I came across The Great Mango Book by Allen Susser and it has plenty of fabulous savory and sweet mango recipes. I’ve tried the shrimp and mango curry recipe, mango cobbler and mango daiquiri recipes. And they have all come out great! So I definitely recommend this book if you have some mangoes. I especially like the mango daiquiri recipe and wanted to share it with you. Check it out below and enjoy mango season!

Mango Daiquiri

Serves 2

1 scoop crushed ice

1/4 large ripe mango, peeled, cut from the pit and diced

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed juice of key lime, or persian lime

1 teaspoon superfine sugar

1/2 cup dark rum

Blend all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve in daiquiri glasses.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Quarantine Life

So I hope this blog post finds you well. In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, we just have to be thankful for the little things. I think that’s what this year is trying to teach us. The project that I mentioned when I went down to Wynwood recently has been delayed due to the pandemic. And a lot of other things are up in the air. But that’s life right now. We can only take it one day at a time. 

Are you registered to vote? If not, you can register here and perhaps we can make some changes in the world. 

I’ve been holed up in West Palm Beach. Was supposed to be in New York today but had to postpone my trip. I’m actually really thankful to be in Florida. The weather has been beautiful. Anyway, have a good weekend and don’t forget to take care of yourself amidst everything going on.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Wynwood Last Week

So I went down south to Wynwood, Miami last week and I’m always in awe of the artwork and creative juices that fly all over the neighborhood. The weather was beautiful although a little hot and although I was working on a project, I got to enjoy the area a bit. I had a fiasco ordering from Coyo Taco and well, they were okay. But I did try food from The Licking which was pretty good soul food- I would recommend. There’s nothing like South Florida in the winter. I must say. It definitely tops New York a hundred times over. Anyway, I can’t wait to share about my project. Stay tuned.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

 

 

Makeb’s Bagel Run

Good morning! I had a taste for a lox bagel with cream cheese, red onions and capers. I got into them while living in Manhattan and found this cute bagel spot Makeb’s bagels downtown. They have all kinds of bagels as you can see, you definitely won’t be disappointed by their selection. One of these days I have to try a different kind than just regular or whole wheat. Anyway, I’m up virtually attending Milan Fashion Week and am excited about the shows today. What’s been your favorite so far?

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

We Are Handsome Cheetah Swimsuit

 

I recently went to the beach in Singer Island, Florida and took some shots on the way to the beach. I just love the sea grape trees that line the beach there, they are so pretty. The way to the beach actually inspired my “Walk To The Beach” painting. Anyway, it’s still hot as hell in Florida and it looks like summer isn’t going anywhere right now. I wore my We Are Handsome Cheetah print swimsuit which I love along with vintage Christian Louboutin heels. Check out more photos below!

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Art Murals in Downtown West Palm Beach

  So I was boppin around downtown West Palm Beach and came across this outdoor lounge area. I’m just in awe of the art murals. They give a space so much dimension. I’m not sure if all of these murals were done by Amanda Valdes but she did do the “Day of the Dead” woman above. One of these days perhaps I will get around to doing an art mural myself. I’m loving them, how about you? 

     

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda Knowles

Captain Frank’s Seafood Market in Boynton

One of the best things about Florida is the fresh seafood. In New York, the good seafood restaurants usually had to outsource their seafood so I really appreciate it here in Florida. Yesterday I stopped by Captain Frank’s Seafood Market in Boynton Beach and was just taken by their decor. Not to mention the fresh fish. I grabbed some lobster cakes, crab cakes, escargot and white fish dip. Had some last night and it was awesome.

Do you like seafood? If so, where do you get it from?

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

DezignNation Struts Miami Drive-In Fashion Show

I recently attended the Struts Miami Fashion Show by DezignNation (founded by Aguy Smith) and was completely blown away by Project Runway finalist Laurence Basse’s designs as well as a few other local designers. I had never been to a ‘drive-in’ fashion show but it was actually kind of convenient because it was cool in Florida that night.

I wore my Catherine Malandrino leather pants (similar below), a Club Monaco sweater and my Steve Madden sneaker heels. The show was in a parking garage and featured designs from House of Roxy B., Over a Trillion Served and more. They also had wine and pies from Pink Pie available at the show as well. 

 

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles

Southern, Sweet Lemonade

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As I take in Beyoncé’s new project Lemonade, I find myself enjoying time in the South as well. South Florida may be tropical but if you really know it, it’s the “dirty South.” Lemonade speaks to me in that it is all about the plight of the black woman working and living in an unjust society. Love, marriage, babies it covers everything about womanhood- especially that of a black woman.

There’s nothing like the South to get you thinking about our nation’s history, the culture and the segregation. Although I’ve been frying conch fritters, I’ve been eating just as many collard greens. And with this new album, I’m just that much more proud to be from the South.

Sincerely,

“Fashionably-Late”

Malinda F. Knowles