Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies

Alyssa Manners Fall Winter Reading List

I’m sure by now you’ve read or at least glimpsed at my About Me section, so you have an idea of who I am and my background. I have a joint degree in English and Journalism, so clearly my love for writing knows no limits. But I am also very passionate about reading. Sometimes (often times), television shows are simply not enough. Not enough substance, not enough depth, not enriching whatsoever. And where reruns of Sex And The City or Mad Men fail me (it’s rare), a book will forever find success.  Continue reading “Peacock Finds: Fall And Winter 2013 Book Reads- Biographies”

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Peacock On The Go: Alejandra G & Amara Shoe Week “A Night In Marrakech” Runway Show

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Considering this incredibly annoying cold that has taken over my life and wreaked havoc on Fashion Week, Tuesday night I rose to the occasion for the Alejandra G Shoes and Amara Swim “A Night In Marrakech” runway show at Falucka Lounge courtesy of Shoe Week and Smirnoff Sherbet Light. Continue reading “Peacock On The Go: Alejandra G & Amara Shoe Week “A Night In Marrakech” Runway Show”

Peacock On The Go: The 2013 Do-Over At Beekman Beer Garden

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It’s been a looooong time since I did a Peacock On The Go, partly because I am so in the moment, I forget to take obligatory, “I was here” photos. Partly because I always leave my child aka my camera at home.

Whatever the case, I am committed to doing better.  Continue reading “Peacock On The Go: The 2013 Do-Over At Beekman Beer Garden”

20k Views!!!!! A Special Thank You From Alyssa And Peacock Under Pressure

This month has marked a monumental moment in time for me. It has been nine months since I started my website, and a lot of things can happen in such a brief moment in time. In a lot of ways, this is my child. Nine months ago I became metaphorically impregnated with the thought for this site. Nine months ago, I got up the courage … Continue reading 20k Views!!!!! A Special Thank You From Alyssa And Peacock Under Pressure

Peacock On The Go: The “Born Sinner” Listening Experience: NYC

Last week, J. Cole had an unprecedented press play event in eight cities across the country (plus Toronto) to premiere his new album, Born Sinner.  While I have been blasting the new album like I am listening to Hip Hop for the first time, I was unable to attend the event. However, one of my brothers in life, Lamar Carter, was on the scene. Read along … Continue reading Peacock On The Go: The “Born Sinner” Listening Experience: NYC

To Trend Or Not To Trend? Box Braids & Yarn Wraps

As you know, I am on a quest of hair growth discovery. After wearing my hair chic, sleek and short, I am ready to dive back into long hair, but actually take care of it this time. Au revoir, mon cherie short hair. I am woman enough to admit that the struggle is real. I want to do something different to it, and the monotony of … Continue reading To Trend Or Not To Trend? Box Braids & Yarn Wraps

Weekend Wrapup: Twenty-Five And Fine!!!

This weekend, I hosted one of  many events to come in celebration of my 25th Birthday!!!!! I am celebrating the entire year, so be forewarned. Overflowing wine, delicious food and sentimental chatter set the mood at the exquisite La Campagna Ristorante in Morristown. If you’re ever in Jersey, I insist you visit. They definitely know how to set the right ambiance, and the food is … Continue reading Weekend Wrapup: Twenty-Five And Fine!!!

Weekend Wrapup: Grinding Season x The Gift Of Giving [To Yourself]

Happy Hump Day!!! I hope you all are having a great week thus far. If not, only two days until the weekend. This Saturday, I had the gracious opportunity to be invited to “Grinding Season,” a networking session held in West Orange, NJ curated by fellow In The Circle castmate, Latoya Fraz. The newly erected  event  introduces musicians, directors, photographers, designers, and, well, bloggers, to … Continue reading Weekend Wrapup: Grinding Season x The Gift Of Giving [To Yourself]

Video: Scissor Sisters, “Let’s Have A Kiki”

T.G.I.F.!!!! It’s been a crazy week, but “Let’s Have A Kiki” this weekend!!! How did I miss this song this summer?! I needed this during my many midnight journeys into the intoxicated underworld!!! But now that I have it, I’m never letting it go!!! Thank you Scissor Sisters!!! See you Monday!!! Be Extraorindary- Alyssa Peacock Continue reading Video: Scissor Sisters, “Let’s Have A Kiki”