Jae’s Picks

Here’s where I share with you a few people and things that float my boat that I think you might like too.


Old School Music: The Barkays

bar-kays-grown-folksNot so long ago the Bar-Kay’s celebrated their 50th anniversary as a group. These legends have a career total of 29 albums, including 1 platinum album, 5 gold albums, and 20 top ten singles. Their music has been sampled by everyone, from Coolio to Will Smith, to old schoolers like Cameo. The brought us such hits as “Soulfinger,” “Shake Your Rump To The Funk,”  “Move Your Boogie Body,” “Sex-o-Matic,” “Anticipation,”  “Freakshow On The Dance Floor,”  “Hit and Run,” “She talks To Me With Her Body,” The Bar-Kays were recently asked to donate iconic stage garb and musical equipment to the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their latest album “Grown Folks” contains new tunes with that classic Bar-Kays groove. You can cop that or listen to their classics hits. Either way, you can’t go wrong.  Learn more about this legends of R&B Funk at www.thebarkays.com.

New Music: Avery Sunshine

Avery SunshineFor years, Avery Sunshine was regarded as an underground artist but the buzz around her for the past couple of years has been pretty strong. I’m happy to say that mainstream R&B/Soul has embraced her. Her latest song, “Call My Name,” is sexy smooth and expertly conveys the cries of a woman yearning for some attention from her man. I encourage you to check out the single and her latest album on her website www.averysunshine.com.

Fashion: Sugar Plum Consignment

Sugar PlumI may kick myself later for sharing my #1 fashion secret but the way I stay fashionable without breaking the bank is by shopping at thrift stores and consignment store. My favorite place is Sugar Plum Consignments in Memphis, TN. They have great new and gently worn clothes shoes and accessories. I knew I was on to something when my co-worker kept asking me where I was buying my clothes. Also, a great way to save is to take them the clothes you don’t want anymore. That provides you with money to keep your closets stocks. Sugar Plum Consignment update their websites regularly and will ship items. I’m not a big name brand purse person but they carry a lot of those as well. Check out their website and all of their social media pages.

Food or Drink: Guilt Free Pastries

GFPIf you are one of those people who takes eating healthy seriously or perhaps you have special diet such as vegan or gluten-free then Guilt Free Pastries is for you. Their foods are  vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, process sugar free, butter free, soy free, dye free, and dairy free. The picture you see is a custom order for a strawberry cake with strawberry icing. My favorite of their offerings is the chocolate avocado brownies.  Guilt Free Pastries ships anywhere in the US. Check them out at http://www.guiltfreepastries.com/.  

Website: Groupon

GrouponI must say if you are looking for a bargain, Groupon is the place to go. You can find discounted rates on food, gifts, electronics, clothes, vacations and much, much more. I recently got a new laptop and some new boots! If you haven’t checked them out, I suggest you do right away! www.groupon.com

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