Welcome to the first installment of The Vyne’s: Must Do List! Ten fun and fabulous must do’s to add to your list!
1. Must see this weekend: Good Hair – Chris Rock
2. Must buy – Favorite under $100 jeans: Gap Sexy Boot cut
3. Must download (iphone users): Gilt Groupe app (Not a member? Click here for your invitation)
4. Must make this weekend: Captivate Cooking
5. Must pamper yourself: Spa Week 10/12-18
6. Must gadget: The Flip
7. Must re-read: The Secret
8. Must listen to: “I didn’t know my own strength” – Whitney Houston
9. Must get active: Zumba class
10: Must give back: Susan G. Komen for the cure
By Keesha Boyd
This past weekend, while hanging out with a good girlfriend in Chicago, I had the opportunity to finally listen to the new Whitney album, “I Look To You”. Being the recessionista that I am, I wanted to make sure I heard it before purchasing…just in case. And I have to say, it didn’t disappoint!! I for one, love a good comeback story. So here are a few interpretations of my favorite tracks on the album:
Track 1: Million Dollar Bill – Upbeat 70’s kind of vibe. A good “girlfriends dancing in the living room with a glass of wine” song — a la Waiting to Exhale, Two Can Play That Game, etc.
Track 3: Call You Tonight – Mid tempo and melodic. A “when we first met” type of vibe.
Track 4: I Look to You – Spiritually inspirational.
Track 5: Like I Never Left – Fun, “sing-able” song that you could dedicate to the one you want back in your life.
Track 6: A Song For You – A beautiful cover of the Donny Hathaway classic.
Track 7: I Didn’t Know My Own Strength – Breakout your tissues! Definitely an “I made it through some rough times” type of song. You’ll cry even if you haven’t!
Track 8: Worth It – A sweet lover’s song.
Track 10: I Got You – For the “Mr. Big” in your life (a la Sex In The City)
June is Black Music Month! To celebrate, we are featuring many of our favorite music throughout the month. To kick it off, here’s a Whitney Houston throwback with her first television performance on the Merv Griffin Show. One of the best voices of this era, period.