A few years ago, Fred Deegbe was working as a banker - a profession that left him somewhat unsatisfied with the lack of impact he was having in the world. After buying a pair of Oxford wingtips at a store to impress a friend, Deegbe began to wonder if such high quality luxury shoes could indeed be manufactured in Ghana.
Despite the negative feedback he received from those who believed that such shoes couldn’t be made in Ghana, Deegbe wasn’t dissuaded from his idea of starting a shoe company in Accra. With no knowledge of the shoemaking industry, and armed only with passion and his gut feeling, Deegbe teamed up with friend Vijay Manu (pictured right) to start their luxury shoe and accessories company ‘Heel the World’, based in Accra.
Although the shoes are all handmade in Ghana, the goods used to make them are imported from places like the United States and Italy putting the price range of the shoes between $200-$400. This is Deegbe’s greatest challenge: proving that the shoes are worth the money they command.
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Advice from the 6 bus
Scenes of Brazilian-born Ivorian designer’s life chronicled through her instagram page are sure to fill you with copious amounts of envy.
we went to the same college and she was in my drawing class. i remember she drew a stunning portrait of her family back in the ivory coast from memory, no references.
Tell her I said hi
FOODS THAT IMPROVE YOUR VAGINAL TASTE
Every lady has thought about it. As has every person who has gone down on a woman. Open communication can be awkward especially when talking about how someone is down there. This article is to let you know of at least 5 foods and drinks to improve your vaginal taste.
Diet, fluid intake and the natural balance of chemicals affect fluids of the vagina. The vagina is generally acidic with a pH of around 3.8 to 4.5. To describe this in general food terms imagine the flavors of a tangy lemon and a good red wine. What food you eat and where you are on the menstrual cycle do influence flavor factors. So take control of that and you will see how much more fun things will become in the bedroom.
The number one rule is to always drink a lot of water. Water flushes down the system as a whole and filters chemicals out of the body. If you drink more water, the acidity of your vaginal fluids will go down. It will hydrate you thoroughly. The results will be sweet. Literally. Always remember to drink water throughout the day. No coffee or tea because caffeine has been known to be unpleasant.
Rule number two is to eat a lot of fruits. Fruits are generally good for you and really good for making you sweeter. Next time you go grocery shopping make sure you stock up on strawberries, kiwi, grapes and apples. Strawberries and kiwis have been known to produce positive results. Feel free to try it out but do remember that eating more sugary products will not make things as sweet as sugar down there. Fruits do the magic - sugar doesn’t.
At number three, pineapple juice is a chartbuster. Studies show that those who drank a lot of pineapple juice actually tasted sweet and fruity. Not to mention, more fluid intake means you will get wetter and faster. No pina coladas though - dairy products, liquor and beer are known to cause strange flavors.
At number four, honey does just as it sounds. Honey has the goodness of centuries in it, not to mention the sweetness it can bring. The more honey you have, the sweeter you will be. Add some honey to drinking water. Or even drizzle some on those fruits and get double the results.
Number five is a miracle called cranberry juice. Cranberry juice has been known to improve not just the flavor but also the scent of your discharge. Cranberry juice works to keep bad bacteria away from the urinary tract system and drastically improves even the smell of urine. Drink as little as a glass a day and you will notice the changes. If you can handle the 100% pure cranberry juice (the organic kind in the glass bottles) go for it- add a splash to regular or soda water.
Any meat and fish will make you taste bitter. Asparagus, broccoli, onions and garlic are known to produce foul smells and taste so try to avoid these foods if you are planning on getting some oral action. Experiments show that smoking cigarettes can also be bad in this case, as well as certain medication.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of your own body. There is nothing weird or strange about tasting your own bodily fluids to see what you are like, and how these foods can affect or change your taste. In fact, it promotes healthy body awareness, self-love, and healthy eating. It’s a fun idea to try. Bonus- more oral sex for you, and you taste great!
So, eat your heart out. ;)
Bae when we testing this theory ???!!!
Chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry's latest cookbook 'Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean and Southern Flavors Remixed' is scheduled for release on April 8, 2014. In this groundbreaking cookbook Terry draws from African, Caribbean, and Southern food to create over 100 enticing vegan dishes. You can pre-order 'Afro-Vegan' via Amazon, iBooks, Google Books, IndieBound and Barnes & Noble.
The national book launch party will take place in Oakland, CA at SoleSpace on April 9, 2014, but you can also check Terry as he tours throughout the US (and a few venues in the Caribbean) in support of the new book.
"Rising star chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African American cooking. In this landmark cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create exciting and approachable recipes such as Jamaican Patties Stuffed with Maque Choux, Berebere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders, Crispy Teff-Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts, and Groundnut Stew with Winter Vegetables and Cornmeal Dumplings. He also explores key African ingredients that are popular in Caribbean and Southern dishes—like okra—tracing their history and giving them cultural context. Afro-Vegan will delight Bryant Terry fans; vegetarians and vegans looking for exciting new recipes; cooks interested in African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern cuisine; and health- and eco-conscious eaters."
I love Bryant Terry’s books. When I became vegan his recipes were a huge help.