Meet Dee

Meet Dee

I love food! Lets just get that out into the universe. I especially love spicy food and anything with potatoes in it (think loaded fries with hot sauce). Given that I learned to cook from a Ghanaian dad and a Ukrainian mom, my eclectic palate is not surprising. Growing up, I would hear fascinating stories about the countries my parents visited while studying in the Soviet Union. So after spending much of my formative years in Ghana daydreaming about traveling the world, you probably already guessed that I also love to travel.

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dee-573dee-532Fast forward through a move to the United States, two degrees and a new job, I found myself living in Philadelphia with my cat. Don’t judge. Perhaps due to a subliminal need to see the world, I chose a profession that required frequent travel. My job back then meant that in any given week, I could be in four different states. The idea to start a blog came to me while on a plane flying somewhere over the Atlantic. At the time, I found it difficult to keep in touch with people. When you find your life consists mostly of rushing through airports (I cannot be the only person that’s always late) around the country, it is nearly impossible to dedicate enough time to friends, family, significant other and still be a functional human being. It seemed like the perfect idea to keep in touch with everyone at once. Of course, the reality of starting a blog was a little more involved than I anticipated (I don’t like to do a half-assed job). Needless to say, it took a few years to bring my idea to life.

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dee-245The important part  of this story is that here you are reading this post! At the danger of sounding ancient, I will admit that even with 30 years of life, I still find myself learning new things. I truly believe that it is never too late to start anything. As a result, this blog will be a sort of “how-to-guide” on whatever I happen to be learning at the moment. I tend to dive head first into whatever it is I am doing, so you can expect to benefit from my experiences.  To avoid the risk of being all over the place, I divided the blog into three sections: travel, food and life. The first two are self explanatory, the life section will be everything else (think career, fashion, makeup, hair and whatever else is happening in my life 🙂 ).

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And when I’m not editing or writing for the blog, you will find me currently living in New York and working my main hustle managing a global pharmaceutical research trial (a girl’s gotta eat!). I like to think of myself as a bit of a corporate bad-ass and that was the inspiration behind the outfit for this blog post. Unfortunately, most of the items I’m wearing have sold out since these photos were taken. But not to worry, I rounded up some similar items below.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Coat Banana Republic (similar here and chevron pattern here and panelled front here) // Bag Asos (similar here and here) // Ribbed Knit Dress Renee C (similar here and here) // Cobalt Blue Pumps Nine West // Sunglasses Ray Ban //Bracelet custom made by Kua Designs // Sapphire Engagement Ring by Brilliant Earth // Eternity Wedding Band  custom made by LinLynnDesign (similar here)

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PHOTOS BY @lcowart (Lauren Cowart Photo)

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31 Comments

  1. Shirley
    April 28, 2016 / 8:49 PM

    “Corporate bad-ass!!💪🏾 loving it all!😍😍

    • Dinah
      April 29, 2016 / 6:25 PM

      yey!

  2. Ngozi
    April 28, 2016 / 8:26 AM

    I’ve only read one post and I love it! Xx

    • Dinah
      April 28, 2016 / 11:37 AM

      yey! thank you!

  3. Steve Ababio
    April 28, 2016 / 2:39 AM

    Fantastic lift off; I’m so proud of you! *sniff, sniff; *dabs tear from corner of eye…

    • Dinah
      April 28, 2016 / 11:37 AM

      yey! your support means the world.

  4. Naabea
    April 27, 2016 / 2:32 PM

    Awesome read
    Mad writing skills

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 3:41 PM

      thank you so much for reading!

  5. AP
    April 27, 2016 / 2:05 PM

    Congratulations ! Keep up the good work

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 3:43 PM

      thank you! so happy you found the blog!

  6. Debi
    April 27, 2016 / 11:25 AM

    Love this Dinah! Looking forward to reading more.

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 1:23 PM

      Aww thanks! Lots of cool stuff to come

  7. Nicola
    April 27, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    Love

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 1:23 PM

      XOXO!

  8. Lebene
    April 27, 2016 / 10:06 AM

    For those of us who find it difficult to read anything more than a few paragraphs at a time because of many other distractions, blogs r us so please keep it coming. Love the pictures, very refreshing always. Here’s to Dee.Diary 🍸

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 1:24 PM

      Yaaaas! Drink one for me. Definitely grabbing a drink after work today

  9. Melvin
    April 27, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    This is perfect! I think of you and all my students often. Now that I know where you are (or at least where your stuff is) we can force our paths to cross. Great pictures and words.

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 1:25 PM

      Yey! Im so happy you found me! This is exactly what I was hoping for. To keep in touch with everyone at once. Lets face it, “keeping in touch” is like a full time job sometimes. Miss YOU!

  10. Edith
    April 27, 2016 / 8:57 AM

    Super excited going through it… Love it….
    Will be delving head first into this blog… Food 😍😍😍
    Fashion….
    Go girl … Thumbs up Dee

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 9:00 AM

      Aww thank you! Im super excited too!

  11. Div
    April 27, 2016 / 8:17 AM

    This is absolutely great lady. Being in the same field, it’s safe to say, I speak Dee. So kudos to you for being inspired and sharing with the rest of us! I wish you much success, look forward to reading more and hopefully sharing in some of those experiences with ya.

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 9:01 AM

      Thank you Divya! I really cant wait to share all this content. Definitely hard to be creative in our field so I’m happy to have this blog to do just that.

  12. April 27, 2016 / 3:52 AM

    Yaaaayy!!! Congratulations! Already loving the first post! Can’t wait to read the others! So so happy for you! 😄

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 9:53 AM

      XOXO! Wow Naki I am beyond excited for this blog. And really have to say THANK YOU! For helping me come up with the visuals! Thank you for the support!

  13. DM
    April 26, 2016 / 11:29 PM

    Go Dee! I’m so excited to follow the blog. I’m all for the travel and life part not the food. Who am I kidding? I’m here for it all!
    Congrats hun!

    • Dinah
      April 27, 2016 / 12:41 AM

      So exciting! Hope you love all of it

  14. Carol
    April 26, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    I meant food part. See how excited I am

  15. Carol
    April 26, 2016 / 6:02 PM

    Yayyyyy
    I am so proud of you. You did it. And it looks wonderful. Can’t wait to explore it all. These pictures are beautiful.
    Oya oya. Let’s get to the good part. You know I am here for that

    • Dinah
      April 26, 2016 / 6:29 PM

      I love you! I totally knew you meant the food part. Check out the yogurt cake. You should try it and take pics.

  16. Ese
    April 26, 2016 / 5:56 PM

    Ha. First comment on your blog. Well done.

    • Dinah
      April 26, 2016 / 6:28 PM

      Aww thank you! I cant wait to share all the stuff I have been working on

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