Nubian Hueman has done it again! With their introduction of the concept of #BlackLoveDC last year, they look to celebrate Valentine's Day along with highlighting and introducing different burgeoning black businesses during Black History month. The event, which took place on Sunday, February 8th, was a brilliant display of artistry and creativity. With a slew of talented guests from all over the east coast, the space became a sensory overload but in a beautiful way.
There were delectable delights made by Soul Cakes By Tanya, a number of jewelry designers from handmade pieces to waist beads, a tea company (Good Thoughts Tea Co.), absolutely amazing scented waxed candles from Wax Candle Co. and even facial-care products all made with hint of honey by BeeLux. The soundtrack for the evening was provided by none other than DJ Underdog of OkayAfrica & Afropunk fame along with live art by Markus Prime, Oluwatoyin Tella and Jamilla Okubo.
In addition to these lovely vendors and artists, there were interactive activities as well. For the men, HOMME, a lifestyle boutique which occupies one of the neighboring galleries to Nubian Hueman, transformed their space into a grooming lounge. Complete with in-chair facials, shape-ups and shoe-shining, the experience felt like a throwback to the gentlemanly ways of yesteryear. In the Black Box Theatre, they welcomed The Date Whisperer, for an informative dating workshop designed to get singles and couples to get to the root of their relationship woes.
After missing the Black Love Experience last year, we had to attend this year and after enjoying the goodies, engaging with the vendors and meeting people, it proved to be yet another event by Nubian Hueman that turned out to be success. With each event we have attended or covered by them since our first visit in February 2014, they seem to outdo themselves consistently. We can't wait to see what they & have in store for the future!