Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Family Ties

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Recently I loaded up my SUV with my sister’s two children, wife, golf club set, roller-blades, and several pieces of luggage. After everyone got comfortable, the journey to North Carolina’s Outer Banks began. [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Look

Do you love this or nah?

Do you love this for the “groom” in your life or nah?

Mars thinks  I’m going to start by making it clear, I WANT THIS SUIT. [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Look

Thumbs up or NAH for a groom?

Thumbs up or NAH for a groom?

Mars thinks – Here is a secret – I have a thing for linen suits. This news should shock many, primarily because I rarely wear linen. [Read more…]

MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BRIDAL SHOWER/BRUNCH LOOK

Rashida Jones at the Cancer Research luncheon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills

Actress Rashida Jones in Michael Kors at a Cancer Research luncheon at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills

Mars thinksThis works for “dress down Fridays” when you know the office is empty because of a holiday weekend. Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh, but this look does nothing for me. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday: Cousin Mars Presents A Father’s Day (Month) Special

A young Kathryn in daddy's hands

A young Kathryn in daddy’s hands

As a kid, every Wednesday daddy and I had a tradition. We listened to Frank Sinatra and sipped cherry slurpies while cruising down the highway. Windows down and not a care in the world. My father has and will forever be my first love. The role my father played in my life helped to shape me as a wife. [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Look

Terrence Howard on Black Bridal Bliss

Terrence Howard on Black Bridal Bliss

Mars thinks – Blue has become my favorite suit color. There are several shades of blue that fall under this “favorite” umbrella. [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Look

50 Cent @ 2015 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

50 Cent @ 2015 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Mars thinks – Being from Queens, NY is enough to give Mr. Jackson cool points, right? Perhaps I’m biased.
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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BRIDE’S/BRIDEMAID LOOK

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards

Model Chrissy Teigen struts on the 2015 CFDA red carpet in a Solace London gown

Mars thinks – Venus and I don’t share the same opinion on today’s dress. [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – I Got Your Back

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I think we have all heard the term “I Got Your Back.” I know it isn’t grammatically correct, but let’s ignore that for now. Growing up with siblings and/or other close relatives is what allows most kids the first opportunity to use this expression. As we grow older our circle begins to include friends. If you’re anything like me, you have many stories of how you’ve proven this mantra. Perhaps even better stories regarding how it was proven to you by others. I’d share a few, but the statute of limitations in New York and the District of Columbia are a bit fuzzy in some cases. [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Engagement Rehearsal Dinner Look

Stephen-Curry

 Mars thinks – First, I would like to congratulate Mr. Curry and the Golden State Warriors for winning the Western Conference Finals last night and securing a trip to the NBA Finals.  [Read more…]

Cousin Mars Presents: A Mother’s Day (month) Special (Part III)

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Did you forget that Marriage Matters Mondays has been replaced with a Cousin Mars special series: I Love My Wife Even More, Because of the Mother She Is during May? Of course you didn’t. Our third husband to participate, Donald (currently residing in TX) is a proud father of two and has been married for 10 years. I’m sure you’ll enjoy what he shared below. [Read more…]

Bridal News You Can Use

Yandy Smith shoots under water with friends for bachelorette weekend in Miami.

Yandy Smith shoots under water with friends for bachelorette weekend in Miami.

Love and Hip-Hop’s Yandy Smith celebrates bachelorette weekend. Checkout how this supermom celebrated with her children here [Read more…]

Mars VS Venus Critique of a Groom’s Look

Groom Inspiration on Mars VS Venus

Groom Inspiration on Mars VS Venus

Mars thinks – Nice suit. One could definitely get many wears – random Tuesday, nephew’s graduation, date night, and of course the day one trades in freedom for a lifetime of Honey Do lists.  [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Critique of a Bride’s Shower/Brunch Look

Kerry Washington attends Scandal event in Los Angeles

Kerry Washington attends Scandal event in Los Angeles

Mars thinks – This dress is nice. Kerry looks stunning. I don’t have much more to add. [Read more…]

Bridal News You Can Use

Consider a personalized aisle runner for your big day

Consider a personalized aisle runner for your big day

Six things you didn’t know could be personalized for your wedding. Check them out here

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Ross Oscar Knight’s In His Moment

In his new book, famed photographer Ross Oscar Knight uncovers what's going through a groom's mind before he says "I Do".

In his new book, famed photographer Ross Oscar Knight uncovers what’s going through a groom’s mind before he says “I Do”.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Oscar Knight (photographer, author, speaker and philanthropist) and we discussed his newly released book, In His Moment. Here’s what he shared: [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Anika - Mars vs. Venus

Empire’s Anika – Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – The stylists on Empire did their thang during this first season. As someone close to me would say, Anika always looks fierce!  [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Cookie Lyon - Mars vs. Venus

Empire’s Cookie Lyon – Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – DISCLAIMER – There aren’t many (possibly any) outfits that I wouldn’t enjoy viewing Taraji wear.  [Read more…]

Mars vs. Venus – Critique of a Bride’s Rehearsal Dinner look

Angela Simmons wearing a Vivienne Tam dress

Cousin Mars thinks – Looking at this dress confuses me. [Read more…]

Mars vs Venus – Critique of a Groom’s Bachelor Party Look

Michael B. Jordan on Mars vs. Venus

Actor Michael B. Jordan

Cousin Mars thinks – He’s linked to The Wire – do you really expect me to say anything negative? [Read more…]

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