All in Black Owned

Panafrolink London - August 2019

When a friend sent me a whatsapp that basically said. ‘Do you want to come to an networking event’. The answer was a straight yes. This friend doesn’t mess about. Without even seeing the link, I knew it was going to be something good, but when I got there. Hot dayum!

August Tip List

Rather than wait to review each product or method, I thought I’d start sharing the things I’ve got my eye on. So each month I’ll post a list of businesses, methods, and plans that I’m wanting to try out and Tip The Scales with. I hereby bring you the very first Tip List

Pop-Up Africa May Bank Holiday

I tend to find myself at this event every year – whether planned or not. I’ve stumbled across it after lunch with friends, raced there last minute after seeing things popping on insta, or like this year used it as a reason to venture out after a long weekend of homely solitude.

Buy Black London

If you’re not aware - one of my main aims of this little ole blog is to support Black British owned businesses. So when I saw Buy Black London pop up on on my Instagram I knew I was going. This pop-up gives black owned business the chance to show off their brands and encourages the community to get out, show up and support with their coins.

Ilé La Wà

Ilé La Wà is Yoruba for We Are Home and perfectly describes the homely, welcoming vibe of this East London pop-up shop. Run by the a talented duo - Dorcas Magbadelo of Dorcas Creates and  Chanelle Joseph of Studio Nelle - this shop was set up to celebrate, promote and sell the work of Black British creators.

Merky Books Launch

Stormzy needs no introduction and frankly, if he did I wouldn’t be that qualified. I’m not the biggest fan of The Grime scene and I haven’t followed his career but some of his songs have certainly touched with me

Natural Nails

I came across Y.Wait on the UK Black Owned Businesses directory within the first few minutes of my search. As I scoped out the website I discovered that the salon was located in Walthamstow - a 15 min bus ride away and specialised in natural nails only (no extensions or acrylics) so I had to check it out.