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Senses Lifestyle Magazine: Winter 2013 Issue

3 Feb


Greetings Everyone and Welcome Back! We hope that 2013 has presented you with a fresh start and a clear pathway to making this the best year possible for yourself. Senses Lifestyle Magazine offers you this season with our introductory Winter 2013 issue! This year we have dedicated our purpose to providing you our readers with an expansive outlook on how to further define quality in your lifestyle as well as an inside look on some of the best intellectual, creative, and talented entrepreneurs, music artists, and world changers out in the world today. We want you to help us make this vision of success tailor-made to meet your every need! We hope you enjoy this season’s issue.

“Senses Lifestyle…a lifestyle that will give you an excuse to be perfect.”

Joshua Thompson


Khorry Lewis

Director & Publicist

Table of Contents:

Taste: First Date Impressions, The Cocktail Tells All

Touch: Is Being Single The New Norm

Sight: The Fashionista: From Fashion To Functional

Hear: Vinyl Junkie: The Addiction of Vintage Sound

Smell: Top 5 Best Smelling Cigars


SENSES Lifestyle Magazine: November 2012 Issue

2 Nov

Ladies & Gentlemen! SENSES Lifestyle Magazine is proud to present for your viewing pleasure another tasteful and engaging edition for the month of November. As we transition into the festive holiday season for Thanksgiving you’ll find in this issue that the familiar sense of TASTE is most certainly the forerunner this month. Take a look at “Pleasant Face With An Amazing Taste, ” our writer Taelor Cage offers insightful and useful information for shoppers looking to accentuate their holiday feasts with wine that is not only appeasing, but economically friendly as well. Just read our spotlight article for the 6th Sense of Quality on BkHrt Affair Catering and their variety of innovative dishes for their ideal Thanksgiving, the pictures alone will make you wish you had a fork and knive next to you. You’ll find not only the theme of culinary delights present in this issue, but our writers have also provided stylish and intellectual food for thought. Danielle White communicates a pathway through “Cuffing Season 101” for the season that produces a myriad of intimate relationships. Khorry Lewis; Senses Lifestyle Director, offers his review on the highly-anticipated album good kid, m.A.A.d city from LA Hip-Hop artist, Kendrick Lamar, so if you’re a K-Dot fan you definitely want to take a look and offer your feedback on this great production. For those of you planning your end of the year vacation plans, our newest addition to the Writing Staff this month, Lanre Akinsiku offers his perspective of the mindset of the everyday traveler in “Passport: Memoirs Of A Traveling Man”. Be sure to view our bonus content featuring the powerhouse clothing line Royal Dynamite, our experience with author of WTF Moment, Bolaji Qudus, and the executive review of the official sponsor of the Gentlemen Republic 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball this October, Courvoisier Gold. This issue not only represents the culmination and relevance of quality taste in food and libations, but the reverence for this special time of year where the rewards of just living and enjoying it mean the most.

– Joshua Thompson, Editor-In-Chief

– Khorry Lewis, Director

“SENSES Lifestyle…a lifestyle that will give you an excuse to be perfect.”


A Quality Moment With The Editor

TASTE: Pleasant Face With An Amazing Taste

TOUCH: Cuffing Season 101

SIGHT: Top 10 Stylish Professional Athletes

HEAR: Kendrick Lamar Album Review: good kid, m.A.A.d city

SMELL: The Power Of The Scented Wax

Tips From A Gentleman: 1st Date Rules

PASSPORT: Memoirs Of A Traveling Man

6th Sense Of Quality: BlkHrt Affair Catering


The 3rd Annual Gentlemen Republic Masquerade Ball Highlights!



An Evening With Bolaji Qudus

2 Nov

An Evening With Bolaji Qudus

This past month, myself and a couple of members of the writing staff had the pleasure of hosting a private, and intimate event at the Delfina Citta Restuarant in Beverly Hills, CA for author Bolaji Tijani-Qudus along with our good friend Miss Dunnie O and Ethno Nightlife. Bolaji Tijani-Qudus  hails from the San Francisco Bay area, California and has just released his first new riveting and dramatic novel entitled WTF Moment. On its face the average reader would anticipate that the expressive title means exactly what it says, but in fact according to the Bay area novelist, there is an underlying meaning that can only be found in the pages of the text. This intellectual read delves into the arena of relationships, love, and sex and wraps it arond the male perspective. Touching on heavy and explicit issues such as divorce and infidelity, Bolaji’s book is definitely only for the emotionally mature and open-minded reader. In addition to this, the author has also put his new publication into audio format for readers to  audibly feel and engage themselves in the stories within the pages. We were privileged enough to get an exclusive listen to several audio segments and express our thoughts on what we had heard. Bolaji Qudus also anticipates releasing a series of cinematic episodes for WTF Moment throughout the social media circuit. As a collector of great literature this is one novel I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this Winter. Be on the lookout for an official editorial review of WTF Moment in our December issue this year!

— Joshua Thompson, Editor-In-Chief

Here’s A Few Pictures From The Event!

Media Coverage By Ethno Nightlife

About the Novel:

Devin Lewis is trying to piece his life together as he reels from a recent separation that is inevitably headed for divorce. As Devin tries to sort his life out, he helps his close buddies work through their own equally tricky situations—Brandon finds out that his wife of fifteen years has been dabbling on the side with another woman, and Chris’s picture-perfect marriage and faith is tested. The only thing certain is their friendship as the men navigate through a mirage of dating disasters, steamy encounters, comedic interludes, and serious conversations.

Despite his good looks and charm, Devin realizes that starting over isn’t as easy as he thought it would be. Then, when it seems as though love isn’t in the cards for Devin, he finds companionship and uncanny chemistry in the least likely of places. At last, Devin’s new acquaintance may just bring him the peace of mind he’s been longing for, or perhaps he is headed for another disappointment…

WTF Moment takes you through the mind of today’s men as they spill their thoughts and perspectives on sex, love and relationships.

To Find More Info On WTF Moment & How To Purchase The Book Visit:

Follow author Bolaji Qudus on Twitter @Bolajiqudud

SENSES Lifestyle Salutes Yolanda Anderson & The 2012 3rd Annual She Cares Foundation Charity Basketball Game

19 Aug

SENSES Lifestyle Magazine is proud to support the She Cares Foundation and Founder Yolanda Anderson as they prepare to host the 2012 3rd Annual She Cares Celebrity Basketball Game on August 25th, 2012 at the Edward E. Roybal Learning Center home of the Titans and the Los Angeles Lakers summer camp in Los Angeles, CA.  This philanthropic event has been established by the She Cares Foundation to further its mission to honor and raise awareness about the impact, importance, and power of single mothers in the entertainment industry, our communities and in our lives.

This year will feature guest appearances from a myriad of celebrities, entertainment figures, and professional athletes including: Rob Kardashian (Keeping Up With The Kardashians), Vanessa Simmons (Dysfunctional Friends), Faizon Love (Couple’s Retreat), Kym Whitley (Friday After Next), Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails), Ricky Anderson (Music Executive), Kareem Rush (NBA Player), Brandon Rush (Golden State Warriors), Romeo Miller (Music Artist), Teyana Taylor (Madea’s Big Happy Family), Audio Push (Music Group), Lil Mama (America’s Best Dance Crew), and the list does not stop there!

This event is said to be arguably one of the most anticipated basketball events of 2012! Due to previous successful season’s of production this unmatched fan-favorite has brought the foundation much recognition and support toward its cause. This year’s theme focuses on encouraging everyone to understand one simple phrase, “the champion starts within”. The 2012 experience is supported by the Magic Johnson Foundation. The highly pressed red carpet will proceed starting at 3:00 p.m and the Celebrity Basketball Game will commence at 6:00 p.m. Many great pro athletes and celebrities will take center court to play, coach, host, perform, and MC for this great cause. Both athletes and entertainers will bravely rise to the challenge to see who will become She Cares 2012 Celebrity Basketball Champions.

SENSES Lifestyle Magazine is especially proud to support the She Cares Foundation and all of the strides it has made to ensure that our strong and independent single mothers have opportunities and clear pathways to be successful and self-sufficient despite their everyday struggles.  All of the proceeds for the celebrity basketball game will benefit the 2012 (Can We Give” Drive.  The drive has allowed the organization to help civilian single mothers and military single mothers from all over and give them a holiday season they can be most proud of.

Tickets for the game are available at For more information, visit or email .