It’s a dark and gloomy…and chilly day in Baltimore City. I woke up this morning feeling exhausted and I just needed something to mellow my mood. I needed something jazzy and soulful, but also entrancing. So I usually just turn on my Clara Hill Pandora station and mellow out to some electro jazz. So as always I set up shop to tackle some deadlines and write some fiction with a steamy hot tea and decided to listen to Ivana Santilli a Canadian singer in the genre of electronica, dance, jazz and soul music.

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I woke up this morning feeling really mellow. I haven’t been getting much sleep this weekend, but I didn’t want up sluggish or cranky I just….was. Like a calm mellow and I needed something that would maintain that calm, deep mellow and I thought this song by SOHN was a perfect fit to start my day. As you know I’ve been swamped with three huge projects this month. My goal was to tie up those loose ends before the start of the new year and I can proudly say that I have two projects down and one more to go. So today I need all the coffee I can get and the mellow energy to keep me sane. Happy Monday to you!


I love the 80’s undertones and deep house in this song.  

This holiday break, I decided to put down the laptop. I spend a good 80 percent on my day on the Interwebs searching for my next lead, pitch ideas and producing content for either Saint Heron, Madame Noire or on here for all you lovely readers and supporters, but I decided to go without for the weekend and I woke up this morning feeling extremely rested. It was a quiet morning and I felt really mellow. 

Over the weekend, I had a load of songs I wanted to post for my BeatHead Babe Mondays, but when I woke this morning “Rush” by UK babe Rose Gabor came to mind and it was perfect. The song talks about new love or the curiosity of exploring what could lead to new love and I’m in this season where I’ve been attracting a lot of unusuals. Men, that on the surface I probably wouldn’t notice, but the cupid Gods have been in my favor lately and I’ve been meeting some quality guys who actually are interested in dating and knowing Dej below the surface. So in addition to the smooth vibes of the song, it tells a sultry and sexy story of navigating love/lust/curiosity.

May your Monday be as mellow as mine and for those of you chasing deadlines, don’t let them kill you!