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nostalgic for seattle + the longest post ever

nostalgic for seattle + the longest post ever

August 11, 2010 |  Category:   favorite posts life me remembering Seattle & the NW

We’re boarding a plane and heading to Seattle, Olympia and Portland in less than a week. We are really excited about this because It’s been exactly 2 years since our last NW trip and 2 years since we’ve been on an airplane (oh, and what do you mean we have to pay for luggage now? what, what, what??). You know I’m a New York City girl through and through, but lately I’ve been day dreaming about Seattle and getting all kinds of nostalgic. In a lot of ways it’s like going back home, certainly for Mark since that’s where he’s from and where his family lives, but I think it’s partly because moving to the NW was such an important… CONTINUE READING

wigs, father’s day and an old interview

wigs, father’s day and an old interview

June 20, 2010 |  Category:   family favorite posts life nyc remembering

Lorna Simpson, Wigs II, 1996-2006, Waterless lithographs on felt (taken at MoMA) It isn’t any secret that my relationship with my dad hasn’t been easy, but over the years I’ve come to a rather comfortable place, at peace for what it is. It wouldn’t be real if I said thank you dad for being there. So I want to thank him instead for being a great grandfather because that is true and real. I like to think instead about some of the memories I have, the smaller moments that I can think back to fondly. A lot of it revolves around his store. Many of you know that my dad sold wigs in a small, narrow store on East 58th… CONTINUE READING

new york city stories part 1

new york city stories part 1

April 10, 2010 |  Category:   favorite posts life nyc remembering

I had a day off one day last week and spent the day doing what I love, but rarely get to do anymore – walk around the city by myself for hours. No kids, no family, no friends. Maybe it’s because the big birthday is coming up, but I’ve been thinking and reflecting a lot about stuff that I’ve done in my life, the past, the city and other places I’ve lived. It’s really interesting to have this blog document the last 2 years of our lives. Maybe in 10 years if the site is still up or archived somewhere, I’ll laugh, cringe or roll my eyes at some of the stuff I’ve written. The only other time I had… CONTINUE READING

parenting, working, juggling, breathing.

parenting, working, juggling, breathing.

March 11, 2010 |  Category:   family favorite posts life parenting the biz

I’m not sure how we’re getting things done most days. Some things are definitely easier now that the girls are older, but in other ways it’s also harder as they both are commanding our attention in different ways. The older one mopes around the house like a teenager sighing that she’s bored. We realize that we need to schedule more playdates for her, but it’s been hard to commit to plans and host playdates when our schedules are so up in the air. The younger one freaks out every time Mark leaves the apartment, even if it’s just to throw out the garbage, so thinking up alternate forms of childcare other than the few people who she is familiar with… CONTINUE READING

“I’m not a weatherman, I’m a baker”

“I’m not a weatherman, I’m a baker”

October 5, 2009 |  Category:   favorite posts nyc the biz

If you told me that we’d do better at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Fiesta, in the pouring rain, than the Atlantic Antic which had dazzling summer-like weather and about 10-15 times the traffic, I wouldn’t have believed you (actually, our numbers came in the same but the Antic was so much more expensive as a vendor). Know your demographic – and not surprisingly, the more focused foodie demographic, rather than the massive street fair audience, is our demographic. Hard to compete with beer and funnel cakes when you’re at a street fair. People really dig the hot chocolate (It IS REALLY good), but apparently “Earl Grey Hot Chocolate” was confusing. Some people thought it was tea mixed with hot… CONTINUE READING

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