Archive for the ‘joie de vivre’ Category

~tasty dumpling~

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Cookie monster. Spying on Carol Walsh, proprietor of Native Leather in the village since 1968 (a lost lease in 2017 meant a move from Bleecker to 46 Carmine Street). This week, she made my third belt in 20 years (still have the other two), and invented a gorgeous green stain to do so. Goddess! Tasty […]

~gothically grand~

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

The atelier of Margaret Braun: artist pictured above, art-inspired smooch stolen below. A couple views from favorite zinc bar of Cafe Luxembourg. 34th Street drizzly fog. Satanic messenger bag spotted at the Frankenstein show at the Morgan Library. Detail of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare. Smaller than I’d imagined it, but gothically grand. A lock once […]

~front row infidels~

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Belated 10th wedding anniversary celebration at Frank, where we went on our second date, 18 years ago. Getting sentimental (and tiramisu) in NYC. Sunrise on Empire State. Another familiar window. The great jelly doughnut massacre. In Berlin these (berliner, or pfannkuchen) are eaten especially around the new year holiday. Or that was Alfonso’s rationale for […]

~cape cod~

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

As we count the hours until our first house is finally bought, we say goodbye to that chapter, hello…?

~house of mirth~

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

After a lovely lecture, our friend graciously inscribed his book, as just beyond, in Lady Wharton’s garden… the Queen Anne’s Lace blossomed, the jewel beetles got it on (dig that extended leg), and other creatures got up to no good whatsoever…

~laguna views~

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

July 4th dinner discussion regarding the earth’s inevitable demise by way of sun explosion (if we’re lucky), was followed by an apocalyptic preview with ring-side seats. Days of sand and surf followed.

~11383~

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Generally Sunday is set aside for Church of Coltrane in our house, but this won’t wait. The first track from the soon-to-be-released “Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album“

~beltane blossoms~

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Central Park, mad with spring.

~muddy knees~

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

& seed loot.

~fools of april~

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

24 hours in NYC: a friend’s 50th, another’s housewarming, and Easter/Passover walk in Central Park post Zabar’s matzo ball soup.

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