Is

Israel was... a lot. Honestly, a lot more than I expected it to be. I am not sure, how to begin telling its story.

New York Holiday!




Christmas is always relevant, right? xo

"Hi"

I remember this morning so clearly. Waking up to find the hyacinth so brightly bloomed. Literally like she was finally staying hello after being curled up for so long. And I remember holding her so gently away from the window ledge, snapping her picture, and thinking, "how beautiful". How beautiful really, that morning was.

Saudade



What is the difference between letting go and giving up...?



CHRISTMAS WITH YOU


rupi kaur

"It has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. i learned everything is temporary. moments. feelings. people. flowers. i learned love is about giving. everything. and letting it hurt. i learned vulnerability is always the right choice because it is very easy to be cold in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. i learned all things come in twos. life and death. pain and joy. salt and sugar. me and you. it is the balance of the universe. it has been the year of hurting so bad but living so good. making friends out of strangers. making strangers out of friends. learning mint chocolate chip ice cream will fix just about everything. and for the pains it can't there will always be my mother's arms. we must learn to focus on warm energy. always. soak our limbs in it and become better lovers to the world. for if we can't learn to be kind to each other how will we ever learn to be kind to the most desperate parts of ourselves."




Christmas Sorrel!


SWEET POTATO GRATIN + PEAR CLAFOUTIS



We're bringing you holiday cheer xox

Sounding Joy

WHAT a whirlwind this month has been! And for that I am so grateful! I've started a true gratitude post a few times but every time I start and stop and think, but what else...and have to head out the door. But honestly..how cool is that.
This has officially been a year of reunions. Especially....a year of reunion with myself. Sometimes if you forget who you are, you can find it in your friends. And let me tell you, I most definitely remember who I am these days. It's so so good to see you all and hope to keep seeing you in all the years ahead.
All the joy in the world for this holiday season beyond.
I believe this is the anniversary of Distrito Paparacchi!
I so clearly remember the very first time I logged on, sitting on the green velvet couch, winter break, inside from the snow. Wow, has life ever changed. Now I'm in bed :)
Will catch soon! love you guys xx

Queens Eats




Major eats in my neighborhood, Elmhurst, Queens!

Every time

Every single time.

Seems



Washington, DC!


Scuba Diving



Time is moving, seasons are changing.

But internally...are not the leaves still the same?

Golden Hour


...Is really just a few golden minutes. And yet...isn't that how most (golden) things work.

How fun you've been so far, November. So, different. So...How is the year almost over?

What kind of things should we be wishing for - is wishing even fair any more?

Sleeping is better...sleeping is (safe)...let's go back to sleep.

Still

Don't we all dream...
But is it safe too?
I'd like to think so
-closes eyes.