This place has been around for over a year now, and I finally went in after my doctor appointment Friday morning for an attempted impromptu songwriting session while waiting for my 12:06 train to NJ. Thank GOD for religious holidays and ENT specialists! Here’s to hoping this monthlong earache hasn’t been misdiagnosed for the THIRD time and the culprit really is my left tonsil.. we’ll see after round two of antibiotics is over. Grace Street is known for its 호떡, hodduk (korean donuts) but I just got an Americano and an almond croissant so I’d feel like I was writing a song at the Chipped Cup which carries the same almond croissants. Unfortunately, even though I pretty much had the cafe alllll to myself, songwriting didn’t happen… either my poor left ear was in too much pain or the god who gave us this day off thought I shouldn’t do any work until sundown. Oh well, it’s a new year — 5775, palindrome year :) — and wedding planning for the upcoming weekend starts now!
10:37 pm • 28 September 2014
Pop-up reading room at Brooklyn Book Festival today:)
9:52 pm • 21 September 2014 • 5 notes
It’s getting cold out. Have some butternut squash soup~
Recipe and photo from notfromconcentrate.net/2012/11/butternut-squash-soup
8:14 pm • 17 September 2014
…And I just cut off a piece of the plant and gave it to my neighbor:) Follow me on Instagram! @26songs
Fasule cutting with dia de los muertos kitty @almag78 @lablueluna #goodneighbors
7:27 pm • 14 September 2014
And with the end of summer comes fall:)
5:58 pm • 14 September 2014
My end of summer summary in photos:
1. foraging in Central Park, elderberries pictured, dinner devoured, nobody poisoned
2. Spotted at the Chipped Cup: Giraffe wants to join the party. And there’s only one book left.. does that mean the rest sold?!
3. Fasule/golden pothos now has 17 leaves, and more importantly is still alive!
4. …it started out as this little cutting in the spring. My baby!
5. This is as close as I’ll ever get to the Ivy League - a nightcap at the Penn Club library bar
6. Start of the school year welcome board for our new toddler friends
7. And they’re already so settled, in the first week of school! … knock wood
8. Bottom of the ninth and Yankees win!
9. birthday macarons, a new tradition:)
5:47 pm • 14 September 2014 • 1 note
The bookstore event was a lot of fun! I got to catch up with some of my buddies from last year’s class, and met some new friends including a child who will be in my class this year:) I hope everyone’s had a great summer! Before you know it we’ll be… Back In School
6:48 pm • 1 September 2014 • 1 note
Thank you for the lovely flowers Mindy, Dov & Jonah! Totally unexpected.
1:22 pm • 30 August 2014 • 2 notes
Madeline is one of my favorite characters of all time, but I never knew her creator Ludwig Bemelmans was such an interesting guy himself! For example, I didn’t know he moved to the U.S. as a last resort after shooting a waiter at his uncle’s restaurant in Austria, and I definitely didn’t grow up knowing the prostitution backstory to Madeline’s Rescue (not included in the kid-friendly audio guide, just on the adult-friendly writing on the wall). No pictures inside the exhibition, so I only got some shots of the cafe and the gift shop that has everything Madeline and more. Anna didn’t want to trek across the park to Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel to see his paintings, so we went to Isabella’s at the end of the block for one of our typical 4-hour lunches instead. Check out the New-York Historical Society for more info to visit the exhibition and/or get a tea party invite!
9:53 am • 27 August 2014
Through a stroke of luck and some awesome people, I got to meet with a publisher yesterday! He had A LOT of advice for me. Long story short, I have to make changes to both book ideas I presented, including making drafts of two different versions of one of the books, then submit and see what happens! Super stoked to not get a flat out “no”. I even left with a goodie bag :D
In other news, look who won play dough and boomwhackers in an education raffle. It’s gonna be a fun year in preschool and music!
AND my fasule or golden pothos (conflicting opinions) is still alive!! Could this be the end of my plant killing days I wonder?
1:27 am • 19 August 2014 • 2 notes