By Caitlin Kelly
(all photos mine)
Lilacs in bloom
Looking at gorgeous (affordable!) fabric and planning projects; available for sale here.
Starting Saturday mornings with reggae on WKCR, the radio station of Columbia University
Doing developpes to B.B. King live at St. Quentin my Monday morning jazz dance class
Scoring a $41 fifth-row orchestra seat for “Once”, a Broadway musical nominated for eight Tony awards (value $100+)
The tree-shaded path beside the reservoir, a five-minute drive from our home in suburban New York
This delicious macaron — named Ispahan, rose-flavored! — at Bosie’s Tea Parlor in the West Village
Manhattan’s many subway buskers, like this literal one-man-band playing in the 42d Street station
My Moomin mug (anything Moomin!)
The visible history found in Manhattan, like this cast-iron building on Prince Street in Soho
Found art, like the graphic design of this weathered metal piece also on Prince Street
Driving on the FDR — the highway on the East River of Manhattan — with tugs, barges and FDNY fireboats spouting fountains beside me
A steaming pot of fragrant tea, sipped slowly from a bone china tea cup
A Bloody Mary and the cheese and Ritz crackers at Sardi’s sitting at the bar with my husband on a Sunday afternoon
Making a great Sunday lunch for dear friends
Finding bits of eccentricity where you least expect them, like this tableau in a Soho clothing store
The comfort of small, well-loved portable pals
Patina…on just about any surface
Early stained glass — this, from a Philadelphia church
Heading north/home to Canada — family, friends and vacation. Yay!
And you, my dears?