It's a busy social season at our house. My cousin Nicky arrived from Trinidad at seven this morning, my niece Leisa arrives from Dallas at ten tomorrow morning, and my other niece and goddaughter Dani, who lives here now, is in the mix too.
Then on Saturday, my daughter's boyfriend's family comes into town for the weekend, and though they're not staying with us this time, the entire group will go out for dinner on Saturday evening to celebrate his sister's birthday.
Next Wednesday, my cousin Laurie, Dani's mom and Nicky's sister, and her other daughter Lexi, will also be in town, and we have all sorts of shenanigans planned for then, too.
Never mind trying to keep track of who's connected to whom. Suffice it to say that none of these people cause me an iota of anxiety, and that, combined with the fact that the proposal is out of my hands and making the rounds, and the magazine is on the light end of the edit cycle, makes this a carefree time to lime around town.
That fun can be anything from the diner pancake breakfast we had this morning, to a walk along the High Line, to sunsets viewed from a rooftop bar in Soho. I hear there's also a Rockaway beach outing planned plus the trying on of wedding reception outfits.
I aim to kick back and just enjoy my family this week. The working life will reclaim all of us soon enough. As for the picture, I saw it on insta and thought the girls adorable. It's from a photo shoot on a Harlem stoop for a children's shoe store. Love that freedom hair.