Thursday, August 8, 2019

August in New York

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.


  1. I do too! Love the hair, that is! What precious girlies.
    I swear- I have no idea how you have the energy to keep up with all of the comings and goings of family.
    And speaking of- Owen, Gibson and Maggie are here. Gotta go!

  2. I love the hair, as well! What must it be like to have such a glorious mane of hair like that. My genetics did not allow that to happen, more's the pity. Have a great time with the family, it's going to be wonderful.

  3. That photo is amazing as are you all your pens (spell check thought I was going to write penguins!?) hot in the fires all your words burning. Have fun in the City ❤️❤️❤️

  4. I am so jealous of the "freedom hair", I barely have two hairs to rub together, Also the previous post, OH MY!! After reading "The Bluest Eye" I bought so many copies to give to just about everyone! Read Beloved and decided I am not strong enough destroyed me. But her language! delicious. YOU are a blessed woman!

  5. I'm so glad you have a carefree week to enjoy! Love the photo :)

  6. Love that photo! What grand family celebrations you have planned. Enjoy every beautiful moment of it all.

  7. I want to say that I cried thru such a beautiful tribute you wrote for Toni Morrison. You have a gift of words. She would have loved this tribute. I do as well.
    Oh I wish I had your energy, I would have family here with me every week. Enjoy your time with your family and laugh as often as you can.
    Thank you so very much for the comments on my blog. Your words rang true there too. A mothers worry... Have a wonderful day and thank you for all that you do. Beth

  8. That IS a busy time! You're going to love it, though, I'm sure. And yes, what a terrific photo. Freedom hair! I love it, even though I have no hair. :(

    (I have Freedom scalp!)

  9. I love the photos of the girls. Their hair is amazing.

    Have a wonderful, busy weekend:)

  10. Your dog days of August sound fab!