Lifecycle of my NYC thriftshop coat


I bought this coat 5 years ago from a thrift shop in NYC. It was a vintage LL Bean jacket. It was worn out and pilly, at the same time it just had that perfect look that worked really will with other aspects of my outfit that tended to be more sharp. It had a belt and loop so putting it on and off took me more time.

I wore it everywhere, all over the world. Then last year I was rushing to a flight from San Francisco to Warsaw and I left it in the security line. I tried for months submitting requests to lost properly but I never found it again 😞

I had a good run with it. I hope someone else found it and is enjoying it.

Game of Drones
Outside New York Public Library

Tribute in Light


I was taking the ferry from Staten Island to Manhattan last night and happened to see these giant towering lights on the skyline. I took as many pictures as I could. Surprised how sharp it turned out given this was all handheld on a rocking boat. What a beautiful way to honor the victims of 9/11 🕊

The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light to represent the Twin Towers in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It is produced annually by the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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A night in a Brooklyn warehouse via Airbnb


Airbnb opens up so many unique options to find a place to live in a new place that it’s really hard to ever consider staying in a hotel again. Case in point this awesome warehouse loft that I spent the night in when I was in NY last week. I was in Boston for work and decided I really wanted to get my NY fix – even if for a day. On my way over in the bus, I checked Hotel Tonight and found some nice hotels in Manhattan ranging from $225 – $400. Then I checked Priceline and Kayak and saw similar options. I could’ve bid and maybe got something for around $150. But none of the options sounded appealing. So I looked up Airbnb. I also decided I wanted to spend my night in Brooklyn because that would force me to go there – otherwise I never end up making my way over. I reviewed some listings but the one that I found intriguing was this warehouse loft.