I believe that it’s best to live with the intention to learn each day and hope to be admired by strangers for the chance to make them smile.
Sincerity and integrity never go out of style.
I am as comfortable in black tie and a pretty dress as I am to get dirt under my nails and sand between my toes. You can take me home and leave me alone with your mother; just as long as she doesn't know all my secrets and indulgences, nor yours.
Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to sit still and be quiet. I am looking for someone to do exactly that and more.
Art: Serra. Gaudi. fingerpainting.
Music: Oy. I am all over the place. Yeah, yeah Pandora. But there are other resources in the interweb. I like Mpr.org's The Current.
Food: My favorites won't fit into this box. I get lost uncovering things in the USQ green market. I spend full paychecks at Eataly (on mysterious items that I don't know and can't pronounce). Thanksgiving at any time of year. Christmas dinner. Have you tried the bone marrow at Collichio & Sons? I extol the broccoli at ABC Kitchen. Bourbon taste better while at the lane at Brooklyn Bowl. I remain suspicious of walnuts, octopus, eel, eggs that are not properly baked into things, and fiddlehead ferns. I admit to a love of pricey pizza at Co., mixology and tasting menus; but the simplicity of cinnamon toast and a glass of milk is often spot on.
My yoga practice has kept my mind, body and soul in focus (and helps to keep my like of good food from showing up here...and there...)
Every task takes the proper tools. I would be an unhappy mess without my chef's knife and like having a real camera (not just that other feature to my phone).
Space to wander.
That's 5. I like to leave options and possibilities open for a 6th.
...my alter ego on a reality TV show.
...after getting a dining table to seat 6, I like to imagine the perfect 5 people (living or dead) to invite for a dinner.
Sometimes the closest places can show you the most. I am so very lucky to live close to the High Line and visit often to catch the ever changing layers of plantings. Central Park is best experienced walking from one side to another. MoMA is wonderful, but I have to get back to PS1, soon. The Hudson Valley. Northern CA. MN because it's unapologetically beautiful. Wandering through D'Orsay. Experiencing Rome and Florence with 3x/day gelato tastings. I would to go to Porto again...and not have food poisoning this time. the Tate Modern. My visit to South Africa was the most variable and vibrant place I have ever experienced.
My couch is lovely.
and I think my screen name is strange. (no, my name isn't Eve.)
I lived, loved, and learned. New friends and passing pleasure is fun; but I know what I am wanting and I am making a sincere attempt to find it: a relationship for the long term, a partner for the infinite.
With that in mind, I am also not looking for a penpal, but someone sincere to meet up without dozens of volleys of messages.