Monthly Archives: July 2012

Windy Day in the Park

Jane and I recently had portraits taken by our lovely friend Rima Campbell in Central Park and these outtakes made me smile. It was so windy on Fifth Avenue I feared we might blow away… In other news, our future apartment (we found a place, phew!) is on the Upper East Side so I’ll be living a short walk from this beautiful spot very soon. Off to finish packing!

P.S. Any audio book recommendations for our cross-country adventure? We’re driving with the pugs and I’m quite excited to see Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa… ;)

NY Lately…

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately! I’m in NY apartment hunting and it’s been exhausting to say the least. It’s also been 90+ degrees (thank god for cotton tanks and pencil skirts). Did I mention I buzzed one side of my pixie last week? My older brother was so proud (“you look so punk rock” – hah!). Will report back when I have good apartment news. Fingers crossed!

(photos via my instagram)

Princess of the Polka Dots

While in New York next week I’m hoping to check out the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Whitney. Known as the “Princess of the Polka Dots,” the Japanese avant-garde painter/poet/sculptor/designer recently collaborated with Louis Vuitton. The retrospective began at the Tate Modern in London and I’m so pleased it’s crossed the pond. Have you seen it? …curious to hear your thoughts!

A big announcement…

We’re moving to New York in three weeks! I can’t wait to get lost in far corners of The Met, see plays with my little brother, and establish a proper Matchbook headquarters (hip hip hooray!). I’m flying out on Sunday to find an apartment so if you know of a pug-friendly studio or one-bedroom in your building I’d love to hear (! Oh and do say hello in the comments if you’re a New Yorker — I can’t wait to meet all of you!

P.S. I’ll be publishing our current apartment in Matchbook’s upcoming August issue. I hope you like it! Leaving the San Francisco bay will be bittersweet indeed.

“When I first saw New York I was twenty, and it was summertime, and I got off a DC-7 at the old Idlewild temporary terminal in a new dress which had seemed very smart in Sacramento but seemed less smart already…” -Joan Didion

(image: Andy and Edie in front of the Empire State Building)