Her Majesty

With the Queen’s passing, there is so much talk about what we can learn from her amazing life. We mention words like dignity, elegance, class, restraint, tradition, respect, nobility, and while all these are so important, I think that what made these true was her dedication to service. One image I was particularly struck byContinue reading “Her Majesty”

Jeanne Damas’ Library

By: Gabriela Yareliz When I wrote The Didion Estate, it was the first time I had put in writing my dissecting of another’s library. I do it all the time mentally, but it was fun to share it. So, as summer winds down and autumn calls, I figured it was time for another fun library.Continue reading “Jeanne Damas’ Library”

August 2022 Favorites

Greetings! Another month has gone, “poof!” and it floats away into the sky. This month, it felt like I read 20 books at the same time. Bad news about the economy and tons of primary info seemed to be front and center, throughout August (midterm elections approach, slow and steady). It was a month ofContinue reading “August 2022 Favorites”

Nikki and Artem are Married!

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev got married (in Paris)!!!!!! That is the post. Almost fell out of my chair when I saw the news break. Fangirling here. They met in 2017 on Dancing With the Stars. I remember it so well. One of my favorite couples. It was cool to see Nikki’s transformation on theContinue reading “Nikki and Artem are Married!”

Outside of the Pattern

Expectations can rob us. Ironically, we are surrounded by these expectations. We think that by a certain age you: have to be married; have a certain type of job; have to have kids, not get divorced. It does work out like this for some. When life doesn’t work out in these specific patterns, that, let’sContinue reading “Outside of the Pattern”

Preparing for the Next Best Season

There are times when we are ready for the next chapter, the next season, change. That hit me this morning, as I walked in the sticky heat and a large drop of some unknown liquid splashed onto my face, just below my right eye, from an AC above me. After quietly spiraling out and remindingContinue reading “Preparing for the Next Best Season”

The Didion Estate

By: Gabriela Yareliz All Joan Didion fans know that her estate is going to auction in Hudson, NY. Architectural Digest quotes Lisa Thomas, a Stair Galleries fine art specialist, as saying that Didion’s apartment and her things, “It all just really told the story of who she was as a person, how she wrote, andContinue reading “The Didion Estate”

persi in mare

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, the bright lights confuse us. We stare at them, hypnotized. They leave us disoriented. I understand the way an animal feels when it is caught in oncoming traffic. I think we spend half of our days like that. The better light is the one that glows. We feel it deeply. WeContinue reading “persi in mare”

I’m Not Moving

By: Gabriela Yareliz I had this song’s melody stuck in my head. I only remembered a part of the lyrics, something about “missing me”. I found out a ton of songs have that lyric as I searched high and low. I hummed it to every app and device imaginable. I searched the Top 40 listsContinue reading “I’m Not Moving”

Switchblade PCRs, Standing Dresses and the Triplets Return

By: Gabriela Yareliz Triplets I thought maybe they were moving out because there was so much noise in the hallway, yesterday. Yes, I am talking about my neighbors, the triplets. I thought maybe they were carting their sofa away. (Wishful thinking). I hadn’t heard a peep from the triplets. But today, they were back, andContinue reading “Switchblade PCRs, Standing Dresses and the Triplets Return”