Lessons from a Golden Morning

This was written but never shared in November of 2017, from my sunny kitchen.  By: Gabriela Yareliz The morning starts with light seeping through the kitchen window. At first, the light just hits the white chairs and my window friendly plant, but then, it seems to escape its rays, and it dances around the room.Continue reading “Lessons from a Golden Morning”

Several Observations

By: Gabriela Yareliz These past few days have been refreshing. I have been mounting pieces of furniture that will help add chic storage to my sunny studio. I look forward to no longer seeing the things I will store inside these pieces and to having a more put-together look, in my humble home. I amContinue reading “Several Observations”

Something New

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy 2019, dear friends. We have started a new year. Since I was last here, I have read about 10 books, burned a lot of candles, visited family, came back to NYC, tried to go back to my pre-holiday perfect sleep routine (still in progress), been guilt-tripped by my new Fitbit, transitionedContinue reading “Something New”

Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, Atelier Doré announced its theme for the month is ‘coming home.’ Ahhh, the classic holiday move of returning to family and familiar grounds. For so many of us, home means two places: where our family lives and where we made memories, and also, the place where we lay our heads toContinue reading “Home”

On the NYC Train

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s November. Apple picking is done for the season. The elections came and went, and here we are. Amazing. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, like that girl whose podcast I always listened to, but then she said the same thing every time and would cry in every episode,Continue reading “On the NYC Train”

Be True

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thérèse Desqueyroux. Does that name ring a bell? Thérèse Desqueyroux is François Mauriac’s most respected novel. It was turned into a film with the brilliant Audrey Tautou starring as Thérèse.  Indulge me. Spoiler and storyline breakdown (it was published in 1927– so if you haven’t read it by now— *eye roll*): It’sContinue reading “Be True”

Delilah #LoveSomeone

By: Gabriela Yareliz Delilah. She loves people’s stories, and so do I. Stories are my drug, and she is my enabler. It has always been like that. She gives sage advice, and sometimes, just a listening ear who comforts. For those of you who have been reading my writing for years, you have seen herContinue reading “Delilah #LoveSomeone”

Construction Paper Hearts

(A vulnerable and open brain dump that marks the beginning of some serious healing. Proceed if you dare.) By: Gabriela Yareliz Some of us in the world experience a deep rejection and distancing from a close family member. Maybe, it’s a sibling or even a spouse. Where close love can exist, true pain can alsoContinue reading “Construction Paper Hearts”

This is how 2017 began

By: Gabriela Yareliz It began with a kiss from the most amazing man, after I had stuffed my face with grapes, per Spanish tradition. I was surrounded by my loved ones, and Antena3 TV Española was blasting in the background. Squeaky, the cat, had gone missing, and the night was humid and dark. On theContinue reading “This is how 2017 began”

Toxic

By: Gabriela Yareliz Toxic. Nope. I am not talking about the Britney Spears song. I feel like this has been a big theme for the latter half of 2017. Are people going insane? I feel like many amazing people who surround me are dealing with toxic people in their lives; whether it be a boss,Continue reading “Toxic”