Deli Dreams (Part II)

Welcome to 2022 (and my deli tour of NYC). If you missed Part I, check it out here. As noted, I am on this tour to talk to local deli employees and owners about their hopes and dreams for 2022. (They are New York’s coolest). I met some really interesting people along the way. NeverContinue reading “Deli Dreams (Part II)”

Deli Dreams (Part I)

Welcome to 2022. To start the new year, I thought we would start with some hopes and dreams. Some of the coolest people in NYC are deli owners and employees. They see it all. (And what is more iconic than a NYC deli and the little black bag they give you for your snacks?) IContinue reading “Deli Dreams (Part I)”

Bespoke

By: Gabriela Yareliz Maybe it’s the southern side of me, but I like looking at personalized things. When I was young, there was a fad where girls had purses with their initials on them. I craved one of those tiny pink “G” marked baguette bags. (Thank God my parents knew better than to spend moneyContinue reading “Bespoke”

Growth

By: Gabriela Yareliz This month, I’ve been reflecting a lot on growth; personal growth. What it means to be a lifelong student. I’ve been learning from people like Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, Ed Mylett and Ryan Holiday (all personal favorites in the podcast and writing sphere). You may have noticed that this month I was veryContinue reading “Growth”

Recycling

By: Gabriela Yareliz For those of us who grew up in the 90s-2000s, pop had such a big influence on us. There were the classic pop artists, like Britney Spears, Mandy Moore and Jessica Simpson. These were the sweet, bubblegum, “wholesome” idols of the age. We loved them. Then, there were the slightly edgier onesContinue reading “Recycling”

Freedom

By: Gabriela Yareliz “Deep down we all know that freedom is a choice, yet so many of us don’t feel that truth.” Beth Kempton, Freedom Seeker: Live More. Worry Less. Do What You Love. This season is made for reflection. As the year 2020 was ending yesterday, I saw an overview of the year thatContinue reading “Freedom”

Il faut oser!

By: Gabriela Yareliz We tend to tiptoe around things. If we don’t stomp or get all trippy, there’s less of a chance we will trip in our rubber sandals and smash our toes against the floor (true story). If we don’t wear the lipstick under the mask, we won’t get it all over our teeth,Continue reading “Il faut oser!”

A Gift is Arriving

By: Gabriela Yareliz One can’t help but wonder where 2021 will take us. Many of us are still tracking 2020 packages and wondering where the time went, this holiday season. Time was a finicky thing, this year. I am always fascinated by the passage of time. When it feels fast; when it feels slow. TheContinue reading “A Gift is Arriving”

How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It

By: Gabriela Yareliz Wishing you all a merry merry Christmas Eve from my little candle-lit apartment to your home and heart. It has been a year that we have survived together, and I don’t blame you if you aren’t in a very festive mood tonight, or tomorrow or on New Year’s Eve. We’ve been onContinue reading “How To Get Festive When You Aren’t Feeling It”

Our Greatest Contribution

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of the lessons I have been learning and processing is this idea of guarding our hearts and minds. In spirituality, we often just think about this as it relates to purity, but I think that in this day and age that we live in, as we see more and more peopleContinue reading “Our Greatest Contribution”