Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Friday came to a close as I sat down to eat a stale piece of leftover pizza after making my apartment look like Monica Geller had come to visit. As I chewed on the pizza, I perused an article about the shelf life of pizza in a refrigerator, on BuzzFeed. Halfway throughContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016”

Sunday Girl: March 20, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Semana Santa (Holy Week) begins. Easter weekend is coming. Easter and Passover always reminds me that God can do and does the impossible. It’s a reminder of His crazy love for us; a reminder that redemption has been completed; a reminder to rest in His provision and leading. I haven’t been resting much, literally, (IContinue reading “Sunday Girl: March 20, 2016”

Happy Week: January 24, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are thawing out, my people. The blizzard left us magnificent heaps of white glittery snow. I took a walk around my neighborhood today. Children were making bank. Adolescents were running around with shovels helping neighbors resurrect their cars. Neighbors would then hand them bundles of cash after a job well-done (meaningContinue reading “Happy Week: January 24, 2016”

Blizzard Update

By: Gabriela Yareliz 9:26 a.m.: Here I am, at home, on Sabbath, in a pink Minnie Mouse onesie and with Amal Clooney hair. Seriously. Yesterday, I let my abuela’s concern (and perhaps slight paranoia) about the weather get to me, and I bought water, snacks and candles that smell like “Cashmere Woods,” whatever that means.Continue reading “Blizzard Update”

Warm New Orleans Afternooon

By: Gabriela Yareliz Last week was mild in New York City. It was filled with overcast skies and warm rain. A classic man in a Stetson hat offered me his umbrella on one of the rainy days. He said he couldn’t stand to watch my beautiful hair get wet. It was a fresh blow dryContinue reading “Warm New Orleans Afternooon”

An Ode to Summer

By: Gabriela Yareliz SUMMER IN THE CITY [Inspired by: New York City] Despite my autumn fever, yesterday’s 68-degree morning, and leaving the house with a jacket today, it is still officially a tourist-crowded-sidewalk NYC summer. People’s addiction to ice cream does not seem to be waning. I am slightly traumatized from last winter, and IContinue reading “An Ode to Summer”

Baby, it’s cold outside…

By: Gabriela Yareliz Oooh baby; it’s cold outside. Like, so cold it should be illegal (exaggeration due to initial shock). I have no idea how the temperature dropped so many degrees in a day. So much, that the building turned on the heater. Miracle. Last year, management waited until November. Bundle up! The man byContinue reading “Baby, it’s cold outside…”

Florida Girl

By: Gabriela Yareliz I heard this song and it made me miss Florida so badly. I mean, I already miss Florida like crazy, but this song did it. It is like the soundtrack to my days driving with my windows down through country roads. I can’t wait to be home. This song is: driving throughContinue reading “Florida Girl”

New York: Brooklyn beaches

By: Gabriela Yareliz Yes, a new addition to my New York series. As summer has come to a close, I went with my Russian dolls to the Manhattan beach (ironically in Brooklyn), we ate at Nargis, an Uzbek place in Brooklyn with an amazing Avocado salad, and then we hit up the fruit market, BrightonContinue reading “New York: Brooklyn beaches”

Cold day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Okay, so don’t quit your day job, but do buy a ticket, get a tan and fall in love. Today, the weather channel said it felt like 8F degrees. Personally… I don’t know what it felt like. Dante’s inferno with ice? Just kidding. In my mind, the perfect world has the colorContinue reading “Cold day”