TGIF | With a Difference #3

The lovely Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog pointed me recently in the direction of Brené Brown‘s new weekly gratitude practice, TGIF. Most of us would recognise TGIF as an acronym for Thank God It’s Friday, but in Brené’s world it stands for Trusting, Grateful, Inspired and Fun. Seven bundles of cuteness Trusting: that mummy duck can keep her … Continue reading TGIF | With a Difference #3

New York City | Bookshops

During my recent solo adventure to New York City, I revisited the Strand Bookstore and discovered two new-to-me ones along the way: I wrote after my first visit to the Strand that I found it overwhelming. This time I had more of a clue about which sections I wanted to spend time in and the … Continue reading New York City | Bookshops

New York City | The West Village

Of all the neighbourhoods in New York City, the West Village is easily the most walkable, its cobbled corners straying from the signature grid that unfurls across the rest of Manhattan. I began my walk on Cherry Lane at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Established in 1924, the theatre is the city's longest continuously running off-Broadway … Continue reading New York City | The West Village

New York City | The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum on 5th Avenue opened its doors to the public in 1959 and was the recipient of mixed reactions - curiosity, admiration and even scorn. Today, the Guggenheim is recognised as one of the greatest architectural accomplishments of the twentieth century. Art Deco splendour The rotunda was closed on the day of my … Continue reading New York City | The Guggenheim