Advice, Love

A Blood Red Sun at Diner En Blanc

If you dream of Great Gatsby, or want to live like Gossip Girl for a night, then you’ll want to read about Diner En Blanc.

What is Diner En Blanc?
Pick out your finest white attire. Get your flapper on.
Bring your nicest most portable eats, tables and chairs
Meet your 4,000+ friends, also wearing all white, in Manhattan.
Wait until you receive the SECRET location. Shhh.

Wear deodorant. Lots. Only Beyonce can pull off sweaty-face.
Find group leader Vanessa in FiDi.
Do not get 50 shades of hangry.
Wipe sweat away with toilet paper(white).
Secret location is battery park. A miracle since you live on wall st.
Set up your dinner table in the grass.
Admire the guy making his own sangria.
Envy the lady who brought homemade cucumber VODKA.
Wait for the signal: napkin twirling.
Three words: Drunken.Goat.Cheese.

Cheer for the violinist in a crop top with neon green highlights. Bet her tiger parents did not see that coming.
Wave to the helicopter insect in the sky. (It’s a camera)
Bring last bottle of rosé to the dance floor(lawn). Share.
Swing. You’re not a day older than 5.
Introduce self to adorable high schoolers on a first date.
Proclaim the importance of love to them.
Watch them leave.

Play hopscotch with a shy little boy. Make him smile.
Shoot 3 pointer in a skirt. (Watch your roommate do it. You are too drunk)
Walk home without shoes.
Pinch your cheeks cuz you can’t stop smiling.

We are a city of blood red suns. We don’t know any different. We never will.


Advice, Writing

Top 3 FREE places to read and write!

cartoon-writerToday was incredible for discovering new spots in downtown Manhattan.

1. Barnes and Noble Tribeca: I live here. Get a membership card, you save tons on coffee/tea, even if you don’t buy books. Though you should. Buy books, that is.

2. New York Public Library: Shame on me for being 3 years late. Great children’s book section. Big windows. 2nd floor screams productivity. Fresh orange decor keeps you awake unlike some libraries.

3. Poets House: Gorgeous, hidden spot facing the water. Lots of light. Go here if you want true silence. Don’t wear clunky boots: it’ll echo.

Love and encouragement,