The Adventures We’ll Go On

By: Gabriela Yareliz I miss getting dressed. I miss putting on clothes to have fun and not to be practical (long walks or doctors appts) or for a short excursion to the grocery store (because oat milk). I miss getting dressed for life. I can’t be the only one. The New Yorker published a funContinue reading “The Adventures We’ll Go On”

Studio Update 27

By: Gabriela Yareliz I stared down at the New Yorker page at the colorful painting. It looked so familiar. I then glanced over at my painting in my studio and then again at the page. I glanced again at the painting and then the page. Of course it was familiar. On the page was theContinue reading “Studio Update 27”

Studio Update 14

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today was one of those days where I was thinking about what it feels like to be outside. Sort of reminded me of this writing project I once did of describing colors to a blind man. If you’ve never tried it, I would encourage you to try— even if just for curiosity’sContinue reading “Studio Update 14”

On My Way

By: Gabriela Yareliz I like my peaceful homebody moments. I will be in my kitchen, chopping away and intrigued by all of my senses. I learn so much in those moments of edible chemistry. Last week, as I stirred a risotto to death, I learned that vegetable stock and vegetable broth are not the sameContinue reading “On My Way”

All Right

By: Gabriela Yareliz “You’re all right, now,” my friend’s text message read after I told her about my morning. “Go home and have a good cry.” I couldn’t. I needed to go to work. Weirdly, I didn’t feel like crying to release all the tension that had built up in me. I also didn’t feelContinue reading “All Right”

Winter Ambles

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am going to be taking a break from the city soon. I am going to drain Fifth Avenue from my veins for a bit. Going home is a detox. Slowly, I stop wearing black structured clothes, pretentious city makeup, and I breathe a little more deeply; my adrenaline levels become normal;Continue reading “Winter Ambles”

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”

West Village Girl; living in her Greenwich Village world

THIS POST HAS A SOUNDTRACK. (I know it can be annoying to press play, and then scroll back up to stop the song when it’s time for the next one, but indulge me). 1] Do me a favor and click play on this, so it plays while you read: By: Gabriela Yareliz Welcome to NewContinue reading “West Village Girl; living in her Greenwich Village world”

Today in Pictures

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, in pictures: 1] Saw Madeline Albright speak some brilliance today at a convention on R2P and Genocide Prevention. 2] Huma Abedin stood by her man, potential future mayor of New York? I admire her strength. Huma for mayor? 3] Royal Baby outing 4] Political ambiance

The artist bets his life by: Adam Gopnik

From the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik about Vincent Van Gogh: “Some stories in history we want to have neatly finished; some we like to have always in play. We accept without too much trouble the ambiguity of the old and new stories because they add up to something similar in the end. Van Gogh’s earContinue reading “The artist bets his life by: Adam Gopnik”