Come Walk With Me: Old San Juan

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our first outing in the Old San Juan was lovely. The sun was bright, the sky was blue, and we got rained on a bit by an impromptu shower that lasted five minutes. The cathedral where Marc Anthony got married:

Monday Inspiration: March 28, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz From a productive weekend to, what I hope will be, a productive week. Happy week. We begin anew. Last week was absolutely dreadful and draining. Not sure how I survived it, but by the grace of God and my mother’s wisdom, I am still standing. It was a loud week; a headache-inducing,…

#StormJonas

Gabriela Yareliz By: Gabriela Yareliz We thought autumn would be eternal in these parts, or at least we hoped it would be. Storm Jonas said, “Nah.” Autumn treated us well. Mild temperatures and pretty colors. I love this photo. Oh, how I love the moon! The storm ended up being a lot more impressive than…

A Philosophy of Walking: Living Deeply

“The eternal child is one who has never seen anything so beautiful, because he doesn’t compare. […] But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has…

What’s in a Church?

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of my favorite things to do in New York is visit churches. Many of them are old and filled with exquisite beauty and detail. This post is about how I recently found one of my favorite churches in the city. I was walking the Highline Park some weeks ago, and I…

Noticing the Details

By: Gabriela Yareliz While walking home, I opened my new textbook on criminal activity and the law. I always look for book dedications. I am that kind of person. Even though I was walking, it didn’t stop me from shuffling through the pages for the dedication. Even textbooks get dedicated to someone. Inside was a…

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields, Hudson Street

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of Manhattan’s loveliest places is tucked away at 487 Hudson St. I have spent many evenings at the Gardens at St. Luke; sometimes they are empty, sometimes they are full of children playing, while the mothers and nannies sit in a circle on the grass surrounded by strollers. The guardians occasionally…

Summer Cleaning and Mental Spillover

By: Gabriela Yareliz Summertime cleaning is here. Euro fashion bloggers are out in Ibiza and Napoli tanning. Unconsciously, the rest of us are wondering how we can get to Ibiza in the first place, someday. I know, it’s about being happy with our own unique blessings and realities. We believe this, but at the same…

The Conservatory Garden

By: Gabriela Yareliz One of Central Park’s hidden gems: The Conservatory Garden. I don’t even know how I discovered it, but when I saw the photo, I knew I needed to go and see it for myself. The trek up to this area of the park which is kind of parallel to East Harlem was…

Shall We Walk to TriBeCa?

[Photos belong to: Gabriela Yareliz] By: Gabriela Yareliz This summer, I worked in Tribeca (triangle below canal street). It became sort of a second home, this neighborhood. I think Tribeca is a neighborhood second only to the Village. It’s clean, renovated, trendy and by the river. This is where you can find shops with French opera posters,…