I was recently tagged by Louise, a lovely UK lifestyle blogger of Birds and Lillies to the eight photos of happiness post. Her post was so touching and I thought I would do a blog based version because I’m not one for pictures and my most recent happy moments have been blog posts with friends and family, that I’m extremely proud of revisiting.
This one is from my first post on the blog and it’s memorable because I was spending the day with my brother on the beach close to my home, and because we are close, all days with him invariably bring me happiness.
This picture was my first time going to see the holiday windows in New York, unbelievable I know. But a family member invited me and we braved the cold and the long walk and I will never regret it. It was a beautiful night of me walking with my mouth open, awestruck at the creativity, and the ingenuity of the artists behind these windows.
In the Spring, I was over the moon to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to the Garden until the week after, but that didn’t make it any less amazing.
My favorite trip to the museum within the last year was the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about China’s influence on fashion called China: Through the Looking Glass This section of the exhibit is called, ” Porcelain: Blue and White
During the Summer I tried to stay active and blog about my yearly visits to the places that I find interesting and this time I went to the International African Arts Festival/Dance Africa Bazaar at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Every year I make sure to make this event because it feels like a backyard barbecue at the coolest friend’s house. And in the picture the baskets smelled so green and fresh, I wish I had Smell-O-Vision!
Anytime I get to hang out with my friends is precious and I got to spend the day with Karina at the High Line Park this Summer and you can see that post here. The park used to be a very busy railway in New York that was used to bring food from the Mid West, the resulting park is the most spectacular reuse of a public space, I’ve ever seen. It’s one of my favorite places and if you visit please make your way there. here is one of my favorite shots from that special day.
Back to back Karina posts, ha ha! Karina’s birthday is in the Summer so we did a special day out for her. We planned a day at mini golf by the water and it was amazingly beautiful, my phone and camera were behaving to get great shots of the day.
In August of this year, I went to a lazy picnic hosted by my friend Veziah to one of New York’s great open spaces, Governor’s Island. This allowed my to be on a day-cation from the hustle and bustle and re-connect with people I haven’t seen in a while. I miss Veziah, we have to get together soon.
This post was harder than I thought, it was difficult to whittle down the last year into eight favorite moments. Anyone who wants to do this challenge please tag me I’d love to see your happiest moments and what makes you smile most. Thank you, Louise, for asking me to do this!
Until our next rendezvous…