great day with my brother and his fam. we met for the first time since the lockdown in spite of how close we are geographically. picnic at harborfront park, port jeff, hike at rocky point, and then chai and cake at our apt:)
it took 2 1/2 hours but we did it:)
a wonderful hike in rocky point state park with my husband and son. fall is beautiful. went to port jefferson for lunch afterwards but the entire town was literally occupied by a trump rally, so we left. what times are these…
rockypointstatepark #longisland #fall #fallbeauty #fallcolors
self-portrait shot during my visit to the @barnesfoundation ?
selfportrait #photography #barnesfoundation #philly #philadelphia #reflectionsinglass
love this picture. such a desi thing to do. it’s a way to show affection, esp to someone much younger than oneself. it might be too intimate a gesture for people in the west. AOC seems to get it:)
brunch at @cafelamaude a french lebanese cafe strongly recommended by aisha. we had green shakshuka and smoked salmon. extraordinary flavors and textures! then trip to reading terminal market. tried some shoofly pie made by a place serving homemade dutch food. not as sweet as i expected (it’s made with molasses), actually quite good:)
yesterday we strolled along boathouse row on the schuylkill river. its placid surface is ideal for rowing. ordered pick-up from monk’s cafe, a belgian restaurant close to our airbnb, for dinner. these key lime and peach almond tarts were delicious:)
philly #philadelphia #boathouserow #schuylkillriver #walkingeverywhere #belgianfood #minitarts
with aisha zia khan, atif sheikh and their brilliant son, in rittenhouse square, philadelphia. a big fan of their cutting edge, decolonial work at @12gates gallery here in philly.
philly #philadelphia #rittenhousesquare #12gatesgallery #decolonialart #artcanchangetheworld
back after 17-18 years. we used to visit every weekend when we lived in north woodmere. my son took a gardening class there when he was in first grade:) it was always one of my favorite places in nyc. i remember we’d look at keating hall, fordham’s gothic tower, and wonder what the bronx campus looked like. now my daughter is studying at the university’s lincoln center campus. she was one or two back then. the garden is still gorgeous, a repository of sensory pleasures that does the soul good:)
botanicalgarden #nybotanicalgarden #bronx #newyorkcity #newyork #sanctuary #natureisbeautiful #soulhealing #gardening #northwoodmere #longisland
hit the cross bronx expressway at 5-530pm and was stuck in rush hour traffic hell. added another hour to my 7 hour drive, but in the end, i got home to my favorite human. thank u to everyone in rochester – all the friends who worked with me on the shoots, met up, tried to meet up, dropped by, went on walks, had coffee or dinner in all kinds of weather, cooked, baked, shared gifts, acquired art, supported fundraisers, turned their backyards or decks into socially distanced meeting spaces, and created community. am so grateful for all of u. à la prochaine inshallah!
rochesterny #longisland #friendsarefamily #communitylove
my last two meetings here in rochester – wonderful convo and brisk walk with Kate, followed by a lovely dinner at roux with my dear roja. driving back to long island tomorrow morning.
friendsareforever #lifeisworthcelebrating #rochesterny #longisland
a very quick but sweet visit with my dear friend Shahida this morning <3
lovely meeting with the gorgeous Debora McDell Hernandez and Annette Ramos at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. so good to come home to this beautiful fam.
friendsarefamily #womenofcolorrock #roco #art #rochesterny
an adventure to gather outdoors in rainy weather on my dear friend drorah’s deck and share a delicious meal. thank u for ur fabulous hospitality drorah, and thank u for ur warmth and brilliance arseniy, nate, emily, roberta and jon <3
hospitalityisanart #rainorshine #deckfun #friendsarelife #rochesterny
will not be watching the debate.
“in the midst of horror
we fed on beauty—and that,
is what sustained us”