Unconventional living...

It's not just artists. Everyone in this city is juggling a multitude of engagements --most of them spending all the money they make in order to support their own unique hyper-existence. I love it... Savings account? I'll get back to you on that one... :/

What I love about not having a 9-5 job, is that my days are varied and my schedule is constantly changing. I am making the money that I need to survive, and yes it is a hustle/struggle at times, but I make it work. *Side note* when I say "struggle," I mean in a first-world sort of way. Don't worry, I'm very aware of my lack of true genuine struggle *end side note*... It feels as if I get to see things other people might not see because I am darting all over the place, slipping in and out of different scenarios...

Catering at Columbia / Should I go back to school...? no I'm good. I think... / 70 degree weather

Catering at Columbia / Should I go back to school...? no I'm good. I think... / 70 degree weather

after-catering, much-deserved late-night Margaritas with @groove2jason / Brooklyn

after-catering, much-deserved late-night Margaritas with @groove2jason / Brooklyn

In this moment, I am feeling pretty good about this lifestyle, humming on in a fairly stable #goodvibes gear... More sustainable than the highest of highs. MUCH MORE... Let's see how long this feeling lasts shall we. 2 hours? HA

Yesterday was a dope day. I woke up, had a cappuccino at my local coffee spot, Taszo, then, I headed down to have Pho in the East Village with a friend visiting from the UK... I showed her around what is still one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city, stopping by the forever quaint Ost Cafe, where I used to fashion latte-art-laden espresso beverages for the coffee snobs (myself included) of the neighborhood :P

meeting with the lovely Natalie visiting from the UK :)

meeting with the lovely Natalie visiting from the UK :)

I then made my way to a studio in Long Island City for a photo shoot with a photographer and we just... played. In pretentious artist terms, we "collaborated," and it was wonderful --I can't wait to share the photographs with you all! What's great is I worked a catering event in December at that very studio, and that's how we met, AND thus how we ended up doing this whole photo shoot thing --I love things like that... 'Synchronistic!' as Julia Cameron, would say

#behindthescenes from photoshoot with @ricariusphotography

#behindthescenes from photoshoot with @ricariusphotography

Then, to top off the night, I rushed back up to Washington Heights to co-host LGBTaszo. Basically, every other Thursday from 7pm to close, we hang out, and meet/mingle with wonderful people from around the community (not exclusively for LGBTQ people btw!). We drink (not required) and be merry! Last night we held a raffle, with the proceeds going to the Ali Forney Center (#HarlemNoHate)

LGBTaszo/ Taszo Espresso Bar / Washington Heights

LGBTaszo/ Taszo Espresso Bar / Washington Heights

LGBTaszo/ Taszo / Washington Heights / NYC / #HarlemNoHate

LGBTaszo/ Taszo / Washington Heights / NYC / #HarlemNoHate

AND so, my friends, this concludes this post... off to cater-waiter #tralala

With great Love, Bay xoxo