A Ginger's Journey

Varied Shapes & Sharp Angles...

Varied Shapes & Sharp Angles...

Looking at what the future will bring / what started as an idea for an ongoing recording project has now since evolved into an umbrella concept of sorts...

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

Sunrise in Manchester...

I'm gonna be up front and say that I am not really a morning person. So, needless to say, I see more sunsets than sunrises... When I do get the opportunity to be conscious at dawn, it's usually because I've gotten up to go pee just at the right moment...

This very thing happened to me a couple weeks ago, In Manchester...

When I witness the sunrise, a sense of calm and wonderment washes over me. I'm in love with life at sunrise. Perhaps I should wake up and witness it everyday...