I’m gonna tell you a lil story about how this lil insta came to be. When I first moved back to the city after 13 years, it was a shock. It was not what I projected it to be. I was living in a closet turned apartment with a friend from college, with a lofted bed that I thought was ~tres bohemian~ in the dead of summer with no AC, and a window too small to fit one. I don’t even think I unpacked my suitcase the three months we lived there. Not a lot of friends had moved to the city yet, and people were a lot angrier than I remembered. My boyfriend lived in another country and I was permalancing 4 days a week with the 5th day being the loneliest. But I wanted to be in New York. I needed to find things that we’re going to make me happy. So on my 5th day each week, I Googled the best sandwich shops or the best hot chocolate spots and took pictures of the city along the walk. I am not the best at organization, and I am horrible at updating a portfolio, and Instagram seemed like a pretty decent, easy way to have my work live somewhere. I didn’t tell anyone about this feed for about a year, in truth, growing it from the ground up. (I care a lot about what people think of me, as much as I’m trying to work past that, and at times don’t actually give a shit...but people weren’t “doing Instagram” then and I thought people would judge me or not like my shots.) Fast forward to Friday morning, eating at a place I’d had bookmarked for a while, which I’m stoked to say was well worth the wait. Plus they compost and have repurposed menu items which is huge for me (I started composting at the end of last year, and you should too cause the environment!!!). I still (probably, obviously) continue to do the same thing now, and get more excited about new spots that I discover than I did before, because I get to share them with you guys and hopefully you can try them out too.