Happy new year

I got another easy escape for New Year's Eve. All of sudden, out of the blue, someone called me. Nobody ever does, except for mom when she doesn't know where I am. Daddy always sends me e-mails, and Avy has been here with me all week.

This time it was Salvatore, our chef from Los Angeles. He was on his vacation and decided to go to New York, somehow he knew I was here and called me. We spent New Year's together out on the streets, everywhere but on Times Square.

We came back late to his hotel room, he was the perfect gentleman as always and slept on the couch so I could have the bed. The next day we just walked around in Little Italy and Chinatown, it almost feels like "home", whatever that is these days. I think I will have to do some thinking about what my identity will be this year. Consider that my first 2013 resolution.


  1. Happy new year to you!

    I wish you peace and happiness for the coming year and I'm glad you and Avy have met up

    Take care x

  2. <3 Wish I was there, finding 'home' is worth the trouble and time.
    Best wishes to you dear xx

  3. Happy New Year!

    Your a free spirit, im sure you will find your identity just fine hun x


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  4. Happy New Year!

    That resolution sounds perfect.. I can relate to it myself.

  5. Sounds more meaningful than intended. Happy new year! :-)

  6. I went to California last march and it was my best trip I've ever donE!
    I hope you could follow us!

    Many kisses


  7. Hope your new year is treating you well so far and I hope you 'find yourself' in 2013! :) xo

  8. These photos are awesome!!! What a cool way to spend New years! :)

  9. Sounds like a beautiful time :) Wonderful photos! I don't think anyone gets who they are the first few rounds, it's an adventure to find who you are, your niche, but I know this will be your year to do so :) xx

  10. You haven't posted for awhile. I'm guessing you turned inward after a not-so-happy time with Avy. I'm also guessing you returned to Los Angeles.

    I recently read a passage from a book by Susan Cain entitled, "Quiet." It reminded me of several of your more recent posts.

    "[Y]ou might . . . feel a pang of guilt when you decline a dinner invitation in favor of a good book. Or maybe you like to eat alone in restaurants and could do without the pitying looks from fellow diners. Or you're told that you're "in your head too much," a phrase that's often deployed against the quiet and cerebral.

    "Of course, there's another word for such people:



    Here's wishing you a wonderful 2013, Stephanie.

  11. Gorgeous photos! xx


  12. such a nice atmosphere !