Que Vida!



Well, well…hasn't it been an interesting week?? It all began for me with a trip to see my daughter in NYC just a few days before the Frankenstorm…AKA Sandy Storm of the Century.


Tea was sipped and stories were told…with a keen eye on the approaching storm…


…the Plaza Hotel was strolled through…on the way to a shoe sale at Bloomingdales. Not for the faint of heart. Bloomingdale's shoe sale that is. The Plaza has an AMAZING food hall in the basement level now, totally worth a look and nosh if you are in the neighborhood.


The sights were taken in while supplies were stocked up on. Two cases of water. Check. Solar powered phone charger. Check. Food. Check. New rain coat. Check. A girl has to look stylish while wrangling an umbrella in 40 mile an hour winds!


More tea was enjoyed in the wonderful Bowery Hotel lobby. I flew the coop before the storm, but my daughter weathered the storm until she'd been without power for two days. We decided it was time for her to get back to a land locked state until the power was back on in lower Manhattan.


The best part of the week was last night's Day of the Dead celebration with friends from Two Hands Paperie! The community alter filled with love…


…and loved ones who have crossed over. That's my grandmother – namesake to both my daughter and I…tea being her beverage of choice.


Faces were painted with roses and flaming hearts…


…and beautiful turquoise eyes..


…and blue birds and calaveras…


…thank you Mia, for putting it altogether and bringing…


…this wonderful group of women together! Viva la Vida!!! 

3 Responses to Que Vida!

  1. The Frankenstorm got me. Took my bleary eyes way too long to realize that was ol’Frank. rising from the storm. Great post. Enjoyed seeing the party. Y’all look fabulous!

  2. stephanie says:

    You catrina girls look fantastic!! Always enjoy catching up with you here…happy that Whitney weathered the storm in CO,scary stuff that Frankenstorm.

    We enjoyed Day of the Dead in San Miguel, even Greg let me paint him up as a fabulous catrin.

    Pop up art this weekend if you are looking for something to do :)!

  3. Cynthia says:

    You all look amazing with those painted faces! Such a great idea.

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