Sylvia is likely wearing a black beret. She's a fan of ruminating, admiring everyday design, and shopping at the dried fruit aisle in Trader Joe's (in no particular order) - sometimes all three at once.
As Sylvia’s childhood becomes a gentrified neighborhood, there remains some favorite local addresses.
The Williamsburg Bridge leads to a deli, a popular food court, an art library, and a hidden gem café.
A Danish variety store and an independent bookstore.
Herald Square is about “being a tourist in your own city.”
Thrift stores and Asian-inspired eateries make up East Village’s eclectic addresses.
Dates with myself in and around Bryant Park, often in this rotation: Kinokuniya, Muji, Sunrise Mart.
Everything was happening so fast that there was no time to think beyond the present moment, and everything was new.
5 things you should own for your closet, inspired by Japan.
A host family feels like a simulation, like we were all playing into our respective roles even though we had just met.
It was, perhaps, the beginning of a cultural affair.