Back in June I was lucky enough to spend a week exploring and hustling in New York. I stayed with my wonderful friend Heather in her beautiful apartment in the West Village and had a rather magical time. How can you not fall in love with NYC?
I flew to New York from Los Angeles with a connection at Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina. It’s funny to think of all the places we go through but never really go to. It makes me think of those times in life, periods of transition where the focus is on the future rather than the present. Just passing through.
That said, I do love killing time in airports. It’s like a carte blanche to pause, reflect and window-gaze. Plus I’ve made some of my best friends through chance airport encounters (Lauren and Jesse I’m looking at you ).
~Red Eye View~
~Greeted on arrival with champagne and a long-overdue catch-up~
~The street I stayed on, the prettiest part of town~
~West Village Selfies~
An absolute highlight of my trip was getting to chill with Prince Paul and chop it up for Wax Poetics! We filmed a little interview on somebody’s stoop in Greenwich Village, and in keeping with tradition grabbed pizza afterwards on Bleecker Street
~Wax Po Interview~
~Cymande playing Summer Stage in Central Park!~
~I’ll never forget hearing “Willy’s Headache” live <3~
~Washington Square Park~
One day I made it out to Brooklyn to visit the homie Andre Torres at the Genius HQ in Gowanus, and while over in BK hit up The Wythe Hotel to enjoy that famous view across to Manhattan…
~First time at The Lincoln Center seeing Swan Lake~
~Soaking up some sun by the SoHo House pool on my last day~
~Flying JFK 2 LAX a la Gang Starr~