I have lived many places but for now I live in Brooklyn,NY. It is an absolutely incredible city with its own identity from Manhattan. I love the smaller feel of it, the lower buildings, neighbors talking to neighbors, helping neighbors. I love the FOOD in Brooklyn. The range is dynamic but always top tier. You can settle into a hole-in-the-wall authentic Italian restaurant in Carroll Gardens or Chinese restaurant in Bay Ridge and it will blow you (me:foodie) out of the water.
I love being near the water. Running along the water. I love to run. The Brooklyn Half is coming up! We start at the Brooklyn Museum, run around Grand Army Plaza, around Prospect Park ( the park Olmsted and his critics agreed he got right compared to his design of Central Park) and then down Ocean Ave all the way to the boardwalk of Coney Island. Beers on the boardwalk circa 10am after running 13.1 miles. Ha, yes.
The other time I ran a half marathon it was when I lived in Santa Barbara and I did the Wine Country Half up there. Those rolling hills were out of this world gorgeous. That one finishes with glasses of wine... a little more difficult after a race than beer in my opinion.
I lived out in CA while I was in school studying photography. Photography is my other love along with food and running. If I had the means, I would travel around the world endlessly shooting, eating and connecting with people I meet along the way. I had the privilege to go to Nepal this past fall. I shot for a non-profit organization who builds schools, e-libraries and orphanages around rural Nepal. It was an unbelievable experience for the the beauty and the curiosity of that special piece of land and those special special people.
Now I am dreaming of far off lands but I really must get back to editing images... more free flow insight on who I am to come...