Whereas last year I was near the Himalayas eating chocolate Momo’s (mmmm!) and having my friend Scott from Scotland sing the happy birthday tune in our pizzeria guest house while walking up to me with a lit candle I subsequently blew out – this year was entirely different.
This year I spent the 19th in Red Hook cooking food from a Jerusalem cookbook, and my lovely aunt and uncle threw me a bash at the Arts Club in Manhattan the following Tuesday. Above is the amazing invite! We had cocktails and I wore a 50’s dress.
As y’all know, I’m in Red Hook, Brooklyn right now. I’m staying with my aunt Victoria and Uncle Darren. This Sunday we had lovely girly brunch at their home with our friends Andrea and Lauren, as well as a Sunday brunch essential: champagne. After brunch we went for a long walk around the Red Hook nabe, and here follows some of what we saw.