Postcards from New York

A quiet moment from Washington Square Park, NYC

A quiet moment from Washington Square Park, NYC

Hello from Taipei, Taiwan!

I have this funny feeling that I have to be in a new city before I can process and write about the previous one. It is wonderful being back in Taipei. There is much inspiration in revisiting old places and some days it feels like I never left. Although it is interesting living in the grey area between a local and a foreigner — I have never felt more clarity that I am in the right city at this time of my life.

This season will be spent working on a personal projects (hint: hedgehog book) while taking on freelance photo shoots. Between jet lag, stuffing my face with Taiwanese eats, waking up super early and navigating this familiar and unfamiliar city — I am slowly discovering a handful of local and international creatives. Excited for the next season and trying not to book a flight to Japan anytime soon.

Sunset with Lady Liberty from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunset with Lady Liberty from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Now, back to New York City — the city of creativity, art, thunderstorms, scorching metro systems, and galleries you can spend a lifetime exploring with crowds as dense as any major Asian city.

Studio visits with    @yokocca

Studio visits with @yokocca

I love a social media friendship turned into an afternoon of conversation with homemade jam and chiffon cake. It was a delight being able to visit Yoko's studio tucked away across the water in the quiet of Long Island City.

Akari and Kaisei are the most adorable active kids. I could have spent a long time taking photos of them.

Akari and Kaisei are the most adorable active kids. I could have spent a long time taking photos of them.

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Della Orrey — my talented musician friend and sister in Christ. It was inspiring getting to see her work at C3 Brooklyn. Getting to experience New York from a local's perspective was also an eye opening experience though I got reprimanded a couple of times for being too much of a tourist.

The talented    Mark Leubbers    at Le Labo in Williamsburg

The talented Mark Leubbers at Le Labo in Williamsburg

Chasing light on the streets of New York. The light and shadow on fire escapes get me every. single. time.

Chasing light on the streets of New York. The light and shadow on fire escapes get me every. single. time.

Interiors from the Guggenheim. I love you Frank Lloyd.

Interiors from the Guggenheim. I love you Frank Lloyd.

Shop visits with    Natala Nalata

Shop visits with Natala Nalata

It was wonderful meeting the shop owner and fellow Canadian in the city. The ceramic exhibition from husband and wife — Momoko and Tetsuya Otani was also a pleasure to experience.

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I am really getting into matcha these days and New York had so many matcha shops to offer. My favourites — Cha Cha Matcha and Ippudo New York.

Next week I will be heading down South to tropical Kenting for a creative retreat. I look forward to spending time by the ocean, getting my feet in some white sand and unwind from the last season of work and travel.

Till next time x