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"I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it." —Breakfast at Tiffany's
Thank you to each and every one of you who reached out to make sure my family, friends, and I were well in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. Thankfully, all of my family, friends and loved ones are safe and sound. Your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit is a reminder of how fortunate I am to have such wonderful readers. It feels like I’ve built a little community- albeit a very chic and elegant one. I’m forever grateful.
Despite having no power, heat, or dependable cell phone service and a beautiful event venue with water damage the week before a big event, what I faced was an inconvenience that pales in comparison to what so many are dealing with.
By now, you know my love for this city runs deep. The last two weeks have been heartbreaking. The damage and loss of life is inconceivable. Yet in spite of it all, there has been such resilience and good will. I couldn’t bring myself to post a photo of the city in upheaval. So I’ve included an image of the city as she was and as she will be once again.
I celebrated my birthday the weekend of the hurricane with very indulgent family and friends (more on this later) and I’ve never felt more content.
There are still too many people who are suffering and in dangerous situations. You can donate to the Red Cross here. If you’re in the New York area, I strongly encourage you to volunteer. There’s so much to do in many areas. There’s a great list of volunteer opportunities here.
Hope you are all safe and that your week is off to a good start.