For the last 18+ months our world has been anything but ordinary. In many respects, it’s been terrifying. But as COVID vaccines and breakthrough treatments rolled out and infection rates fell, it did feel like we could finally breathe a collective sigh of relief. With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa coming up, I want to celebrate with family and friends. In person, not virtually. And I’m sure you do, too. So unless we are forced into lockdown, I’m not going to panic, I’m going to mask up, and I’m going to do whatever I can to find my balance throughout whatever comes our way.
Do you know why they call it “The Catwalk?” The term is derived from the way models walk, which is similar to a cat. Meow, if you say so. It’s also the platform these show-stopping women (and men) walk on. In my case, I’m no professional, and my elevated platform was a cement walkway in one of the grittier corners of my neighborhood. But when a cat’s gotta walk, a cat’s gotta walk!
Hamilton Park, our JC neighborhood, is the perfect urban mix of charming and scruffy. Something I think you can’t miss from these pics. It reminds me of growing up in Greenwich Village in the 60s/70s or living in Brooklyn in the 80s/90s. Some streets are completely rehabbed, others sport vacant lots. On the weekends we love wandering around and discovering new shops, restaurants and more. And when we set off on one of our jaunts we could easily walk 3 or more miles. So…comfort is key. But not at the expense of having a little fashion fun.