It has been such a long and dreary winter, and I am so stoked that longer days with lots of sunshine, bare legs and pretty dresses are coming soon. And of course ... those beautiful cherry blossoms!
I took this photograph last year in the United Nations headquarters in New York when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. I can't help but feel a twinge of sadness looking at the cherry blossoms this year, knowing that our Japanese brothers and sisters who gave these trees as a symbol of friendship, are still in peril. Help is still badly needed so if you would like to make a donation, read this for a rundown of ways to do something. Keep your eyes open for establishments in your city that may be doing something to help. Last night, I noticed that karaoke bar Sing Sing in St. Mark's Place was donating $1 from every $2 song ticket to earthquake victims. Every little bit helps.
I am going to make it a point to go out, have a great New York brunch, soak up the sunshine and blue skies, and just LIVE. I hope you do too.