Sunday, August 2, 2009

I love New York!

The majority of the Haitian Diaspora is found in NYC, Boston, Miami, Montreal and Paris. I asked my mom once why the fam chose Boston. She responded: Your uncle R and aunt B were living here. So there you go, folks.

We could have settled in NYC, in Miami or in Paris! If we settled in Canada, I would be saying PROcess and instead of process. I could have had zee best accent francais or I coulda been a New Yorkah.

Keeping this in mind, whenever I’m in the NYC, as I was this past weekend, I imagine what life could have been like. I imagine that I would always have fresh cut flowers in my pre-war apartment. I would be a fierce(r) dresser. I would wear outfits such as the one below to take the subway…though the woman in this picture is obviously not a local.

I would not have to consult a compass to know which way is North, South, East, West. I would not have to walk 6 blocks in the wrong direction before having to double back to where I’m supposed to be going. I would have an awesome collection of high heels that would not be mangled by the cobblestone streets of BOS. My nails would always be on point, because there are inexpensive mani-pedis to be had in NYC…Oh, the possibilities!

Of course, as I write this, I’m thinking of my home in BOS, of my flower garden and of trips to the Cape and Maine on a whim. I like being a Bostonian…even if I can’t do a decent Bahston accent.



Blogger theTrendyDwarf said...

I love what the lady is wearing! She looks incredible! The photo in its self is amazing! Love it!
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August 3, 2009 at 2:12 AM  
Blogger keri said...

You're the fiercest, 'tini.

August 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

I got to NYC a lot to visit my brother and friends- I always love visiting and feel I know my way around enough not to use a map. At the same time, I always love coming back to my home, Boston!

August 3, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Citizen Couture said...

You should come to NY more often. Nice having coffee with you.


August 3, 2009 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger AmeliaPontes said...

Ok, seriously, I just love your blog! NYC is great, but being a Bostonian underdog is pretty darn nice too.

August 3, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

you're right, ny is pretty fantastic. but i live here, have no pre-war apartment, or fresh flowers, but i do think i have a pretty fierce wardrobe. hit me up next time you're in town. i got the most amazing comme des garcons romper (look 7 from the ss09 men's show!). i want you to shoot me in it. xx

August 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

Tim--Next time I'm in the city I'll send you a line.

AmeliaPontes--We Bostonians got to represent!

August 3, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as much as ny is home to me, i'm proud to live in boston now. show 'em what we got M!

August 5, 2009 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

HA HA HA! PROcess.

August 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Agreed that people have the best outfits on the subways in NYC - you never see that on the MBTA! You have to go to Newbury/Boylston to see fashion. BUT there are cheap mani-pedis in Boston! Try Nails by Time across from the Pru on Huntington Ave - $25 for both!

August 5, 2009 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

Anna--No kidding a $25 mani-pedi?! You can hardly get that in town...even in my 'hood.

Katie--I've started saying PROcess myself...why? well, simply because it annoys my friends. Have to say I enjoy the PROcess of annoying them.

August 5, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Mariel said...

What a great outfit! I'm already getting nostalgic for summer fashion, sighh.

November 7, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

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