Joy is the new fancy.

Jan 30

Day 30 fancy: Found myself on a street style blog, and the pix were taken on a day that I wasn’t even bunned. I bought these shoes for a reason. This must have been it.

bitchtookmylook:

Bitch took my leopard coat AND SHOES fantastic

Day 17 fancy: 9 years ago, I had the marvelous, magical fortune of meeting the man who would become my husband. We commemorated that, as we have in years past, with a million-hour meal at Blue Hill Stone Barns.This course in particular stood out — a sheep’s milk cheese made with pig bone bio charcoal, and plated with pickled strawberries. The room twinkled, the food and hospitality dazzled, and glimpses of my handsome companion — my favorite person in this or any other universe — kept making my breath catch. How’d I get so lucky?  
katkinsman:

Sheep’s milk cheese with pig bone charcoal ash & pickled strawberries. #latergram (at Blue Hill at Stone Barns)
Jan 17

Day 17 fancy: 9 years ago, I had the marvelous, magical fortune of meeting the man who would become my husband. We commemorated that, as we have in years past, with a million-hour meal at Blue Hill Stone Barns.This course in particular stood out — a sheep’s milk cheese made with pig bone bio charcoal, and plated with pickled strawberries. The room twinkled, the food and hospitality dazzled, and glimpses of my handsome companion — my favorite person in this or any other universe — kept making my breath catch. How’d I get so lucky?  

katkinsman:

Sheep’s milk cheese with pig bone charcoal ash & pickled strawberries. #latergram (at Blue Hill at Stone Barns)

Day 16 meh: Frankly, not a lot of joy or fancy right now. This little fella, who’s been my friend for 8 of the 10 years he’s been around is fading away from me, and it’s so tough to watch. He seems calm right now, and I hope he remains so. Just trying to treat him the way I hope I will be someday, and hoping he transcends peacefully.

If you can spare a good thought for him, I’m sure we’d both appreciate it.
Jan 16

Day 16 meh: Frankly, not a lot of joy or fancy right now. This little fella, who’s been my friend for 8 of the 10 years he’s been around is fading away from me, and it’s so tough to watch. He seems calm right now, and I hope he remains so. Just trying to treat him the way I hope I will be someday, and hoping he transcends peacefully.

If you can spare a good thought for him, I’m sure we’d both appreciate it.

Day 11 joy: This marvelous creature has been my best friend since the day I moved to college back in Ye Olden Dayes of 1990. I do not get to see her nearly enough, as she lives in North Carolina, but seeing as it is physically impossible for me to be anything but radiantly happy around her, that needs to change. 
katkinsman:

Cocktail with best friend of 23+ years should be a prescribable anti-anxiety drug.
Jan 11

Day 11 joy: This marvelous creature has been my best friend since the day I moved to college back in Ye Olden Dayes of 1990. I do not get to see her nearly enough, as she lives in North Carolina, but seeing as it is physically impossible for me to be anything but radiantly happy around her, that needs to change. 

katkinsman:

Cocktail with best friend of 23+ years should be a prescribable anti-anxiety drug.

Day 10 fancy: A dear friend has moved to town, and we noted the occasion with fancy-ass cocktails and dinner with him (and his lovely mama) at The Modern. At 42, he’s decided to seek his destiny in NYC. Just one year ago at (fittingly enough) an Epiphany party, I announced to the room that said friend would like to find a job, an apartment and a husband here within the next year. Two down, one to go. Cheers!
katkinsman:

Welcome to Manhattan, @chadwickboyd! (at The Modern)
Jan 10

Day 10 fancy: A dear friend has moved to town, and we noted the occasion with fancy-ass cocktails and dinner with him (and his lovely mama) at The Modern. At 42, he’s decided to seek his destiny in NYC. Just one year ago at (fittingly enough) an Epiphany party, I announced to the room that said friend would like to find a job, an apartment and a husband here within the next year. Two down, one to go. Cheers!

katkinsman:

Welcome to Manhattan, @chadwickboyd! (at The Modern)

Day 9 fancy: I didn’t do anything especially fancy today, but I did wake up for the first time in weeks, maybe months, without doing so in the grip of panic. I think in processing the emotional outpouring after my anxiety essay published yesterday, I had a bit of an exorcism. Calm equalled joy today. I did not feel cheated.

Jan 9
Calm is the new joy
Day 8 fancy: It took a while for me to be able to write this story about what it’s like to live with anxiety for CNN, but it published today. Then I hosted a chat about it for an hour. People were almost invariably soul-baring and kind — and it was a LOT to process. When my colleague Sarah suggested a cocktail at our favorite fancy spot in celebration, I wasn’t about to say no.
katkinsman:

A big ol’ fancy French 75 cheers to all you lovely people who showed me your hearts today.
Jan 8

Day 8 fancy: It took a while for me to be able to write this story about what it’s like to live with anxiety for CNN, but it published today. Then I hosted a chat about it for an hour. People were almost invariably soul-baring and kind — and it was a LOT to process. When my colleague Sarah suggested a cocktail at our favorite fancy spot in celebration, I wasn’t about to say no.

katkinsman:

A big ol’ fancy French 75 cheers to all you lovely people who showed me your hearts today.

Jan 7

Day 7 fancy: Lady date with my dear pal Jen to see Javier Ninja vogue his heart out in Doug Elkins’ “Scott, Queen of Marys.” Couldn’t breathe the entire time, the air was so full of world-class WERQ. 

Art — good art — like this really does lift you out of your body and to a higher plane. I must remember to engage with it more often.

Day 6 joy: It’s too cold to be fancy, so I stayed inside for joy. Skinny dogs keep you surprisingly warm, both inside and out.
katkinsman:

#pupstagram
Jan 6

Day 6 joy: It’s too cold to be fancy, so I stayed inside for joy. Skinny dogs keep you surprisingly warm, both inside and out.

katkinsman:

#pupstagram

Day 5 fancy: A shared split of Krug in celebration of having hit the “send” button on my anxiety essay. Slightly more festive than room-temperature tap water, I’ll reckon. 
katkinsman:

Bring the ‘pagne. #krugistheoldfancy
Jan 5

Day 5 fancy: A shared split of Krug in celebration of having hit the “send” button on my anxiety essay. Slightly more festive than room-temperature tap water, I’ll reckon. 

katkinsman:

Bring the ‘pagne. #krugistheoldfancy