Once Upon a New Year

The new year is one of my favorite times of the year. New year always brings about a renewed sense of engagement, with new year’s resolutions, and promises to present our better self. As a Haitian woman, I look forward to our traditional Soup Joumou on New Year’s Day. New Year’s day in Haiti used to be a grand affair, with many parties, midnight mass, illuminated gingerbread houses (called fannal) and family reunions. I always strive to experience the new year as I’ve experienced it in Haiti. Until then, I will keep on traveling and experience the new year one country at a time.

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE ❤️

Venice is slowly falling victim of the effects of climate change and is experiencing some of the most devastating tides in a long time. As I watched this city succumbs to floods. I hope Venice will withstand this test of time as it had for centuries.

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with new promises and wishes fulfilled.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone” ~ Erica Jong

All photos by @jenalishopstoo

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