Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Celebrate Good Times!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an awesome Labor Day Weekend!

For some of us in New York, Labor Day signifies the annual West Indian-American Day Parade in Brooklyn. With close to three million revellers, this is one of the largest parades in the United States. It really is a feast for the senses: lots of vibrant costumes; pulsating calypso and reggae music; and savory food. A little (ahem) rusty to partake in gyrating, I stayed on the sidelines with the fam and snapped a few pics - above is a montage.

I did have to shake a leg though when my good friend Simone at LilOrangeBook alerted me that Desire To Inspire (the go-to source for home decor eye-candy) featured Pretty*Practical as one their recommended weekend reads! You should have heard us squealing like teenagers! Thank you Jo and Kim, your recommendation is such an honor! And a warm hello to new readers!

And of course, today was back-to-school for NYC kids. My oldest began kindergarten today and the 'baby' will soon turn three. Where did the years go? As a mom, it's really a bitter-sweet feeling to see them grow-up so quickly. However, I am truly blessed with that they are bright, loving and healthy. Just another little reason to celebrate.


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

HooooWeee! i thought that was the brazilian Carnivale for sure....then read your escription! Glorius Fun in NYC!!

Congrats on Desire to inspire...that is where I found you...glad I did!

pretty*practical said...

The parade is something you should experience at least once. Not for the faint of heart but lots of fun!

And thanks re: Desire to Inspire. I still can't believe it. I especially love that I was introduced to other great blogs, like yours :-), that I wasn't aware of before.

Simone said...