I'm sitting here laughing at myself a bit, because I had said to myself back in the beginning that I'd never post myself in scrubs on this site. It was always meant to be an outlet, an escape from the more serious and stressful part of my life. Yet here I've ended up today.
I was at the opening of La Esquina's new Upper East Side location the other day. First of all, it's La Esquina, which is not only one of the best & original taco spots in the city, but a name that is quintessential New York, rich in its own history. Whenever a cool spot brings its downtown energy near my generally-expensive and once-culinarily-limited workplace neighborhood (it's getting better), I jump for joy. Certainly...this one is the coolest yet.
Second, the interior of the place is so non-typical Upper-East-Side that immediately after one walks in, you feel transported and transformed.
I had to find a way to convey this contrast, and the experience I felt of the establishment's ability to really change your mood, to quickly dissolve thoughts from the 12-hour shift one may have just finished, and kick up your feet with a Jarritos while you anxiously await the tacos being cooked up on the open grill in the back of the resto.
So- you bet I took on the opportunity to create something new, in order to share this with you all. And now, coming full circle, the clothes from which I had used this platform to originally escape, made their way back and became a vessel for an even more unique, creative concept on this blog.
Who woulda thought?