If I can say one thing about 2012 is that it was a blessed year.
I began the year by resolving to seeing the world a bit more than I was able to do in 2011. Back in my heyday when I was Matt Damon’s assistant, I was on a plane to anywhere at any given time. I knew I wouldn’t be able to match that—I mean, first class travel most everywhere? Supremely awesome—but I’d give it the ole’ Tall T try. And by the grace of God I was able to have a great travel year and create wonderful memories. I made it to Istanbul, Iceland, Texas, Quebec, China, Budapest, Miami and New England (always to my beloved New England), and will be sunnin’ my buns in Jamaica in two short weeks. Heeeeeeeeeeeyyy!
Guess where? Texas!
On Block Island.
Fun in Longmeadow, MA.
Enjoying Shanghai, despite the rain.
Having entirely too much fun in Budapest celebrating the birthday of one of my besties, London-based, Melissa.
I was also blessed with great press in Glamour and Marie Claire Magazines, was featured by Dove on a billboard in Time Square, featured on the Bioeffect Skincare website and managed to finish a second novel. (Publication deets forthcoming.)
In Glamour and in good company with beauty entrepreneurs Summer Rayne Oakes, Tata Harper and Josie Maran.
In the September issue of Marie Claire.
My Dove shot.
Being featured in a Stonyfield Yogurt campaign for their Yo Toddler‘s banana pumpkin line was also a blessing. (You never know where a modeling job will come from, especially as a no longer twenty-something sistah, so those gigs are always welcomed.) Me holding my “son” with my ‘fro can move yogurt off the shelves as well as any other model! Heeeeeeeyyy!
And being the culinary delightress that I am, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention all the great meals that I took down in 2012. I ate well on every one of my trips as well as at Chez Faint, thanks in large part to my jam, Fresh Direct.
Me and my lovely friend Margot enjoying a meal in Hong Kong.
My first time at a hibachi restaurant in Miami. I know, I can’t believe it was my first time either.
My tasty duck at Paradou in New York’s Meatpacking district.
Not exactly a meal, but yummy deserts at Duus Restaurant in Keflavik, Iceland.
Sharing a Christmas meal with Melissa, at the Argentinean restaurant, Libertador, on New York’s Upper East Side.
Crepes in Quebec.
I said good-bye to 2012 with a bang—grub and a little two-steppin’—and can’t wait to see what 2013 brings. I welcome it with open arms and an open heart.
Bringing in 2013 with Melissa at the French-Moroccan joint, Bar Six, in New York’s West Village.
Lots o’ lovin’,