Sunday, April 13, 2008

spring awakening...4.12.08 gratitudes





















1. warm weather that brings old friends out of hiding. i got haynes back from south america, corrie from the lower east side, and lauren and joshua from savannah.

2. walking on the streets of new york on my day off collecting my sweet friends at different points of the city like a band of gypsies.

3. breakfast with chelsea and haynes at 7A.

4. the union square farmers market on a friday.

5. corrie pellerin's amazing sparkly headband that she made me, her sweet magazine clipping, and the most perfect postcard of a little girl hand sewing, surrounded by her dolls.

6. the best customers a shopgirl could want...i had one brother/sister duo who were in the early 40s come in and paint my nails "poison blue" by Dior; grace's sweet mom alexis brought me tortilla soup; yolanta from la foccaccia brought us rosemary bread and cheese...the list goes on and on.

7. seeing the corner of w. 4th and bank bustling with people lounging at cafes and walking their dogs and taking their sweet babies to the park. it was a very bleak winter and the city has a heartbeat again.

8. the weird japanese restaurant on st. marks that mikey meyers took chelsea, lauren, and joshua to...we didn't actually eat the food but thoroughly enjoyed that they give you free shots of sugar to spin into cotton candy instead of after dinner mints!!!

9. seeing all of my friends wearing the army surplus shorts from work...so darling on my lady friends...absolutely hysterical on the boys at work!

10. lost my promise ring that i wore on one of my necklaces that eddie gave me years ago...and then found it on the sidewalk on my way back from dinner. such a good omen.

11. pinkberry just opened up in the east village. i'm in such trouble!

12. how much i look forward to work everyday. i love my coworker and my sweet managers and my darling clients and my three favorite ladies at the little marc store. we have a good time on our little island.

13. walking home at night and being absolutely mesmerized by the streets lined with powder white cherry blossoms. i am convinced they exploded all at once while i was sleeping.

14. walking to work with my chelsea, pete, or amy. they always seem to notice new details and nuances on our path that i manage to overlook.

15. amy merrick on the sartorialist. well deserved and a lovely photo by scott. my recreation really pales in comparison...

16. eddie's lawyerly responses defending me on a silly gossip website. i love him and i am so glad he is mine. people say our eyes sparkle when we are together, and i think that might be an understatement...

17. working overtime and loving every minute!

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

AhhhH the little things in life are just the best. I am so happy to see you having the time of your life!

hayliebird said...

i want to be there with you!! Corrie looks beautiful, I would love to see her next time I'm in the city. Also, i would like to see some of that cotton candy & that funny little dog, can we arrange that? please? next time i visit, I want it to be a Ginny & Haylie weekend- could that happen? I know you are popular among the peeps & a busy bee, but that would be a dream come true.

ebags said...

now you've done it, miss branch.............
http://littlelostincloud.blogspot.com/

"hi, i'm ginny branch and i love love." said...

i wish i knew who "ebags" is...it brightened my morning and i wanted to post a comment but couldn't...i'm so happy whoever you are...

erina said...

hehe.....i love when this happens and you are forced into an objective view of someone or something that would normally have some kind of personal coloring.
It's me...Erin Staub. changed a couple settings on my new blog-people should know now who it is...
thanks again, ginny. now you can see what you've inspired others to be greatful for:)

love!
Erin

Liz Demos said...

On my way to the city may 19. Hope I can catch up with you and Chelsea again. Let me know. Missing you both so much.

xoxo

Lulu's said...

I just think your blog is so cute and dreamy - it's like getting lost in another person's eyes for a little bit each day and seeing something spectacular. You have completely inspired me - how great is that ! To inspire someone you don't even know!
I think it's so super great...

Lulu's said...

I just think your blog is so great and dreamy - it's like seeing something completely new through someone else's eyes. I just love it and think it's fantastic. It has completely inspired me. And how great is that...to inspire someone you don't even know
I think it is so super great...

mha said...

I'm new to the blogosphere. Your blog has quickly become my favorite place to visit. Your photos inspire me and your words reconnect me with my inner creative being.

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