Found Art: Sir Shadow


Found these cool drawings on the wall in East Village. By Sir Shadow. I’ve seen his work at the Tompkins Square Park Jazz festival before, it always catches my eye. So simple yet so alive.


2 Days Until Christmas

One of my favorite Christmas albums is definitely the Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits by Vince Guaraldi Trio. Especially, Linus and Lucy song — makes me want to do a little Christmas dance! :D

(this is the best I could find… it’s edited a bit and not the best quality, but you can see their awesome dances! Makes me smile.)

2 more days! We are already in Massachusetts, starting holiday time with the family (and doing a little Christmas dance like this. hehe)… If you are traveling, safe travels!! xo Hijiri

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

So I mentioned that I went to the Governors Island over the weekend, it was for the ’20s Lazz Age Lawn Party! It was so cute, everyone was dressed up as if it was in ’20s and danced to a live jazz music and had picnic in the lawn :) I had to share some photos… enjoy! ((By the way, it’s only 5 minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Pier 6! It was so so close, I was in shock!))

Going through the fort in Governors Island…

and there was another world…

The (always) lovely girl friends:

Very lively Jazz Band:

A cute couple :)

They were awesome!

and we ended the fun with a great view! (Click the image to see larger)

New York Post has some photos from this event, too, check them out!

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Last weekend was the 15th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and I got to go to Sunday one at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. Charlie Parker is one of my favorite jazz musicians so I really wanted to go to honor his music – so did everyone in the park!

There was this artist in the park – he draws jazz! Pretty cool.