I'm Alexandra, an Ohio-bred New Yorker. My aesthetic is one part Pee Wee Herman, one part Grey Gardens, one part vintage diner, one part crumbling cemetery, one part roadside attraction, a little bit spooky, a little bit strange, irreverent and joyful. There is nothing better than diner breakfast. I couldn't live without the subway and a good book.
I spent my first 27 years living in Northeast Ohio before I finally fulfilled my life-long dream of moving to New York City. I've lived in four different apartments in five years, and currently live alone for the first time in my life in a tiny studio in Harlem.
I have an eight-year-old child cat named Mozart. She's probably a Russian Blue and she is definitely annoying. She screams at me constantly and eats the limbs off her toys.
I work full-time as a graphic designer and for the past four years I've worked on the print side of things at 92nd Street Y, a cultural institution on the Upper East Side. I spend my weekends roaming the city or taking road trips, in search of a good adventure. I hope I inspire you to do the same, wherever you're joining me from.
I've never met a photobooth I didn't like.
My blog title is inspired by this incredible song—because I have nothing to do today but smile.