hi all, hope you had a great weekend. ours was steamy and hot, hot, hot. really i don’t mind all that much (i am definitely a summer girl) though i could use a few more swimming options (the public pools in nyc don’t open until june 29th — that’s crazy!). in the midst of all this, i’ve decided to take a cherrypatter break. i love having this space to write, and comment, and talk about my favorite things, but lately it’s become a bit of a chore. it’s also been a bit of a challenge toensuriei have good quality content especially for brooklyn and queens which really require that i head far from home and at this point in my life that’s just tough to schedule. so, i’m looking forward to reading (so many books piled up), lounging around on the weekends with absolutely no agenda and posting every now and then about some of my best finds. i also have some great interviews still to post so i will do those too and maybe i’ll think about retooling this place so it’s a bit easier for me and still fun for you. have a great 4th of july.