My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


3 Comments

Repost: Tutus and Tendus With New York City Ballet

Symphony in C dress rehearsal ©Paul Kolnik

5/17/15: If the New York City Ballet has one signature piece, it’s Symphony in C. George Balanchine’s 1967 choreography to the Bizet piece is very simple and pure, but it’s utterly breathtaking. It was the first ballet I ever saw, and it’s stayed with me all these years. I vividly remember pretending I was dancing George’s beautiful choreography to get through the boredom of tendus in ballet class.

Continue reading


7 Comments

Repost: Etsy Wins

etsy

Image by SteveHarvey.com

6/17/16: Here are some (estimated) statistics:

  • Year I first started obsessing about Etsy: 2010
  • Hours per week I spend browsing Etsy: 20
  • Hours per week I spend writing Etsomnia: 7
  • Average number of Etsy-related posts I write per month: 10

In other words, I’ve spent approximately 7,000 hours on Etsy. Personally, I think that number looks a little low, but I digress.

In all my thousands of hours on Etsy, and in spite of all the stellar Etsy sellers I’ve profiled, I’ve never, ever come across something this fantastic. Are you ready? Continue reading


8 Comments

Loving Day

I have just learned of something wonderful I absolutely had to share. On July 10, Lincoln Center in NYC is hosting a (Re)Wedding for anyone whose wedding plans were derailed by Covid. The event has been aptly scheduled in honor of “Loving Day,” the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. While I’m somewhat perplexed as to why it’s being held in July rather than on June 12, which is the typically-observed anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case resolution, it’s still a lovely, slightly heartbreaking idea! Whoever thought this up deserves many, many blessings.

Hooray for love! XOXOXO