August 30: Tonight Simon and I tried home cooking again. We made a delicious teriyaki chicken dish, mixed with garlic, onions, sesame oil, ginger, and other random seasonings. Oh, and we definitely didn’t follow a recipe. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
(Rachel Garbade) 

August 30: Tonight Simon and I tried home cooking again. We made a delicious teriyaki chicken dish, mixed with garlic, onions, sesame oil, ginger, and other random seasonings. Oh, and we definitely didn’t follow a recipe. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

(Rachel Garbade) 

August 29: I’m a photographer. By definition, I write with light. So, when I saw the afternoon sun coming through the window and hitting the drying dishes of Simon and my first home cooked meal, I had to jot it down…if you will.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 29: I’m a photographer. By definition, I write with light. So, when I saw the afternoon sun coming through the window and hitting the drying dishes of Simon and my first home cooked meal, I had to jot it down…if you will.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 28: I am currently in the process of moving into my house for senior year, TA 18. The house is a bit of a mess right now, so please refer to this bucolic scene outside of one of the TA’s windows. So lovely, yes?
(Rachel Garbade)

August 28: I am currently in the process of moving into my house for senior year, TA 18. The house is a bit of a mess right now, so please refer to this bucolic scene outside of one of the TA’s windows. So lovely, yes?

(Rachel Garbade)

August 27: A picture of the highway in late August can only mean one thing. I AM HEADED BACK TO VASSAR. It’s actually quite terrifying. I’m headed back for my final year there. Wish me luck as I embark on the tasks of writing a thesis, being editor-in-chief of the style and art magazine, photographing the dance theatre, going to class, and somehow cooking all my own meals. Terrifying.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 27: A picture of the highway in late August can only mean one thing. I AM HEADED BACK TO VASSAR. It’s actually quite terrifying. I’m headed back for my final year there. Wish me luck as I embark on the tasks of writing a thesis, being editor-in-chief of the style and art magazine, photographing the dance theatre, going to class, and somehow cooking all my own meals. Terrifying.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 26: One day the vintage desk that this necklace is hanging in will be all mine.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 26: One day the vintage desk that this necklace is hanging in will be all mine.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 25: I have yet to try this but my favorite fruit is the mango, so I’m assuming this tastes pretty close to amazing.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 25: I have yet to try this but my favorite fruit is the mango, so I’m assuming this tastes pretty close to amazing.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 24: Today was my final day in New York City for a long long time. So, my mom and I decided to check out the new shows at the MoMA. I was bummed that the Christopher Williams show had almost no information about him on the walls, but I will say that the design of that exhibit was very interesting and enjoyable. We saw the small Gertrude Stein exhibit and a couple of photography exhibits in addition to the classic MoMA pieces, such as Monet’s water lilies. The bottom photo is my mom dreaming of those Parisian days in the Orangerie or perhaps even in Giverny, where Monet’s water lilies take center stage.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 23: Is there anything better than prosciutto di parma and gruyere on crackers? Answer: NO.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 23: Is there anything better than prosciutto di parma and gruyere on crackers? Answer: NO.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 22: I had a crazy Friday night. I went to…IKEA!!! I’m living in a house this coming school year so it’s important that I furnish it well. Many many pictures of the house will soon be on this blog.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 22: I had a crazy Friday night. I went to…IKEA!!! I’m living in a house this coming school year so it’s important that I furnish it well. Many many pictures of the house will soon be on this blog.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: This afternoon I walked around Chelsea with my friend Erica. I pretty much introduced her to the wide world of Chelsea art galleries. It was very fun explaining to her how galleries work and answering all her questions about the art world. I tend to walk around galleries and art museums alone most of the time, so it’s always a treat to have someone next to me to ooh and ash with and communicate our distress when we see a pile of thrift store tee shirts on a table that is classified as art.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: Does anyone know why there were a plethora of inflatable animals in the Hudson River near the Village on Thursday?
(Rachel Garbade)

August 21: Does anyone know why there were a plethora of inflatable animals in the Hudson River near the Village on Thursday?

(Rachel Garbade)

August 20: When I don’t know what to photograph I often walk around my house for a while, looking for a nice looking plant or some nice lighting. But today I realized I should just photograph my house! Here’s a picture of my bedroom window. 
(Rachel Garbade)

August 20: When I don’t know what to photograph I often walk around my house for a while, looking for a nice looking plant or some nice lighting. But today I realized I should just photograph my house! Here’s a picture of my bedroom window. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 19: Not pictured: the number of times I ran screaming from this mint plant as a bee chased me away. Pictured: a lovely little bee not disturbing me.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 19: Not pictured: the number of times I ran screaming from this mint plant as a bee chased me away. Pictured: a lovely little bee not disturbing me.

(Rachel Garbade)

August 18: Today my dear friend Jackie visited me! We walked around the reservoir in the morning and then went into my cute little suburban downtown. We sat in the park reminiscing about the past and expressing anxiety about the future, while the sun shined down on us and the wind gently flew through our hair. Oh those summer days…
(Rachel Garbade)

August 18: Today my dear friend Jackie visited me! We walked around the reservoir in the morning and then went into my cute little suburban downtown. We sat in the park reminiscing about the past and expressing anxiety about the future, while the sun shined down on us and the wind gently flew through our hair. Oh those summer days…

(Rachel Garbade)

August 17: Your eyes do not deceive you, my friends. There is icing inside those cookies.
(Rachel Garbade)

August 17: Your eyes do not deceive you, my friends. There is icing inside those cookies.

(Rachel Garbade)