If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good snowstorm in NYC. Brooklyn was buried in snow this month, creating a magical backdrop for events to unfold. I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a table full of goodies, frolicked in the fluffy white outdoors (or tried to), and did a lot of freelance writing work.
There were some not-to-pleasant moments, like a champagne bottle exploding and injuring my hand (I know, first world problems), and an apparent attempted break-in. I also said goodbye to a friend who I’ve known for about a decade and attended my first Zoom memorial service in her honor. February was all about the ups and downs. The highs and lows.
Here’s the vlog! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Hey Mishka YouTube channel for more cozy, creative vlogs.
And, as always, a few snaps from throughout the month.
I haven’t taken a proper selfie in a while! Behold, my chapped winter lips and unruly bangs. Some things never change.
Fun fact… we actually almost moved into this gorgeous 3-bedroom apartment. We went to see it on a whim and it was perfect—like, upend your life, break your lease kind of perfect.
But then we were informed of the landlord’s decision to seal off the basement and back yard. In the end, we stayed put. Still, it was fun to dream. 😉 Here’s a snap from one little corner of the place:
I experienced my first Zoom memorial service this month, which I go into a bit more detail on in the vlog. My friend Stef passed away after her battle with cancer. I still can’t believe it, but this digital service allowed her loved ones from all over the world to gather and say goodbye.
Even after the pandemic, I hope we have digital memorials and things available to those who are unable to travel. I’m sure this service provided much-needed closure and comfort for many.
Valentine’s Day was sweet—literally. 🍰💕 I made this card for E from our engagement announcements. Despite my double chin, it’s still my favorite photo of us, ever.
Something that’s not in the vlog, but I’m quite proud of: The amount of decluttering I got done this month.
A few snaps from chill, snowy days…
Here’s the exploding champagne bottle that scared the hell out of me and left my hand with some nasty scars. More on that in the vlog as well.
And, finally, the incredible cakes E brought home from Paris Baguette to wrap up a month with many highs and lows.
Mostly highs. I’m feeling quite grateful at the end of it all.
I hope your month was creative, amorous, scrumptious, and lovely.
Are we ready for spring 2021? Yes, I think we are!
P.S. Missed my January vlog? Watch it here: