In keeping with the theme of “looking back,” this picture was taken last Thursday, on my first official day of “staycation.” Tropical Storm Bill finally hit us here in New York City, so my plans for a picnic in Bryant Park were scratched. I ducked into a Le Pain Quotidien instead where I bought a homemade organic  granola parfait (plain yogurt between layers of fruit and what I think was pumpkin seed granola, sweetened with only a little bit of honey) with a super hot mint tea and curled up in the window to read Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper. This is the first novel I’ve read in five years, and I couldn’t put it down.

Aug 28 - Le Pain