It’s a sign spring is near when I’m able to break out the Jil Sander skirt in +10 temps. This past weekend, I had my balcony doors open complete with a soundtrack of the birds. Perhaps it’s been the fact that I’ve been delving deep into Kinfolk’s The Kinfolk Home book that has be appreciating a slow morning, basking in the warmth that my south-facing apartment brings in at 8 a.m.

Blue is meant in the literal sense here, seeing as my body is finally getting the vitamin D that it so longed for. My best friend and I wandered to a coffee shop near me and found this beautiful navy wall. In a city that prides itself on its expansion–which often entails a lot of glass and concrete–sometimes it’s nice to find these hidden gems that hide between….

This is an excerpt from the article Batwing Blues which originally appeared on