I'm Mikki – a writer and editor with a penchant for wandering the globe.
Whenever I’m out somewhere and there’s an empty seat next to me, I always love the anticipation of who might fill it. Last week at the New York Public Library, a woman who was on vacation from LA sat next to me and we instantly struck up a friendship, meeting again for coffee later that week before she went home.
It made me think of all of my great friendships that have come from just saying hello to a stranger. @wesley in a cafe in Nashville, @leslie_bazelot while waiting for a boat on a tiny island in the Philippines, @stephanieoge in a laundromat, @_sendmeonmyway_ in a high school cooking class when I was a foreign exchange student in Nebraska ...
Can’t wait to see who fills the next chair ✨
Peaches basking in a NYC heatwave
For anyone who has ever been in love (which, I hope, is most of us), this memoir is a gem. It’s by @mandy_len_catron - you probably saw her @nytimes Modern Love article about the 36 questions that can make you fall in love with anyone. This is an extension of that and explores the ways society has instructed us to view love. (I especially appreciated the academic deep dive into the social machinations of Pretty Woman.) Anyone read it?
I was so happy to have the chance to combine two of my greatest loves - travel and design - for a feature on the world’s must-visit design destinations for the new travel section in @dwellmagazine ... A huge thank you to Ravi Nairobi, Javier Reyes, Yesomi Umolu, Jinhee Park, and Benedetta Tagliabue for letting me pick their brains for travel tips in their beloved cities!
You can never have enough plants in your life ...
I definitely take my home-scenting seriously ...
It’s an Edith Piaf kind of mood
Moody evening sunlight means summer’s (finally) almost here.
What I love about my job is that I get to talk to such fascinating people. For this month’s issue of @luxemagazine I interviewed artist @laurenrseiden who creates socially driven sculptural works that she painstakingly covers in graphite using a pencil (yep, she has infinite patience). Thanks, Lauren, for letting me delve into your creative process!