Every month I chronicle those ordinary delights that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for February:

1. Instagram: I’ve talked about my need to pay attention and Instagram instantly allows me to do so. My gaze is focused on the sky, the flowers and the beauty of my everyday life. This sunset is my most recent capture of the desert sky as another day comes to a close:


Here are other Instagram accounts I adore:

Face the Foliage: Portraits out of the leaves and flowers;
CoCo Lavine: Images of American Ballet Theater
Danielle LaPorte: Inspirational quotes from the author of The Desire Map
Maya_on_the_Move: Maya the bulldog’s adventures in NY and LA.
Humans of NY: New York City – one story at a time.

2. Award Shows: I am a huge fan of award shows. Some of my favorite memories with my sister center around nights in our living room watching the Grammy’s and dancing along with the performers. I adore the Globes and Oscars, as well as the Grammy awards. For me, award shows are a pleasant escape, where I like to admire the fashion, discover new songs and artists and learn about unfamiliar stories.

3. My satchel book bag: I love my brown satchel bag – it’s my go-to bag when I decide to write or work outside of my office. It holds my computer, a few books and my paper calendar. The best part about this particular bag is that it was a gift from my husband almost 15 years ago.


4. Eating local at Om Bistro: It gives me great pleasure to support a local area business. A friend told me about a local Indian restaurant, Om Bistro, where they serve cuisine that tastes incredibly authentic to what you might find if you traveled overseas. I am a huge fan of several of their menu items and it has become a restaurant favorite with my family.


What were some of your everyday delights this month?