Had I known better, I would’ve been a restoration architect. But I hadn’t, so here I am. A lawyer by day, and not by night, — well, at least not if I can help it. My interests run passionately along these two lines: the law, and art. I am blessed to live in culturally-rich Chicago — I absolutely love it. I love the City’s exceptional architecture. The paradox of its visual “togetherness” amidst an ethnically and lifestylewise diverse population and history. I love the city’s sounds, its food, its elegance, its efficiency … its pulse. I love that I live by the Lake, and that my window looks out to the cityscape. I will be moving to the UK soon. All for love (wow, who knew!). So soon enough, I will miss Chicago, even as I look forward to wonderful new experiences in Europe, and inevitably compare one place’s apples with another’s oranges. Now wouldn’t THAT will be exciting? So, until the move across the pond, and beyond, stay in your armchairs and travel with me. :)
Postscript: Since then, I married the Englishman, and moved to the UK, although I remain “transcontinental” for the most part. I shuttle back and forth across the pond for work (I still practice as an attorney in the US; and while in the UK, I “telecommute” work across cyberspace and rely heavily on a wonderful legal assistant). The US is also where I do most of my shopping. I have yet to appreciate to the Kate-Moss fashion sense I see in most “shops” here in the UK, much less attempt to add any to my wardrobe. They are also, not cheap, compared to US prices. But until then, the thrill is in the search for my new favorites.
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