12 Nov 2019

Time Travel

Time Travel

From India to Beirut. Beirut to Amsterdam. And Amsterdam, home. Time Travel. Across four time zones. To a new day. And homemade chai here at the Pfister. Today I woke at 3:34am. To a full moon and minus six degrees. In India it was just after 3 in the afternoon and ninety degrees.  Memories flash […]

7 Nov 2019

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

I love books. All books. Anywhere and everywhere. I love the way they stretch across borders and speak in many languages. The way they sit on shelves and lay on floors. The way they smell. And take me to places near and far. The way the words fall into place, sometimes so devastatingly and beautifully, […]

24 Sep 2019

Dandelions

Dandelions

“By the time you see a dandelion plant it is well established. There is always a new generation waiting.” Molly Snyder finds dandelions beautiful. Dandelions. It is not what I expected her to say when she was here at the Pfister, her hand in mine. I was drawing on her with my henna cone and […]

11 Jun 2019

25 Cups of Tea

25 Cups of Tea

Lost in the back of the house, I follow the friendly faces behind the scenes at the Pfister to the main kitchen. It is almost 8:30 am and time to make chai. In between pinching myself and asking how it is that I get to be here in the kitchen of the Pfister, one of […]

4 Jun 2019

travel to india and experience the art of henna here at the pfister…

travel to india and experience the art of henna here at the pfister…

as a little girl, my love for henna awakened me and all of my senses in a way that has never left me and even now the smell takes me back to india, on the floor of my grandfather’s flat, there is singing and spirited conversation— the kind that only comes when women gather to […]

29 May 2019

mystical and enchanting…

mystical and enchanting…

often times, i find inspiration in the smallest of moments;moments that I have experienced hundreds of times… this morning i shared one of those moments,as i have done so many times since they were young,making chai with samara and rana mystical and enchantinghomemade chai brings me home to my roots and gives me a sense […]