Hello, I'm Stapha.
My mom and baby brother, Alex (who is not quite a baby anymore) are the most important people in my life. I just had to get that out.
I'm a Writer, Journalist and all-around lover of the written word. I'm also a vehement literary enthusiast. Darn proud of it.
When my fingers aren't clashing against the keys of my laptop, I'm either lounging beneath the concave of Bryant Park's southwest porch with Pride and Prejudice fused to one hand and a few Witchcraft cookies weighing down the other - or scouring the city for simple, fortuitous pleasures.
Whether it's savoring a decadent morsel from one of Jacques Torres' quaint little chocolate shops, strolling down the narrow cobblestone streets in the West Village, or tagging along for one of Alex's video-game excursions - I'm happiest when making a connection with the people in my surroundings. I'm all for unexpected pleasures, for it is those moments that are ultimately embedded deep into the well of our fondest memories.
So, here's to lasting memories and sharing them with the people we love!