The term modern traditionalist came together after years of searching for something to describe not only my ideology but also my interests. I was constantly being called modern because I believe in equality for all, my husband hyphenated his last name with mine, but you’re more likely to find me at a jazz club in SoHo than a Bushwick warehouse party. I still write letters, and often, to friends and family, and seal it with a waxed seal. I love tradition with an emphasis on classic rather than trendy.
For Christmas, my husband, mother and I took a trip to Scotland to explore where our ancestors came from. We spent the holidays in a historic castle complete with mulled wine and games around the fire after enjoying the queen’s Christmas address.
I love cooking with my husband in our tiny NYC kitchen and enjoying as many new experiences as possible. From rooftop dinners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to jazz in SoHo to movie nights in Bryant Park, and protesting through the streets of Manhattan, I find balance by taking the modern traditionalist ideology with me wherever I go. You can’t live in NYC and not fall in love with this culturally diverse country, if you don’t believe me try Ukrainian pierogies at Veselka!