The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

My fascination for John Singer Sargent, the 19th century American portraitist, started in the fall of 2018, on a rainy day. The Manhattan gloomy sky and the chilly temperatures were the perfect excuse to meander the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Upon arrival, I checked the docent guided tours on offer that day and opted … Continue reading The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

Annus Horribilis

Queen Elizabeth II called 1992 an annus horribilis, (that's Latin for horrible year). She added “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.” I, Evelyne Fallows, call 2020 my annus horribilis (or shitty year) and will definitely not look back at the first six months with any kind of … Continue reading Annus Horribilis

My “New Normal” during the Covid 19 Lockdown

The view from my living room I don’t know about you, but my days have become shorter and my nights much longer because…what’s the rush in getting up, right? I am a fitness trainer in New York, where all the gyms are closed until further notice, and with the new social distancing norms, my clients … Continue reading My “New Normal” during the Covid 19 Lockdown

Reading During the Lockdown

I recently read on social media that many people struggle reading and focusing during the covid 19 lockdown. I don't know about you, but I haven't had that problem yet. On the contrary, more than ever, reading is a way to escape the lockdown, travel without leaving my apartment, dream or reflect on life and … Continue reading Reading During the Lockdown

COVID-19 and Virtual Drinks

Let me reassure you right there, the meetings with friends are virtual, the drinks though are very real, as my expanding waistline can attest. It all started with my friend Amel's initiative, who always has excellent ideas: since we can't go out and meet in person, why not do it on Zoom? BYOB, she added. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Virtual Drinks