Around this time three years ago, I was heading off to New York City to visit my lovely friend Ira in Queens. Ira is a beautiful style connoisseur and the most loyal of friends, but don’t underestimate—she is a true femme fatale on the tennis court! I am blessed to have known her since high school in Macedonia, and the Big Apple was the perfect backdrop for our reunion. We had an amazing time wandering the city, playing on the swing-set in Central Park (true confession), dining in SoHo, and drifting in and out of shops and cafes. I recently came across a couple photos I took during that visit, and thought them a fitting tribute to a beloved friend and a charming city. I developed them myself in the dark room, so please excuse the scratches!