Welcome to Cassiopeia!

We are Simon and Adaora. We met in high school in Chicago, fell in love somewhere in between midnight study sessions and twelve-hour track meets in the rain, and seven years later, we are living happily ever after in New York City. 

I (Adaora) am a graduate student of social work at NYU, dance my heart out with Bollywood Funk NYC nearly every day of the week, and cook, bake, and otherwise indulge in the art of food whenever time allows.  I also frequently find myself with a pen and a post-it note, dreaming up an itinerary for our next jaunt into the city. 

And I (Simon) spend my days trying to build a computer from DNA, playing music, training martial arts and generally wishing I could fly. I spend a lot of time lost in thought and engaged in a never-ending quest for life energy, and strive to bring chaos and spontaneity to any otherwise well-planned excursion. 

Together, we try to explore as much of this urban jungle as humanly possible and live life to the very fullest while we’re at it. We also believe in capturing each of the beautiful moments and simple pleasures along the way and sharing them with you through our stories and photography. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog!  If you like what you see, and/or have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you! 

***P.S. A note on the name Cassiopeia here. :)