march 21, 2024 Volume 001
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Hi friends,
Happy Spring! 🌸
I'm excited to share this first edition of our weekly culture newsletter.* This newsletter has been a long time coming - we wanted to roll this out many moons ago but other items on our to-do list took precedent!
Lilith NYC is all about showing up in the world with awareness, intention, and purpose. Our hope here is to share more than just a roundup - we want to create a space that builds community, starts conversations, and celebrates cultures across the globe. 
We'll be sharing convos we're having, articles & books we've been reading, and info we think is worth sharing with our community. We hope that it may spark something to help you show up more fully in the world.
Don't hesitate to reply with your suggestions, thoughts, favorite podcasts, #goodreads, #goodeats, your favorite products! Let's keep this a 2-way convo!
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Shoes On. Eyes Open. 
weekly highlight—
Pop-ups & Events sole dxb | studio kayamai | pr x kiku
In case you've missed it, we've been on the road the last few months! ✈️
We were invited to Sole DXB, which took place in December, where we had the chance to meet Dubai's sneaker community and catch up with a few Lilith NYC friends as well! Then we hopped over to Sri Lanka, where our friends at Studio Kayamai and PR x KIKU graciously hosted us. Given that so much of our inspo comes from the island, it was lovely to share some behind the scenes of our brand story with the broader Colombo community!
Check out our Instagram highlights for all the travel BTS including our visits to a few Geoffrey Bawa properties, where we soaked up all the inspo!
keep up to date on future pop-ups & events here
romesh dissanayake (Sri Lankan, Koryo Saram) is a writer from Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. His first novel, When I open the shop, was the winner of the 2022 Modern Letters Fiction Prize from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
In his small noodle shop in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, a young chef obsessively juliennes carrots. Nothing is going according to plan: the bills are piling up, his mother is dead, and there are strangers in his kitchen. The ancestors are watching closely. 
Told through a series of brilliant interludes and jump cuts, When I open the shop is sometimes blackly funny, sometimes angry and sometimes lyrical, and sometimes – as a car soars off the road on a horror road trip to the Wairarapa – it takes flight into surrealism. A glimpse into immigrant life in Aotearoa, this is a highly entertaining, surprising and poignant debut novel about grief, struggle and community.
You can also read his poem Six Am in Colombo/Cinnamon Gardens here.
Famine in northern Gaza is 'imminent,' warns the world's leading authority on hunger via NPR
     Great news. Now let's make it free!
Revisiting this piece on Dries Van Noten on the heels of his retirement announcement
Priya Ragu, Tamil-Swiss artist at Elsewhere in NYC                            
     See you there!
Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within retrospective currently on exhibit at the Noguchi Museum
Swooning over these Twin Jhumki by fellow, QNS-based brand, Nath Jewelry
Tamil and Queens inspired playlists by Lilith NYC
Forever boppin' our heads to a beat. Old school classics, new & old Tamil jams to full moon and new moon playlists - we've curated it all! We also have a bonus QNS to the WRLD playlist that we recommend listening to on shuffle, to enjoy all the eclectic beats! It's all very random - you've been warned! 
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