The apartment we rent here in Brooklyn is in a brownstone building & almost a 100 years old. We are on the top floor {which is a good exercise when you carry groceries}. Some parts of it are upgraded, but most of it is still as it was, with wonky walls & floors that are sloping bad - like a slide in the park. We named it the wonky house - even before we knew it would be ours - it already got a nickname. I gave it a hashtag too, #lifeinthewonkybrooklynhouse.  Last Sunday, I met a man in the neighbourhood garden, who 30 years ago raised his children in this same apartment! Naturally, I invited him to come over soon for some tea & a chat. So when I started my morning in the kitchen, I was thinking about the many stories that happened right here, between these walls - if only they could talk...

-text from my Instagram account @moksicollective on Instagram


Social media has changed the way we interact with each other, how we read and write blogs. I use social media on a daily basis to connect and share but I came to realize that not everyone is using Instagram or Facebook - so they will not see what I share over there.

If this is the case for you, there is another option to keep reading along.

Simply click on this link [here] and it will take you straight away to my Instagram account, where you can easily read along from your PC/Mac or iPad. (By the way - photo's appear much bigger and more attractive on these bigger screens that on our phones, just saying). 

No need to download the Instagram app if you don't want to and you still can see what I share on a regular basis. 

If you do are reading along on social media, Thank you! There are also some other hashtags I've made on Instagram, where you can find photo's grouped together. 

To see my photos, inspirations and observations about New York City, search for #MaureenwandersinNYC

And for peaks of our new life and apartment in Brooklyn, search for #lifeinthewonkybrooklynhouse.

For now, the website is finally open again (yeah!) and I'm looking forward to share more new weekly content to inspire you.

See you soon!


Maureen x