New York singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Nina Lee has just turned 19. 

Nina loves the feeling of crushed velvet against her skin
Cade 26 burning in her apartment
The Waldorf Astoria and its underground railroad
Reliving a memory through smell

Aperol Spritzes
The tea in the hair salon that she can’t recall the name of that has a ginger-orange type of flavor

The voice of Amy Winehouse

Silk blazers
The Great Gatsby and the Paradiso Bar in Barcelona
Late night swimming in the ocean

Nina will always be found with hand sanitizer in her purse, preferably lavender scented.

The sunsets in Atlantic Beach on summer nights
The specificity of children's handwriting and the innocence that it encapsulates
Tye dye t-shirts and charcoal face masks, and tradition

She loves to experience culture
Rao’s in East Harlem
But she will always go for sushi no matter what time of day

The smell of the Upper West Side after it rains
Nina appreciates that we don’t know what tomorrow brings

The comfort of a yellow cab
Raspy voices, the smell of a cigar
The fear that is life
And the urge to pass every hurdle put in front of her

At a gathering if asked to sing, the answer is always yes.