#50: A Second Place to Call Home

Genesee River“After moving to Rochester, NY, from an enormous-sized city like Bangkok, Thailand, I fell in love with the intimate atmosphere that surrounds this community. The fact that I could drive more than three miles in 25 minutes was like a breath of fresh air. And speaking of fresh air, Rochester is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and views in all directions.

“I moved to Rochester, NY, to pursue a master’s degree in graphic design and photography at RIT in what was supposed to be a temporary stay. I felt at home when I first arrived, and after meeting a Rochester native, fell in love and started my family here.

“I knew that if I were to stay here I must find a way to bring a bit of ‘home’ to this community. My husband and I own and operate a boutique called Fahsye which features women’s and men’s fashion accessories from Thailand that I source from a few family friends in manufacturing and with the help of my mother and sister.

“Our boutique is located in the North Winton Village section of town and we live in Cobbs Hill. The southeast portion of the city has a ton to offer both young families and empty nesters alike. Restaurants, museums, historic neighborhoods to take a stroll through, and shopping! I love Rochester and am proud to call it home. I hope you are too!”

—Suthida Fon Sakulsurarat, Cobbs Hill neighborhood

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