Hi – we’re Tohm and Darryl. Thank you for taking time to get to know us. We admire your strength and courage in navigating this difficult decision, and we hope this book gives you an idea of who we are and the life we lead.
A little about us: we met nearly a decade ago, made our home in New York City, and have built a life filled with family, friends, and love. We’re fortunate to come from two large families, each with rich traditions we’ve incorporated into our life, and we’d like to share all we’ve been blessed with and grow our family.
We wish you much strength and support during this time. Thank you for taking the time to consider us.
Fun Facts about Tohm & Darryl
Favorite place: Harlem is home. We moved in together in 2013 and have lived in the same neighborhood for eight years. We’re attracted to the beauty of Harlem: it’s black history, it’s tight-knit community that looks out for each other, the numerous playgrounds and parks, and the local, kid-friendly events and block parties that make us want to raise a child here.
Favorite foods: we love eating food we grew up with. Darryl is from the Louisiana countryside and grew up on his mom’s soul food and Tohm was born in Israel and grew up prepping meals with his mom. We embrace each other’s cultures and traditions in our home: Tohm cooks a traditional soul food New Year’s Day meal every year of cornbread, black eyed peas, and collard greens, while Darryl will whip up hummus and a fresh tomato and cucumber salad.
Favorite hobbies: we wake up early every morning, work out, and then take our dog, Titan, for a long walk in our local park. We enjoy spending this quality time together. On the weekends, we like to stay active and explore New York City on foot, visiting museums, going to concerts, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Favorite music: R&B and Soul! We bonded over our love of music and navigated the biggest conflict in our marriage to date: Janet or Beyonce. (The answer is both!). We have music playing in our house all day and love going to see live shows. Our favorite concerts are Anthony Hamilton, India.Arie, and Jazmine Sullivan.