Author: Li & Me in NYC

Italy – all the goodness😋

I told everyone I would come back from Italy 10 lbs heavier…and I may have reached my goal 😉
Tons of pizza, focaccia bread, caprese, pasta, wine, fish, gelato and desserts…Oh and how can I forget…countless cappuccinos! I must’ve averaged 3 per day. But when in Rome!  Read below for our favorite stops in each city.

Rome:
Papa Rex – Known for their fish. Close proximity to the Vatican. Definitely a great spot after the Vatican (minus the tourists). Read more

Gelato class

Are you looking for a fun (and yummy!) activity in the city this summer?  My girlfriend Stacey so thoughtfully gifted me a gelato making class at Mia for my birthday.  I’ve been having some Italy withdraws so it was the perfect time to now book a class and take part! Read more

Italy 

As most of you know I recently returned from a 9-day tour of Italy.  There aren’t sufficient words to describe this country, but I will tell you it was a borderline life-changing experience!  Since it seems to be on most people’s bucket lists (and I am ready to go again anytime) I thought I’d let you in on all the details of where we went, what we ate and drank, the landmarks we visited, and more! Read more

Liam’s Birthday

This year Liam chose to celebrate his birthday at Chelsea Piers.  With SO much to do this was the perfect venue for my active boy and his friends.  They offer birthday parties customized by age, so whether you have a toddler, a teen, or an inbetweener they will have a blast. Read more
 

Eataly in Flatiron District

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit Eataly in Flatiron District I can’t recommend enough that you take advantage this summer.  Part market, part café, part restaurant…and several of each at that…there’s truly something for everyone and every palate.  If you love fresh, high-quality food, cheeses, baked goods, chocolates, coffee, and wine, you’ll want to pull up a chair and never leave.  Not only that, they host tons of classes and events, and yes, they cater! Read more
 

VIIcode

One downfall of travel, birthday celebrations, and All. The. Things. is the resulting tired, puffy eyes.  With my hectic schedule lately, I was feeling the effects (even in the form of dark circles, which are rarely an issue for me) and it was a perfect time to test out some new products from VIIcode. Read more

Bergdorf’s Afternoon Tea

When you don’t live close to your mom, you appreciate her in a whole new way.  Liam was so excited to have his grandmother in town and, to be honest, so was I!  We always fit in a girl’s shopping day when she comes to town and this visit was no exception.  To start, we donned our best hats and headed out to high tea at Bergdorf’s. Read more

Vision Expo

Don’t you just a love a good ladies’ night out?  I recently had a truly memorable one at The Gramercy Park Hotel for Vision Expo, presented by the Vision Council.  Since I tend to spend most evenings at home with my little guy and fur babies (which I love!) it’s nice sometimes to glam up, get out, and just be me for a night. In every stage of my life ladies’ nights have been a vital part of my self-care…they are just so good for the soul. Read more