Author: Li & Me in NYC

My First Trader Joe’s Experience

Admittedly, I am late to the game.  I am fortunate to have a Trader Joe’s a block from my house, but it is a VERY popular location and the line out the door has always been a deterrent.  Until now!  I found that 10:30am is the sweet spot to get in without a wait, so after much encouragement from my mom, my friend Stacey and SO many vegan friends I took the plunge. Read more

 

7 Course Plant-Based Dinner

This is a prime example of the magic of NYC! Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending a private 7-Course Plant-Based dinner prepared by Mario Buccellati of Mariolino’s Vegan Italian Kitchen.  The food was indescribable (Seriously cannot tell you how good it was… Just look at it!) and every single thing was made from scratch, including the plant-based cheese! Even if you aren’t plant-based you will LOVE this food and experience and I highly recommend it. Read more

Parkinson’s Disease

When I say Parkinson’s Disease what comes to mind? Do you know anyone with Parkinson’s Disease?

Two years ago my dad was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s Disease. Although we noticed my dad moved a little slower, thought a little slower and had a slight tremor, we thought all would be fine by seeing a neurologist and starting a medication. Read more

Mirta

Happy International Women’s Day! “May all women be free to dream, express, create, and live their deepest heart’s desires.” 

Allow me to introduce you to Opera, from MIRTA.  “Opera” in Italian means masterpiece, and such a title is certainly fitting!  This bag is entirely handmade in Tuscany and simply stunning.  Opera has a soft and glossy finish that takes on a unique and beautiful vintage finish over time.  Truly one-of-a-kind. Read more

Going Vegan

When COVID hit in March I decided to try out Sakara Life, a plant-based meal service.  With virtual school and all the stress of quarantine life I needed something convenient, but I found I really enjoyed the food and rapidly started to feel so much better.  My skin looked healthier.  I didn’t feel as bogged down.  I felt less congested (a constant struggle for me).  

I first only planned to cut out meat, cheese and eggs but quickly found I could no longer eat seafood either (thank goodness for veggie sushi!).  I am such a huge animal lover that this new way of life felt aligned with my values and so began my vegan journey! Read more

Chalkola

I used to spend hours as a kid fostering my creativity through art.  I had entire shelves stocked with supplies and had so much fun playing with different mediums and hosting my own gallery shows for my parents at home.  I love passing on a passion for creativity to Liam, and Chalkola makes it easy with TONS of premium supplies at affordable prices.  

 

We recently spent a rainy day at home and had so much fun with our new Chalkola products.  We set up our table with snacks and supplies and spent hours in our PJ’s drawing, playing tic-tac-toe, and Liam even painted my portrait ? Read more