Author: Li & Me in NYC

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

NYC has an unparalleled magic during the holiday season.  The 5th Avenue window displays are one of my favorite sights to take in this time of year when Cartier, Saks, Louis Vuitton, Bergdorfs, Tiffany’s and so many more high-end brands deck out their storefronts with holiday cheer (aka a LOT of lights).  This year we walked past them all on our way to witness the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Plaza. Read more

Vegan Gift Guide

Welcome to my first EVER gift guide! I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite brands and products I use all the time.  If you are looking for the perfect gift for the plant-based person on your list this holiday season you have come to the right place.  These finds are all vegan, sustainable and under $500.  Happy holidays and happy shopping! Read more

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