Author: Li & Me in NYC

Flowers

During these uncertain times I’ve found it so soothing to have fresh flowers all over the house. They smell good, spruce up my décor, brighten the space, and lift my mood. Did you know that having fresh flowers in the home can lower anxiety and fatigue, and just bring an overall happiness to your life? Sign me up! Read more

It’s Our Birthday!

It’s always been special to me that Li and I have our birthdays one day apart! (I was actually induced on my birthday but my stubborn boy decided he wanted his own day.)  Our birthdays looked much different this year amid the COVID-19 Stay at Home orders, but we still made it special and memorable. Read more

Gua Sha

Do you Gua Sha?  It’s a routine I’ve fallen in love with recently!  If you aren’t familiar, gua sha is part of traditional Chinese medicine where you use a tool to comb the skin in order to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and promote healing.  After a few weeks of performing this ritual morning and night I’ve noticed a reduction in puffiness and inflammation, and an overall healthy glow in my face.  I also find the process very calming and stress relieving. Read more

Halloween 2019

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I like to go ALL out.  I decked out our front stoop with spiderwebs, skulls, pumpkins, gourds…all the good stuff I can conjure up!  Since we are the only ones on the block to go to this extent we get a lot of visitors leading up to Halloween, and we absolutely love it! Read more

Charleston

Life is busy (understatement of the decade?).  We all have so many commitments to work and family and all the things that our friendships can sometimes come in last place.  Well, I am here to tell you if you take one thing to heart, know this…friendship is not a luxury.  It is absolutely vital to your well-being.  Every year I plan a girls trip for this very reason.  This year I went with my lovely friends, Carla & Jasmin, to Charleston, SC and it did not disappoint! Read more

Little Black Dress

A little black dress will forever be a classic staple in any wardrobe.  It simply never goes out of style and there are so many fun, on-trend ways to modernize the look.  You may say I’ve been on a bit of a LBD kick lately (to put it lightly) so I thought why not share some of my current fave finds with you!  Bonus: Most of these are insanely affordable on Rent the Runway.  So get ready to follow along and find your favorite holiday garb for the upcoming season… Read more

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