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These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things // Vol. 27

Happy Friday!!! Hope you all had a good week. I’m looking forward to the warm weather that’s coming my way in NYC tomorrow. I plan to spend all of tomorrow after I teach outside soaking up the sunshine.

This week’s favorites are short and sweet. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week:

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new restaurant: Lucky Lee’s

To say I’m excited about this restaurant opening up in my ‘hood is a wild understatement. Holy moly am I SO excited Lucky Lee’s is finally open. Lucky Lee’s is new, clean eating restaurant created by a nutritionist. The entire menu is gluten-free, dairy-free and corn-free. Think cauliflower fried rice (yup!), grass-fed beef and baked sesame chicken goodness.

lucky lee's chinese nyc

I’ve only been able to go once since they opened earlier this week (but I’m planning on going later today for lunch 😂) and I’m already obsessed. I got the baked sesame chicken with green beans and the high veggie lo mein. Everything was excellent, but I have to say the green beans really stole the show.

[Update]: It has been brought to my intention that there is a major discussion around Lucky Lee’s and how this healthy take on Chinese food by a white restauranteur is cultural appropriation.

I will completely honest when I say I don’t think I am the person to make a comment on this as someone that is white and Jewish-American. But I do think it’s important to mention and I apologize if my inclusion of this restaurant as one of my favorite things this week is offensive to anyone. For me I’m just excited to share a restaurant that many of my friends with dietary restrictions or allergies can dine at and excited to have another lunch option in my neighborhood.

I am sorry if my inclusion of this restaurant is seen as anything but that. 

my first ice cream of the season at Van Leeuwen

The weather Monday was SPECTACULAR. I was a happy camper wearing my Birkenstocks. After teaching three classes Monday evening I got me some Van Leeuwen ice cream on the walk home from the yoga studio. The vegan chocolate chip cookie dough is my personal favorite 🙂

van leeuwen vegan

The Bold Type is BACK!

I don’t watch a lot of new TV shows these days besides Rupaul’s Drag Race and Project Runway. But one show I do watch? The Bold Type on Freeform. Last summer I binge watched the first two seasons and became a somewhat mega fan of the show. It follows a fictional version of the magazine Cosmopolitan and three best friends navigating work-life balance in the years after graduating college.

puffer jacket from Lululemon

I’m heading to the UK with my parents in a little over a week. AHHH! I have a feeling the weather is going to be on the damp + chilly side (when is it not in London?). This week I ordered a new puffer jacket from Lululemon. It’s got a hood, you can stuff it into a tiny little carry pouch, and it’s deceptively warm. Get ready to see me rocking this jacket on social media all vacation long.

Around the Web:

this guide to photography and editing photos for instagram is SO thorough and helpful

• have you heard about the controversy with photos taken at the new Hudson Yards “Vessel?”

• I’m so so proud of my friend Jordan for launching her business. She talks 3 things she’s learned in 3 months as an entrepreneur

And you? What are you loving this week?


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