2014 Year in Review

photos taken with instagram @iluvpotato “Nothing is achieved without effort.” 2014 has been a milestone. It was not easy, starting the year and on my birthday being unemployed. But it was an opportunity to take the time to rejuvenate, rethink, and rediscover the city I grew up in and reviewing my personal goals. A transitionContinue reading “2014 Year in Review”

New York City Brunch

We work for the weekends and brunch is one of the many more reasons to why.  It is the one meal that fanfare into the weekend and it is the one meal people seem willingly to queue up to a hour or more for a table in the city.  Perhaps it’s the bloody marys, theContinue reading “New York City Brunch”

Ten Under a Buck

With high cost in rent, food, transportation in most cities these days, it can get depressing living in a big city like New York City where on a daily basis where most of us are watching our budget.  I am probably the worst Chinese when it comes to crunching numbers but what I did inheritContinue reading “Ten Under a Buck”

2013 Year in Review

photos taken with instagram by iLuvpotato © 2013 It’s hard to believe another year has gone by and as I get older, “staying in” has a whole new feeling.  Maybe because I traveled more frequent than any other years.  I started 2013 with an annual sister bonding West coast trip from San Francisco, Seattle toContinue reading “2013 Year in Review”

Deep Impact

Photos taken with Instagram by iLuvPotato I am writing this on 12.21.2012 and the world was suppose to end according to the Mayan calendar.  If the world did end and my last meal was at Runner and Stone grand opening party with a 6 course meal then I feel pretty content.  Although, I am gladContinue reading “Deep Impact”

In Pursuit of Eating

2011 can be summarized as the year of the oysters.  I even learned to shuck a few, all under the influence from work in planning for an oyster saloon and also the trend in seeing bivalves on the menu and oyster bars opening across New York City.  Sure, they’re great finger food but  oysters was once a NewContinue reading “In Pursuit of Eating”

All I want for Christmas is Kitchen Supplies

I finally purchased one of these!  Merry Christmas to me!   It’s been on my wish list for a very very long time.  Recently I discovered a charming kitchen appliance shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Whisk.  Though I did not purchase this seductive red, 2 Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven at Whisk, it reminded meContinue reading “All I want for Christmas is Kitchen Supplies”

REAL CHOCOLATE MADE IN BROOKLYN

Above is a photo of me and my family at the Hersey’s chocolate factory, when we visited in 1999 on our way to Washington, DC.  It was on the Chinatown travel agency tour itinerary that my mother had booked.  Hersey’s is a giant American corporation that produces chocolate and quite frankly an American icon and somehowContinue reading “REAL CHOCOLATE MADE IN BROOKLYN”

Summer is fading…

I rarely make travel plans during the summer.  As much as I dread the heat, the rancid smell of city streets and dodging tourists, I like summer in New York City a lot.  It is an expensive city to live in, with high rent, fare hikes, and cost of food inflation.  Though, if you’re aContinue reading “Summer is fading…”

summer has only begun…

Summer of 2011 has been eventful so far and I admittedly love it!   It’s always been one of my most dreaded season of the year because I do not do well with heat, humidity and  did I mention summer in New York City rancid smell is unbearable.  This may sound depressing to some peopleContinue reading “summer has only begun…”