It has been quite busy over here in NYC. Some of you have asked me when I usually update the site and my answer has always been “twice a week – usually Sundays and Wednesdays.” But for those who have been reading, I’m sorry to disappoint you with the late entries but I can explain! 🙂
Follow along with me in this busy little ritual that has been happening for a couple of weeks now! I’ve been …
– extremely busy with my little 7-8 year old munchkins (Yes, all 26 of them!). We’ve launched our study on birds, experimented with force and motion, planted a gazillion seeds in our garden, learned freestyle and backstrokes in swimming, and got little piggy banks to learn how to count, exchange, and save money! The learning never stops!
There’s a new French culinary destination in town (or in our case, city)!Le District made its debut less than 3 weeks ago in the luxuriously renovated Brookfield Place. You might remember this place from when I wrote about its interior food court in my blog post “Foodies Love Hudson Eats!” Well, renovations are finished and it houses many new shops and stores, an indoor courtyard with palm trees, a temporary music installment, and the new Parisian food court right below Hudson Eats.
Recently the 11th annual Coffee & Tea Festival was held at the Brooklyn Expo in New York City. I had no knowledge of it until my fellow blogger and friend, Joe over at NEO-BHM, told me about it. We quickly snagged some incredibly cheap tickets off a deal site and headed over the next day. Despite the shoulder-to-shoulder bumping and heat from the crowd, the high from caffeine and good company was quite worth the trip to Greenpoint.
I wasn’t really a coffee or tea fan until these last few years. I drink tea quite often since I lived in London back in college. As for coffee, I would sporadically order a caramel macchiato from Starbucks only for the sake of drinking it, but when my brother and coffee enthusiasts introduced me to more hipster and local brewers, I became a spoiled fan of lattes, never wanting anything less than a quarter cup of milk. Yes, that means I’m not really drinking coffee coffee but hey, it tastes darn good. 😉 If you want to know the real science and coffee devotee, hop over to Joe’s blog and you’ll learn more than just where to go for good coffee but what you’re drinking exactly and how it affects your body.
This past weekend was quite busy and eventful! I got to attend and volunteer at the Brews, Bites and Wines Charity Tasting Event held by The Promise Society, whose mission is to host events to help raise money and awareness for other non-profit organizations. I recently heard about this organization through a friend and had an interest to learn more about it. I’m really glad I did!
Here’s a picture of the staff and founder of the Rescuing Leftover Cuisine!
At this event, the Society raised funds for an organization called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, whose mission is to redefine food rescue and end food waste in the U.S. Did you know that food is the #1 material sent to landfills?? Find out more how this organization helps reduce this problem and how you can contribute or donate here at their site.