Chinatown is a vastly different landscape today from what it was even just a few short years ago, but more significant are the differences from from 84 years ago when neighborhood-staple Fong Inn Too opened. Because of all of the neighborhood changes, this, the oldest, consistently family-owned store in tofu shop in Chinatown and perhaps in all of America, located at 46 Mott Street, finally closed its doors on January 15, 2017. Continue reading “In Love in New York: Goodbye Fong Inn Too”
The journey of wedding planning is beautiful at times. But one cannot overlook the absolutely horrific trends that have come up in recent times. From “mooning” in photographs rampant sexism and extreme attempts to rebel against the norm. Continue reading “13 of the Worst Wedding Trends and What To Do Instead”
It was July, 2016, and things were changing– My belly was getting flabbier, my energy levels were falling, I was irritable beyond belief, and moving in the morning seemed impossible. At the same time though, I had kept hiking, exercising, drinking, and carrying on as per usual. Continue reading “That Big Moment: I’m Pregnant. What do I do Now?”
Are you looking for the perfect, irresistible breakfast companion or dessert to bring along to your next gathering? Look no further. After contemplating countless recipes across the internet, I have mastered the perfect monkey bread muffin!
Expressing gratitude isn’t a job or a task with no reward. As with any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to relationships, it’s really important to express these thoughts and their attached emotions to increase your presence, focus, connection, and in turn, your own happiness. Continue reading “52 Ways to be Grateful for the Fire Life”
We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”
It has been a little more than five months since the last time that I have checked in here. Things have been evolving and reshaping my life and my relationships in ways that I could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Continue reading “Three-Quarters of 2016 is Gone. What Have You Done?”