It’s officially summer. May is long awaited. The moment when it is undeniably warm, warmer by the day, the hours of sun longer each day, knowing those coats can be put away for good until fall. May actually started off really unpleasantly cold and wet. I started the month off trudging from the Brooklyn Museum (night?? ) through the rain that was not quite hard enough to warrant an umbrella but more than enough to soak through my hat, finding refuge in a bowl of ramen. And then hiking up to LIC for some Asian soup dessert. I ended the month picnicking in the refuge of a tree’s shade, trying not to move so much to break a sweat. 

current obsessions

things that are / in /

— hoarding cold drinks that span from caffeinated to carbonated to get through WFH days

— making froyo / ice cream (blood orange vanilla with salted orange blossom honey drizzle)

— farmers market walks 🙂

an artsy escape

Took a weekend escape out of the city, into the vast fields of Storm King Art Center. Braving the already intense humid heat of early summer as we picnicked and walked among the oversize sculptures in plein air. Just the right amount of culture and outdoor activity for city dwellers. 

culture fix

like the rest of the world, it was a lot of harry styles. 

also, stranger things. 

also also, personally, british crime shows – ended up going through marcella, the bodyguard, anatomy of a scandal, collateral, criminal:uk.

aapi heritage month

heritage months these days mean a /lot/ of programming. from work events to virtual panels, limited edition menu items to pop up shops, museum nights to creative collaborations. 

a favorite pop up was hosted at renew finds, featuring everything from a tattoo station to a bake sale to a table to decorate bags for heart of dinner.

new finds

a wine shop specializing in orange wine in the lower east side

a pop up breakfast spot in a coffee bar in greenpoint

good bites + sips

hot grass jelly dessert soup on a hot early may day

uncle grandpa sandwich from court street

scallion puffs from silver apricot

iced matcha drinks from cafe kitsune

what's cooking

really transitioned from cold day comforts to warm season fresh ingredients

lazy bowl of ramen comfort with miso eggplant on a chilly day

peanut butter & black sesame butter on chocolate milk bread toast

salad heavy grain bowl is finally in season

japanese breakfast is a vibe every season of the year

roasted gem root veg on ricotta with olives, walnuts and herbs

spring flavors, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, sugar snaps, celery, herbs

flatbread feat. almost summer squash, ricotta, walnuts and basil 

ponzu kewpie salmon w sichimi, heavy herb cucumber salad

liang ban lazy noodles for warmer days

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stumbled upon an LV Virgil x Nike AF1 pop up showcase 

home goods shopping in boerum hill

summer edit

picnic aesthetic

picking up zongzi from the one and only

simple egg + greens + grains formula always hits

exciting you’re here, fan fried rice bar!

sl*t for japanese stationery

nbhd mainstay for matcha

welcome to brooklyn, cafe kitsune

zero proof kick