June feels like a blip. Like one moment it was May and then suddenly July looms, we’re halfway through the year, the days are getting shorter and sweaty summer nights are numbered.

June is Pride Month, June is Juneteenth. And apparently June is when the Supreme Court decides to throw all progress out the window and take us back in time. We’re nostalgic for the before times, sure, but we meant the pandemic, not the Global Sixties.

June was a bleak start to summer. As they long days wore on, it transitioned from hesitantly warm to decidedly hot. But longer days mean more time to spend out and about, and there’s nothing like summer in the city.

culture fix

June was a culture-heavy month. Started off strong with a mid-week trip up to the Met for the fashion exhibition. 

Somehow unintentionally attended two (2) premiere screenings: Ms Marvel (which was followed by a surprise and very endearing cast panel moderated by Hasan Minaj), and Spiderhead (which was a baby netflix screening that felt like a nice gesture but honestly this movie probably would have been better watched from home like a true netflix movie – sorry tny!)

And of course watched the new Top Gun movie (which was objectively so much better and subjectively much more enjoyable) at a drive in on an offensively cold summer night after an absurdly colorful sunset over the city.


good bites

ate quite sporadically this month, but alas, it’s summer


@ nonono

danish pastries

@ ole & steen

avocado memela

@ for all things good

halvah croissant

@ librae

lunchy bowls

@ milu

current obsessions

shopping irl, or even window shopping

which is a big deal for someone who prefers online shopping

plus it is an activity that gets you out the house and away from screens

plus plus it makes me consciously think about shopping local, and in turn offers new discoveries in every shop

what's cooking

heavy on the citrus

summer squash + olive + lemon pappardelle

roasted cauliflower & colorful potato salad

meyer lemon winter melon cocktail

cold brew citrus tonics from here on out

mini okonomiyaki topped w lots of furikake

chocolate mascarpone blackberry mousse

new favorites

yunhai finally opened a brick and mortar shop, conveniently in my own neighborhood, dangerously easy access to dried fruit snacks (particularly obsessed with the pearl guava)

new aapi founded food products 

— AFAR savory protein bars

— ONE STRIP CHAI tea blends

— MUNCHROOMS dried mushroom “jerky”


camera roll

librae is a very very strong new favorite bakery contender

nonono was a yesyesyes

petition to have every city library have a peaceful public rooftop

POV sad desk lunch that might look fancy but is still sad

summer in the city

showfields: like an eerily uncrowded experiment in experiential retail, color this marketer intrigued

golden hour, trying to find inspo to cook without using the stove

ilysm chinatown

i mean most people are enchanted by the library room but i adore the dramatic windows