Day 194: Fair Warning.
Clearly, Piccolo cafe on the Upper West is not fucking around.
Day 193: Midnight Gyoza.
Nothing satiates the late night hunger quite like the flavor profile of pan fried dumplings.
Day 192: No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn.
The pure and utter joys of waiting for the Brooklyn-bound Q at 1:30 am.
Clearly the Beastie Boys didn’t get clever enough with the subway platforms…
Day 191: This is How we Grieve.
Most families drink heavily between services… right?
Day 190: Morning Smiles.
How could I NOT have a good day when this is what greets me as I get a pot of coffee brewing?
Day 189: Back to Basics.
During our lunch break at TT, I felt inclined to get reacquainted with the tradition.
" Practice of asanas without the backing of yama (abstention) or niyama (observance) is mere acrobatics." - B.K.S. Iyengar
A grounding thought to keep in mind when you finally get into the full expression of that pose that’s been humbling you for the last few weeks.
188: Microfoam Love.
On our final day of training at Tessa, a new upscale Mediterranean restaurant opening on the Upper West Side that asked me to be a part of their team a few weeks back, we learned the virtues of latte art. As as aspect of training, Irving Farms Coffee Roasters came in to teach us all about the coffee we would be serving, from how the beans were traded to making pretty designs on top of it with microfoam.
Tessa opens to the public on Thursday, April 3rd. Feel free to come in by, grab a bite of delicious Mediterranean fare and chill!
Day 187: Ebb and Flow.
They say that these are not the best of times,
But they’re the only times I’ve ever known;
And I believe there is a time for meditation,
In cathedrals of our own.
Now I have seen that sad surrender in my lover’s eyes,
And I can only stand apart and sympathize;
For we are always what our situations hand us,
It’s either sadness or euphoria.
- Billy Joel
Day 186: Harder Better Faster Stronger
So what exactly does one do when they’ve been rejected by the graduate program of their dreams?
Come back again next year. Better.