Day 197: The HYPe.
After our morning asana we kicked off the day by delving into the kriyas of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
For anyone who thinks their asana practice is hardcore, pick up this book and prepare to get schooled.
Day 196: Down the Rabbit Hole.
After my yoga TT, Andrés and I hopped on the Brooklyn-bound L to experience my lovely little dynamo Tara in the inexplicable wonder that is Third Rail Project’s Then She Fell!
A truly enchanting experience, Then She Fell is a genre of it’s own. If you’re curious about falling down the rabbit hole, this is definitely a show to be seen.
Truly brilliant. Ridiculously so.
Day 195: Dietary Needs.
I’m going to interpret the whole not being hungry all day until opening the freezer and seeing the tub of Cappuccino Swirl Almond Dream after getting home at 10pm as my body telling me I need more sweets in my life.
And that is something I am not inclined to argue with.
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!