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Tavern On The Green – New York Restaurant Week 2018

Tavern On The Green is one place I always wanted to check out because it carries so many fames. My friends always recommend me to go there. But as you all know, New York really spoils me because of too many choices.

But I won’t miss the opportunity any more at this time! My parents’ friends are visiting New York, the first welcome lunch – I chose to go Tavern On The Green. Especially I can bring them to try the wonderful deal for the restaurant week. Also the restaurant locates at Central Park, they must feel so happy to enjoy the meal at this amazing park for the first time traveling in New York.

Let’s enjoy the meal now!

Starting from the Appetizers.

As we are a big group, we tried everything!

Everything is very tasty, and my favorite is GRILLED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM FLATBREAD. But be careful, it is a very big Appetizer!

Let’s go Entrees now~

We also tried everything, but sorry I forgot to take the photo of Risotto. Everyone enjoyed the meal so much. I can’t say which one is better because they are all perfect.

We ordered two extra dessert because we have a kid on the table. He super loves the cheese cake dessert.

About the history of Tavern on the Green:

Originally designed by Calvert Vaux, Tavern on the Green was built as a sheep fold in the 1880’s to house the 700 Southdown sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. Robert Moses transformed the building in to a restaurant in 1934, as part of his park renovation. Through the next few decades, Tavern underwent several changes in management, but the iconic view of the park, and the addition of a dance floor, outdoor seating, and lavish menu, kept prominent actors, musicians, and public figures coming back to the restaurant to dine, drink, and celebrate.

After a hiatus starting in 2009, the city searched diligently for a new operator to reopen the iconic restaurant in 2013. The city selected current owners and restauranteurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, previously of Philadelphia, who would bring a fresh, welcoming approach to Tavern. The duo renovated the restaurant with inviting décor and wood paneling reminiscent of the original sheep fold, and, with a seasonal menu more reflective of Greater New York, reopened Tavern on the Green in April 2014.

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Café Boulud – New York Restaurant Week 2018

As a foodie living in New York, one of my favorite things in a year is always New York Restaurant Week! For this year, I tried four different restaurants already. Today, let me tell you my wonderful experience at Café Boulud!

I chose to go there for lunch, which is $26 for two course. I added $6 more for a dessert, which I feel it’s super worthy.

This is the Appetizers Menu, I chose Shrimp Tartine!

Looks beautiful! Tastes awesome!

For the Entrees, I chose Pan Seared Salmon. Yes, I am a seafood fan.


The dish is very pretty, I can’t help myself to draw. ^_^

Dessert! I ordered Peach Melba.

Everything at Café Boulud I can only say, is perfect. You have to go, but don’t forget to make reservation first. It is always packed.

The history of Café Boulud:

Named for the café Daniel Boulud’s family operated outside Lyon at the turn of the century, the modern-day Café Boulud opened in the original Upper East Side location of his eponymous restaurant DANIEL in 1998, when the flagship relocated to the historic Mayfair Hotel space on 65th street.

 

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Perfect Wedding Gift – A Box Full Of Happiness

Summer is definitely a wedding season! I have three wedding events on my calendar through the Summer and Fall – two are girl friends’ and one from the family. About the wedding gift, I never want to send a gift card – because everyone will choose the easiest way to buy a gift card. But I am not saying gift card isn’t good, your friends just need something more unique and they can remember your sweetness afterwards.

For June 23rd, my girl friend Miss L’s wedding, I have prepared a great gift for her and I am a hundred percent confident about this lovely gift that she would love love love it. But now, let me talk about Miss L first. She is an American girl grew up in Long Island. She is very beautiful with long blonde hair, she’s tall, skinny… When the first time I met her through our common friend, I made my mind to make friends with her. The most wonderful thing is she speaks perfect Mandarin since she lived in China for work for a couple of years. She knows I come from China and we talked a lot in Mandarin! Not only about the language, she also knows very well about Chinese culture.

So in her wedding, I will surprise her with the perfect gift – A Box Full Of Happiness from RITUALS. This box is from the collection named Happy Buddha.

What is Happy Buddha?

Inspired by the ancient monk whose legendary smile brought happiness wherever he went, The Ritual of Happy Buddha collection was created to boost body and soul with a burst of positivity. Infused with Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood, every product in the relaunched home and body collection puts a radiant smile on your face. Discover this uplifting collection and spread joy wherever you go and whatever you do.

Every Chinese people should have a big influence by Laughing Buddha, at least my generation. I remember when I grew up, every single my family member’s home has a statue or painting of this culture symbol. We believe he can bring the good luck, happiness and healthiness to our lives. We really believe in this and it has been a long history in Eastern culture for thousands of years.

I am so surprise to see RITUALS has this lovely collection and it means a lot to the people who love oriental cultures.

The reason it can be a perfect wedding gift is because the knot on the package is a sign of marriage in China. It combines two same words together to be a new non-existing word. The two words is in Mandarin meaning happiness. So the new word is double happiness. Isn’t it so cute?

Let’s see what are inside the box?

THE RITUAL OF LAUGHING BUDDHA – REVITALIZING COLLECTION

$65.00

foaming shower gel 200ml, body scrub 125 gr, body cream 200ml, bed & body mist 50ml

This wonderful gift pack is the perfect present for a friend or family member or for treating yourself!

  • Contains a shower foam, body scrub, body cream, and bed and body spray
  • With these fresh and revitalising products you will create a moment of happiness every day
  • Give the gift box a second lease of life by keeping photographs, letters, or other items in it
  • Free re-usable luxury storage box

There is another choice for the gift box as a much lower cost.

THE RITUAL OF LAUGHING BUDDHA – REVITALIZING TREAT

$28.00

foaming shower gel 50ml, shower oil 75ml, body scrub 70ml, body cream 70ml

This wonderful gift pack is the perfect present for a friend or family member or for treating yourself!

  • Contains shower foam, shower oil, body scrub, and body cream
  • With these fresh and revitalising products you will create a moment of happiness every day
  • Give the gift box a second lease of life by keeping photographs, letters, or other items in it
  • Free re-usable luxury storage box

If you would love to have something to explore by yourself

or make your own gift box,

there are so many choices from RITUALS online shop.

THE RITUAL OF HAPPY BUDDHA BODY CREAM REFILL

$29.00

rich and nourishing body cream

  • Body cream refill pack specially developed for The Ritual of Happy Buddha body cream jar
  • Save 70% in CO2 emissions, 65% in energy and use 45% less water by using the new eco-chic refill concept
  • The natural ingredients Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood provide a wonderfully warm fragrance
  • Buy the refill pack and reuse the luxury pot
  • Refill for the Ritual of Happy Buddha Body Cream

A light tap on the bottom of the luxurious The Ritual of Happy Buddha body cream pot helps you replace your empty refill jar.

THE RITUAL OF HAPPY BUDDHA USA FRAGRANCE STICKS

$39.00

home fragrance sticks

  • Fragrance sticks based on Sweet Orange and Cedar Wood
  • A natural and stylish way to beautifully fragrance your home. Works for around three months
  • Give your interior a refined fragrant accent with Cedar Wood and the refreshing aroma of Sweet Orange
  • Perfect for use anywhere in the home: from living room to bathroom, kitchen and toilet
  • Tip: to continue the fragrance experience, you can combine the fragrance sticks with The Ritual of Happy Buddha scented candle

Place the elegant, natural sticks in the perfume-filled bottle. This formula does not require the sticks to be turned. If you would like an extra fragrance experience, turn the sticks whenever you like. Wash your hands with soap and water afterwards. NB: if you turn the sticks often, they may last less than 3 months.

There are still more products from Happy Buddha I want to introduce to you. You can check out everything on RITUALS’s website. I can’t wait to bring this box full of happiness to my friend and wish her a happy marriage to a happy life!

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LULU was invited to do LIVE SKETCHES at Taoray Wang’s Fashion Show at NYFW

Lulu was invited to do the fashion live sketches

at Taoray Taoray NYFW fashion presentation

by Chinese designer Wang Tao.

In a perfect world, “change” has no place. However, we live in a world embroiled with differences and contradictions, making “change” central to our very being.

One could try to force opposites into uniformity, but, there is an alternative: to accept our differences and blend them homogenously. One person who believes in this principle, lives and breathes it and applies it to her work is Wang Tao.

With her diverse background spanning rich and global heritage from three continents, Wang Tao is a melting pot of contrasts into harmony.

 

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NEW Launches From Makeup Academy

Makeup Academy – sold exclusively at CVS Pharmacy nationwide and CVS.com. Last month, Makeup Academy added three NEW exciting lip products to its popular line, the Intense Rescue Lip Mask and Smooth & Soothe Lip Oil – both subtly tinted and perfect for winter – along with a Matte Lip Crayon, available in four eye-catching shades. Additionally, Makeup Academy is unveiling new, on-trend shades for some classic products including the Color Intense Lipstick and Liquid Lipstick!

NEW MUA Intense Rescue Lip Mask ($9)

Cushion and comfort dry lips with this rich lip treatment.

Featuring a blend of oils and waxes, it rehabilitates lips’ delicate skin.

Available in a universally flattering pink shade!

 

NEW MUA Smooth & Soothe Lip Oil ($8)

Moisturize and soften dry lips and with a flush of color using this velvety soft lip oil.

 

NEW MUA Matte Lip Crayon ($7)

Take your matte look on the go with this ultra-rich, creamy lip crayon

available in four eye-catching and on-trend shades such as Blush, Rosewood, Currant and Natural.

 

 

MUA Anti-Feathering Lip Liner ($8)

Our favorite anti-feathering plumping liner instantly traps and holds all lip products in place.

Available in seven new shades – Coffee, Crimson, Damson, Mulberry, Nutmeg, Rosewood and Violet!

 

MUA Color Intense Lipstick($9)

Bold and rich, the Color Intense Lipstick glides on to delivery stay-true color with a full-bodied finish.

Available in two new shades – Damson and Maroon.

 

MUA Liquid Lipstick ($9)

This highly-pigmented formulation has a velvet-matte finish with intense coverage and a comfortable finish. Now available in Fig and Rosewood!

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