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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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The Top Five Fashion School In The World – MILKX HongKong Magazine

Lulu’s 5 illustration pieces are featured on Milkx HongKong Magazine, about the top 5 fashion schools in the world.

The cover of the magazine is a group member of TFBoys – Yuan Wang. TFBoys is also one of Lulu’s favorite boy bands.

The whole spreadsheet features Lulu’s five illustrations of the fashion schools.

Lulu is so happy to draw her school- Fashion Institute of Technology- where she graduated at 2017 from Illustration MFA program.

Other than FIT, the other four fashion school include:

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

ANTWERP ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

If you want to know more about Lulu’s art, you can check her website. qululululu.com.

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Celebrate Bar Pa Tea One Year Anniversary With Lulu’s Art

To commemorate its first anniversary, Bar Pa Tea is collaborating with artist Yueming Lulu Qu on an art series titled “Celebrate.” Inspired by Bar Pa Tea and its home city, the pieces feature New York’s diverse personalities through its distinct inhabitants and iconic landmarks, unified by their shared penchant for constant reinvention and, of course, bubble tea.

Here are some photos of the One Year Anniversary Celebration Night at July 26th!

ABOUT YUEMING LULU QU

Art, fashion, passion, love, food, multi-cultural melting pot…this is how we often describe our city, no? Our city has millions of stories going on within every block every day. Don’t you agree we are so lucky to live in an amazing city that brings so many inspirations? I do.

Four years ago, I moved from Beijing for graduate study at Fashion Institute of Technology; this accounts for my second MFA – if there were such a thing as a PHD in Illustration I would pursue it. My first was an MFA in traditional Chinese Painting from Central Academy of Fine Arts. For Chinese painting, I use ink, gouache and soft brushes, which I still use in my current illustrations. Similar to how America brings all cultures together, I use traditional Chinese painting methods to illustrate New York City’s modern topics; predominantly fashion lifestyles and our beloved city landscapes. I think of fashion lifestyle as not only about high fashion during certain weeks, but more importantly about anyone who loves their life with a sense of pride. They are positive, they are kind, they are beautiful inside out, they are bravely chasing their dreams, and of course they have their own unique fashion styles.

Education: 

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China)

Minzu University of China

Website:

www.qululululu.com

Instagram

@qululululu

ABOUT BAR PA TEA

Patrick showcases flavor over sweetness at Bar Pa Tea, creating a more healthful alternative to the original beverage without compromising the distinct taste and experience of traditional bubble tea. The recipes feature tapioca pearls that are free of additives and drinks sweetened with pure cane sugar instead of corn syrup.

Bar Pa Tea provides a menu of highly customizable drinks, allowing the customer to adjust sweetness in increments and choose whether they would prefer it hot or cold. Bar Pa Tea even offers alternatives to the traditional tapioca pearls, most notably their signature “miniature bubbles.”

The selected menu showcases the flagship’s favorite and most popular items, creating a uniquely refined bubble tea experience.

Those who share Patrick’s love for both the nostalgia of bubble tea and the goal of a healthful lifestyle will find true satisfaction in the choices that Bar Pa Tea offers.

Location:  85 KENMARE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10012

 

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First Day of New York Restaurant Week at Momofuku Nish

Restaurant week is here, I made a long list to try! My first destination is Momofuku Nish at the very first day of New York Restaurant Week.

Here’s Momofuku Nishi’s Restaurant Week menu.

LUNCH
July 23 – August 17
Monday – Friday only
$26 per person

PRIMI
Choice of:
Gem Lettuce – dates, sunflower seeds, pecorino
Ricotta Toast – radishes, coriander vinaigrette
Black Bass – meyer lemon, green chili

SECONDI
Choice of:
Lumache – pomodoro, chili, breadcrumb
Smoked Brisket – tomato, brassicas
Skate Wing – salsa verde, pea shoots

DOLCE
Choice of:
Frozen Vanilla Mousse – black lime, amaro
Olive Oil Cake – strawberry, buttermilk

My choice

Black Bass – meyer lemon, green chili

Lumache – pomodoro, chili, breadcrumb

Frozen Vanilla Mousse – black lime, amaro

A very nice meal, I will say I can give them 4.5 stars!

After the meal, I went to the Milk Bar of course.

What a wonderful day!

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Lulu’s Solo Exhibition at Matted LIC, New York

Tonight on July 19th, Lulu had her first Solo show at Matted LIC Gallery, curated by the owner of gallery Donna Drimer.

It was a blasting night. Lulu has her more than 20 original artworks on display and many more prints to sell. She also made some hand-crafted magnets of the New York fashion girls.

A lot of local people from Long Island City stop by the gallery and check out the show opening and of course, they purchased the prints and even the original artworks!

Lulu still remembers the first time she met Donna Drimer at Matted LIC over a year ago. It is all because her illustration of Long Island City Gantry Park.

Donna loves this drawing and she decided to have Lulu’s artwork at her gallery. And now she threw a solo show for Lulu to display a lot of Lulu’s New York sketches, landscapes and fashion illustrations.

Exhibition is all open to public.

Exhibition Opening: 6pm-8:30pm, July 19th 2018

Exhibition Closing Event: 12pm, September 16th 2018

Location: Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, New York 11101

Come by to see the illustrations and enjoy the beautiful life in New York.

For more information, you can check out https://mattedlic.com/ or https://Qululululu.com/.

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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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