Sunday, March 20, 2011

right by bubby's

Before I started working at The Well Daily, I never really had a reason to explore that Triangle Below Canal Street. (Did you know that's what TriBeCa stands for? Yep. Just one of many fun facts I learned playing New York: the Game.)
But since I have, I've started to grown to appreciate this little cobblestoned neighborhood that's become one of the most expensive on Manhattan island. And not just for the tastings at VinoVino and signature cocktails from Ward III.
There's Birdbath Bakery, for instance, an eco-friendly place of chocolate-chip cookies (for St. Patrick's Day) and other baked goods to inspire Taided's Quinoa Banana-Nut Muffins. What would a morning fruit snack be without such treats?
Well, perhaps a lot less headachy. I've been noticing that too much sugar has been eliciting quite the achey head since the 21 day extremities of the Crazy, Sexy Diet. I'm going to need to be more conscious of that.
There's also a plethora of yoga studios for all budgets; Even if Shayne and I don't have to worry our pretty little heads about the costs for a while. With the 2011 New York Yoga Passbookwe're sampling class offerings available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester County in the name of research. You can follow our journey and reviews here
I like yoga-ing (obviously) but I also seem to depend on the balance it provides. With the transitional challenges that a new job and post-cleanse continue to pose, I need to surrender to the mat and literally work it out.
And as I am doing so, I'm grateful for the social support. I didn't have a chance to pack lunch last Friday. I felt like I've just been going and going since Colorado and wanted to sleep in a bit. Buying lunch was a financial sacrifice I was willing to make... until my boss brought down kale salad with ricotta, vegetarian samosas, black olive pesto, homemade pita chips, and kale pesto.
Dare I say that I'm looking forward to tomorrow, another Monday in Tribeca. I am. Each time I turn the corner, past one of many Film Festival venues, I become more content, satsifed and grateful for the opportunity before me. Being a "real person" isn't as different as I thought it'd be. It's just another chance to learn and grow and flourish.
And as I work, I'm coming to find what now works for me: a sufficient amount of sleep, lots of greens, fish on each protein-rich occasion, mindful movement, moments of meditation, and evenings spent with friends and family.


  1. Tribeca is so gorgeous.. I love the quaintness! And I've been wanting to try Bubby's for a while now.. would you recommend it?

  2. That meal looks fabulous. I love this post, you have a real way with words!

  3. I've spent the last few holiday seasons in tribeca and really have grown to love it. It is close enough to soho, the village, etc...but still quiet in its own way. I can't believe I haven't been to birdbath after reading so much about it. I better next time! Oh, and so happy that you are finding balance in your new work life.

  4. that muffin looks like it was life-changing! and i just love how you fuse life and food together so eloquently :) so lovely.

  5. Reading your post after a long and tiring day has been a routine and so far, I never get tired visiting your blog and reading your posts. Thanks :) Nice, photos by the way.

  6. All I want in life (well, not all) is a job that won't make me dread Monday morning! You lucky girl, you.

  7. Erica: I would. Bubby's is adorable, the coffee is phenomenal and the food's good too :)

    Katia: Aw, thank you!

    claire: Very, very true. Next time you come let's hang out as much as possible. We can even visit birdbath :).

    Mackenzie: It was incredible. Thanks, dear.

    Jilianne @ Cotswold Cottages: Wow, thank you! I'm so glad you've been enjoying them.

    Anna: I know, right? Just wait until you feel completely clueless about what's coming next. It's then, and only then, that these kind of opportunities jump out at you :).


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