These are still photos of life recently but I changed the title since they're now a selection that first appeared on my Instagram stream. Actually my Instagram feed is pretty much just an extended version of these posts as pointed out to me by a friend. I'm @rolalaloves and you can find me here. We're finally seeing some signs of spring in NYC as one of the trees in the garden downstairs started blooming this week and it's so pretty!
This was the tree next to the one that just bloomed, covered in snow a month ago.
This view uptown of the the Empire State Building is one that I will never tire of.
Walking through midtown Manhattan is always interesting and on one morning, a mysterious fog was wafting through the air creating a really cool atmosphere.
This Linkon power stick is a new addition and such a great way to charge my phone on the go.Yes I do actually purchase items from the wish lists I post. This pouch is as cute as I thought it would be and I've included one in my Spring beauty giveaway which you can enter here. I tried a sample of the Sunday Riley Good Genes and liked it enough that I purchased the full size. I will post a review of this product soon.
We use online food delivery service Seamless whenever I don't feel like cooking and recently discovered that we could get dim sum delivered to us which is all kinds of awesome since it means that we don't have to wait on line with the crowds. It's not quite the same experience as ordering these dishes off carts that are pushed around but I could get used to this. Everything was still warm when we got it but we also don't live too far from Chinatown.
We eat vegetarian a few nights every week and yasai yaki udon (Japanese vegetable stir fried udon) is a dish currently in rotation. I've been asked for a recipe for this and I'll try to put one together.
I've been in need of a hair cut and it's almost like my hair knows because it always seems to start behaving better. I took this pic a few days before the chop. This is probably the closest I'll get to posting a selfie on Instagram by the way. I also don't post blurry photos of food or food that looks like throw up. Seriously, I had to unfollow someone for posting pukey looking food pics. No one wants to see that.
A shot that didn't make it into my ranunculus study. I can be a very discriminating editor when it comes to my own photos but I think I do quite like this one. This was shot on my iPhone and minimally processed - the only thing I did to it was darken up the black background. I've been using my phone camera more lately as I do believe that good lighting and composition are more important in creating a striking image than the camera itself.