Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

A few highlights of the past month as seen on Instagram which serves as my unofficial food diary and love letter to NYC. I also post quick reviews here and there and try to keep my content unique so it's not a bunch of photos from here. You can see more on Instagram and do follow if you like what you see...

  • Came upon this lovely public art installation at Rockefeller Center when I was up in the area for an event. And it raises awareness for a terrific cause as well. 
  • Arcade Bakery makes some of the best pizza downtown and their special mushroom, ricotta and asparagus pizza is so good!
  • Shorty Tang Noodles offers up a taste of Taiwan in Chelsea. We need to try their famous cold sesame noodles next time we visit. I'm curious to see how they compare to mine
  • Picked up some terrific tips from the pros at Thumbtack's fun Summer SoirĂ©e!
  • I couldn't pass up a view of the magnificent nine-story Victorian atrium and skylight at The Beekman when I attended the launch of the Beekman Art Collection. It's so impressive in person!
  • I'm already big fan of Pressed Juicery so of course I had to check out their collabs with Vogue and Sugarfina. Yes those are green juice gummy bears!
  • There is new poke place opening every week in NYC but Chikarashi is still a favorite and I'm always up for trying what's new on their ever evolving seasonal menu.
  • Sushi of Gari takeout style! Their sushi is $$$ in more ways than one.
  • What I'm wearing lately... midi dresses/skirts and ankle boots

Hope everyone in the US is having a good long weekend. For most people, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer but let's not forget it's greater meaning and be thankful as we honor and remember those who bravely made the ultimate sacrifice for our country as well as for those who still continue to serve. And can we stop saying Happy Memorial Day because the loss of those who protect our freedom is really nothing to be happy about.

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  1. Your Instagram feed is so pretty! I love the picture in the middle the most! Have a great week!

  2. That pizza looks so delicious, and asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables (most likely because it is limited to a certain time of the year).

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  3. Beautiful IG recap, lovely pics!
    Love, Paola.

  4. You know I much I love your Instagram feed, so clean and appealing, focusing on the subject. You always show delicious dishes also! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  5. Lovely post! Great photos! :)

    Happy new week!
    Kisses :)


  6. Happy Memorial Day, Rowena:) And I'm a big fan of the midi length/boots combo. It's just so chic.

    PS That sushi and pizza....nomnom!

  7. Wow, your instagram feed is gold *o*

  8. You always make me drool with your food pictures, Rowena! And green juice gummy bear is something that I never seen or tried before, why no one came up with that idea earlier?

  9. Gosh, the sushi caught my attention, dear! xoxo

  10. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  11. Your food posts are always so delish -- just look at that sushi photo. But I seriously want to have some poke for lunch now.

  12. I did not know that art installation raised awareness for missing children. That is awesome Rowena! Green juice gummy bears!!! Yes, please. That is brilliant! I was mentally trying to see the correlation between them & Sugarfina. Love it!

  13. such a nice selection. I love NY
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  14. That Sushi from Gari Take out is super cute. I think I’m addicted to poke bowls. I have to visit Chikarashi when I visit New York this summer. Pressed Juicery is my favorite, I’m addicted to the chlorophyll water.

  15. Hi Rowena,
    Your IG account is amazing. All of them look delicious
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  16. I love pressed juicery. Definitely need to get into those gummy bears. Yum!


  17. That first installation is beautiful and it is always good to see that some art work is dedicated to a special cause. That pizza looks yummy. I love pizza with ricotta.:) Those noodles look delicious. Midi dresses and ankle boots are a cute combination! You always have great insta shots.

    You have a point there, I wasn't sure what to say to somebody from US when it comes to memorial day. Saying Happy Holiday or Happy Memorial Day just seems wrong. I don't know...but either way I think that people's intentions are good when they say happy this or that, it is just that in some cases it might sounds a bit odd.

  18. Always love a look through your lens.

  19. I would love some Sushi of Gari takeout! The Rockefeller Center exhibit would be so awesome to see in person!

  20. It's always fun to see what everyone eats, and I like the restaurants that you seem to visit. Thanks for giving us a visual treat with your photos. Happy Monday, Rowena. Enjoy the new week.

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  22. The location of the Beekman Art Collection is absolutely spectacular, and what a fantastic shot of the nine-story Atrium and skylight!!

  23. Oh, that pizza and the sushi! To die for... Hope you enjoyed your long weekend :)


  24. Oooo I love these b/c then I get to find out about all the good eats in NY I don't know about.

    Allie of

  25. Green juice gummy bears sound yummy :)

  26. Nice finds! Loving that fresh juice.


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