Brighten your desk and possibly your day

Adventure: Florisity on 19th Street near 5th Avenue. As I walk into this fancy florist, I suddenly feel underdressed. Like a tourist in a gothic church, all I was missing was a fanny pack and a family of four.

The room quiet and open with slate colored walls stretched into the cathedral ceilings. Unique vases, pots, statues and scattered flowers filled the room. I want to see more flowers, because you can never have enough flowers, but the flowers here are hand picked, specially selected with a vision in mind. I walked in to find something springy and fun for Elana and walked out with a mini family of flowers in a square vase guaranteed to cheer up any desk on a dreary day.

"Operated by the very same creative and artistic team as the legendary Takashimaya Floral, Floristy has gained the reputation as New York's premier floral atelier, specializing in exceptional daily flowers, weddings and corporate events. Floristry's renowned 2000 square foot gallery is also used to house private events, exhibitions and floral arranging classes. The floral artistry behind the gallery's peerless talent lies with its international staff that create a combination of tastes varying from modern and classic to avant-garde." - Florisity

ps I even took a post tourist

A trip to the Union Square Farmers Market

Adventure: Union Square Farmers Market - New York, NY The Union Square Farmers market is one of my favorite places to roam around on a sunny afternoon. It can melt most of the work day stress and inspire you to cook up something new and delicious for dinner. I always seem to discover a new way to use something, from dried lavender to purple fingerling potatoes.

One of my favorite stops is Andrew's Local Honey, he may just have the most delicious whipped honey I have ever tasted. I also really dig his bluberry honey on my oatmeal in the morning.

Sunshine Oatmeal:

  • 1/2 cup dried oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 5-6 cashews crushed

Boil water, add oatmeal, stir together for about 4-5minutes until the oatmeal looks moist and creamy. Place in your favorite bowl add milk and honey, stir. Top with dried cranberries and walnuts. Enjoy! [Serves 1]

Note: Research shows that beginning the day with a nutritious, fiber-rich diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. -101 Foods that could save your life