Five Little Things
Five Little Things I loved the week of July 3, 2020: cantaloupe juice, pen pals, performances, and much more!!
Hi everyone! Are you ready for the 4th of July? I know for many of us, the holiday will look a little different this year…or maybe not…but wherever you are, I hope that you and your family are still healthy and happy. Each day I find reminders of goodness and happiness in the world, despite how frustrating things may feel, and I am so grateful for those slivers of hope. Stay safe this holiday!
Here are Five Little Things I loved this week:
I have been slicing up melons every single day! My son can eat a watermelon a day (I’m not kidding), and both kids love cantaloupe, too. One of my favorite sips on hot summer days is Cantaloupe Juice, which I often describe as a Filipino agua fresca. I’ve been making pitchers of it lately, too, and it’s such a refreshing drink! If you feel like making some, here’s my One Quick Tip to pick the perfect cantaloupe!
2. Patience and Fortitude
The lions at The New York Public Library – aptly named Patience and Fortitude – are now sporting masks, and are a good reminder to us all.
View this post on Instagram
As NYPL prepares to gradually reopen select physical locations on July 13, our beloved lions #PatienceAndFortitude are setting an example to remind New Yorkers to stay safe. To pick up or drop off materials when locations reopen, masks will be mandatory. Learn about services that will be offered during reopening, locations, and more at nypl.org/coronavirus or by visiting the link in our bio.
I am so excited that Goldilocks, a beloved bakery and restaurant in the Philippines, has expanded its stateside locations and can now be found in the newly opened Harvey Milk terminal in San Francisco International Airport! I have fond memories of vacationing in the Philippines as a little girl and eating at the restaurant, bringing back cakes and treats home to New York. But this location will always have extra special meaning to me because I have been working on their food photography – I started working with them two years ago, and now that the restaurant is open, if you ever travel through SFO, I hope you give the Filipino food a try and think of me when you see the photos on the menu!
Hamilton will be streaming on Disney Plus starting TODAY! I can’t wait.
5. A Fresh Audience
The Barcelona Opera has reopened with an audience of plants – what a wonderfully fresh idea! I love that the 2,292 seats were filled with plants from local nurseries, which will be donated to 2,292 healthcare workers.
BONUS Little Thing: Senior Pen Pals
My daughter has been letters writing with her friends, so when I saw this, I knew in an instant that I wanted to find a pen pal of my own. I plan on writing this weekend!
Another BONUS: Inspiring Audition
This beautiful audition speaks for itself.
Stay joyful, everyone. And have a safe 4th of July!