Pizza & wine are all you need

“All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.” – The Beatles Do you have a favorite food that you love? If you’re human, you probably do. And it’s probably something delicious made with real butter, sugar, and the good kind of fat….

#Blizzard2016 in NYC

We survived the second biggest snowstorm in NYC’s history. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you survived too! So, reward yourself and heat up some tea (or even better, a hot toddy) and view some of my unedited (slightly unprofessional) iPhone pics from the weekend! Prepare yourself to see what New York City really looks…

Garden Tomato Basil Soup & Other Musings

Yesterday I noticed that my basil and small tomatoes were growing like weeds. If I didn’t trim the basil, it would continue to grow straight up, become too tall and heavy, and potentially greet my neighbors upstairs. See: What I’ve Learned About Growing Herbs: Part II. As with all herbs, I’ve learned that you want…

Why New York is Better than Los Angeles

“When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles.” – Neil Simon New York City is the greatest city in the world. After…

3 Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes

I’ve got three (+1!) recipes for you this hot, sweltering Sunday and for the week ahead. If you don’t want to leave your bed or comfy couch to go out to brunch it’s really ok. I’ve got you. Stay in and make one of these recipes: 1. Protein Pancakes – there are many ways to…

Thrifty in The City

Maintaining a fairly “green” lifestyle when you live by subways, taxis, and other New York critters is not easy. It’s amazing that after about three months of living in NYC that I’ve been able to stay somewhat healthy and not go completely broke. Here are my tips and tricks for staying healthy (on a budget)…

5 Things I Learned About Growing Herbs

Growing herbs on a fire escape can be a bit of a (fun) challenge. Here’s what I learned: 1. Leave a clear path. When I first started my little herb garden, I bought basil and dill from the Union Square Greenmarket, and I thought they looked really pretty on the steps of my fire escape. This…

The Beginning of a New Beginning

As you may have seen in my previous posts, Vivi moved to the city! New York City! Follow my adventures, recipes, and fairytales in the big city on here and on my Instagram @vivieimpara 🙂 Love always, Elizabeth Kate

The Healing Powers of Yoga: Eleonora’s Personal Journey

After taking Eleonora’s Yoga Flow class at a local studio in my area, I was intrigued by her style and approach to yoga. Within the first two minutes of class, I found out she is a native from Milan, Italy. Beyond her obvious grace and beauty, she has a wide range of fitness certifications. She has even created workshops…