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The Best in Soho New York City, Food & Travel with CiCi Li! CiCi’s NYC Diary

A Gateway to Culture Through Food

 

Let’s eat our way through NYC with Foodie CiCi Li

 

 

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Ian Blei, Optimized Results
Mark Levy, Overland

 

Today CiCi is exploring SOHO; a trendy and diverse area of Manhattan filled with shopping, fashion and food. CiCi’s getting an early start, before the street gets busy and crowded.

 

First stop: “Loopy Mango.” Once plentiful in SOHO, now boutiques like this are rare. Under one roof, you’ll find everything from jewelry to clothing to a working classic Harley Davidson motorcycle (not in the budget.)

 

For refueling, CiCi stopped at “Vive la Crepe.” She learned how to make crepes, even making her own with Nutella sauce. They have many choose from; sweet to savory, and specially folded for portability.

 

Keeping with this theme, CiCi’s next stop was “L’ecole,” a restaurant within the French Culinary Institute, where they teach the next generation of chefs in a real-world setting, preparing meals for discerning patrons. CiCi got to sample several dishes, while interviewing an Instructor.

 

Next, CiCi visited a little shop called “Yaso;” another SOHO boutique, filled with unique fashions, accessories, and a very friendly owner.

 

Outside, a light rain inspired CiCi to find “Sanctuary,” a very special teahouse, carrying more varieties than you can imagine, including some with a flower that “blooms” in your cup.

 

Next, CiCi’s instincts led her to an amazing bookstore café called, “Housing Works.” This is a non-profit volunteer run café. Beyond a gathering place to sip coffee, tea, or wine, and perhaps enjoy baked goodies while perusing books, their proceeds go to AIDS awareness and education.

 

For dinner, Yelp’s rave reviews inspired CiCi to visit Ed’s Lobster Bar. There she helped prepare the famous lobster rolls, and taste the new lobster meatballs. Ed is so committed, he wears a tattoo of his lobster logo proudly on his arm.

 

After a day in SOHO, CiCi reflected on her adventure: boutiques, crepes, the French Culinary Institute, a library with a social conscience, and lobster rolls. With all that diversity and creativity, the connecting thread was their passion to share their art, cultures, and food.

 

Merry Christmas NYC — “Travel in the World” 【旅行天下】CICI的紐約聖誕日記

A Gateway to Culture Through Food

 

新唐人2011年12月25日訊】【旅行天下】(2-25)CICI的紐約聖誕日記:看紐約人怎麼過聖誕!

 

感恩節開始,整個紐約變洋溢起濃濃的聖誕氣氛,這個城市都變得喜氣洋洋。

 

在紐約過聖誕節,人氣最旺的一個地方當然就是聖誕市場啦。美國人逛聖誕市場,就好像我們中國人過年的時候趕集一樣,所以非常非常的熱鬧。

 

除了聖誕市場之外,還要帶您見識紐約的聖誕Super Star。

 

就讓 CICI 帶著大家感受一下紐約人的歡樂聖誕節。

The Greatest Gift on Earth for this Christmas and New Year 2012! CiCiLicious Vlog #73

Food, Travel, Lifestyle Videos — Be happy and be CiCiLicious!

 

 

Stay in touch with me! Hey there, I have the greatest gift on earth for you this holiday! You don’t believe or don’t know what it is yet? Here’s what other famous people have talked about it… So now you know what I’m talking about. Shen Yun Performing Arts is for sure the greatest show on earth. They are so breathtaking and full with positive energy. They are touring around the world with brand new performances, and will be at your city soon. Check out their website for the ticket info. So have you seen Shen Yun yet?

 

“An extraordinary experience… exquisitely beautiful.” Cate Blanchett – Academy Award-winning actress

 

“A marvelous evening… I am completely enchanted” Her Royal Highness – Princess Michael of Kent

 

“A mesmerizing performance… reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China” Donna Karan – Creator of Donna Karan New York and DKNY

 

“So inspiring. I think I may have found some ideas for the next Avatar movie.” Robert Stromberg – Academy award-winning production designer for Avatar

 

“Elegant and very athletic, very skilled” John McColgan – Riverdance producer

The World Largest Chocolate Show in New York City! CiCiLicious Vlog #72

Food, Travel, Lifestyle Videos — Be happy and be CiCiLicious!

 

 

The New York Chocolate Show is the largest show completely dedicated to chocolate in the United States. Considered the chocolate hub of North America, this show will bring together more than 65 fine chocolate companies who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products that tantalize the senses! This year’s Chocolate Show features book signings by award-winning authors; cooking demonstrations in two culinary theaters featuring renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will share secrets of the trade; a Kids Zone dedicated to fun-filled activities for young chocolate lovers and more!

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