Travel

My fave way to start the morning in Rome

Saw somebody eating donuts today and it made me flash back to one of my favorite memories from the last time I was in Rome: Getting up really early and jogging along river Tiber with the final destination being Pasticceria Boccione in the Jewish Quarter for some freshly made donuts. You should try it!

Arrive right when they open at 8am.

Via del Portico d'Ottavia, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Xo, Seena

A lesson from Barbra Corcoran

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Do you watch the show Shark Tank? It’s one of my favorite tv series.

That’s one of the reasons why I’ve read ‘Invent it, Sell it, Bank it’ by Lori Greiner who is a regular shark on the show. This is a great book for anyone wanting to take their invention to the next level in America.

I’ve also read ‘Shark Tales’ by Barbra Corcoran. Barbra is another recurring shark, and I absolutely loved her book. In it she tells her life story of how she went from working in a diner in New Jersey to eventually founding and running her successful real estate agency, a journey that was not without hurdles and disappointments.

After reading the book I’m definitely a Barbra-fan. In a few of the interviews she has done I noticed she repeats that one of the things she thinks made her successful is that she is very good at NOT feeling sorry for herself. I found this to be inspiring. Sometimes it can be tempting to dig yourself into a ditch of self pity, when what you actually would be better of doing is spending that focus and time more constructively. Just a thought I wanted to share :)

The picture is from a beach by the Dead Sea taken last fall.

Seena

My favorite NYC restaurant

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What restaurant in NYC is downtown-cosy, elegant, has consistently amazing food and excellent service? My favorite place L’Artusi of course :) Order anything off the menu and prepare to be wowed. I love the tagliatelle bolognese, the roasted mushrooms with egg, the brussel sprouts and last but not least the Crispy Potatoes with Salsa Bianco (definitely get this no matter what if you like sour cream and onion potato chips).

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I love to sit at the chefs counter, but they also have beautiful tables. Reserve in advance as this place gets packed for the most popular dinner times 1-2 weeks in advance.

L’Artusi 228 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014