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"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be" - Ben Franklin

nyc Jul 05, 2019

4th of July is always full of cookouts, parties, beaches, time with family and friends. John and I decided to do something a little different this year.

First things first I woke up and made us delicious healthy vegan muffins and coffee :)

Then we took a walk down towards the water and we walked by the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial. Every single name had a flag in them. It really left an impression on our country, what we have been through and a reminder never to take our Freedom for...

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Vegan Blueberry/Orange Muffins

health recipe Jul 04, 2019

Well today is 4th of July and I decided to make some delicious muffins to start the day. I hope you enjoy them as much as John and I do.


2 cups spelt flour

1/2 cup sugar in the raw

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 cups fresh blueberries

1 cup orange juice

3 1/2 tbsp applesauce

2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven at 350. Place baking cups into muffin tins.

In large bowl combine all dry ingredients, fold blueberries into dry mixture (make sure to do this or...

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This is where all the beautiful people live...

nyc Jul 03, 2019

Moving to Tribeca has me saying all the time “This is where all the beautiful people live” LOL.

I walked into the gym for the first time down here and everyone was working out hard, with great bodies and were gorgeous. It definitely is motivating and has me getting more and more comfortable with my own body. I know we all struggle with this. Usually when I go to the gym I have a shirt over my sports bra but not today! Felt so comfortable in my new outfit that I didn’t try to...

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We said Goodbye to Hell's Kitchen

nyc Jul 02, 2019

Hey guys!

So sorry I have been on a little bit of a hiatus from the website. I have kept up on social though so follow me on Instagram (@leeannehayden) and Facebook (@leeannehayden07).

This last month has been a whirlwind. We vacationed up in NH to see the family, that is where all 5 children, our granddaughter, my parents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews are. Yes the entire family is there and John and I are in NYC. Anyway, after vacationing we packed up our beautiful Hell’s...

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Green Gallow/ McKittrick Hotel

nyc Jun 06, 2019

When you walk into the McKittrick Hotel you definitely feel like you’ve walked back in time.

The McKittrick Hotel was built in 1939 and was to be one of the most luxurious hotels of its time. After World War II broke out it remained locked and sealed for 72 years and reopened in 2011 not as a hotel per se but as a great event/ theatre venue.

Everything is still original from the elevator that takes its sweet time, to the phone booths, chandeliers, furniture and the rest of the decor....

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Something smells a little fishy

nyc May 24, 2019

It may just be the FISH! There is nothing like fresh off the boat fish!! Right here in Hell’s Kitchen on the corner of 9th Ave and 40th Street is where its at.

t least 2 times a week I am in here picking out a fresh piece to take home to cook. Living in NYC can be expensive if you are eating out all the time. So I try and keep it real and cook from home a few nights a week. Breakfast is ALWAYS at home lunch and dinner are a toss up depending on what I have going on.

Anyways back to...

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As the girls would say it’s “FLEET WEEK”

nyc May 23, 2019

NYC welcomes The 31st annual FLEET WEEK! 2600 sailors arrived yesterday, the girls in sex in the city would be happy.

The week started off yesterday with a parade of ship coming up the Hudson River. I ran down and got this great video of one of them. It was amazing to see all the sailors standing at attention and how beautiful this ship is.

Welcome Fleet Week to NYC 2019

The week will be filled with people touring some of these magnificent ships. There will be a dive tank in the middle of...

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Pizza Pizza

nyc May 21, 2019

Pizza, pizza everywhere!

One of the BEST things about New York City is the pizza! You cannot walk a block without seeing the signs for it!

One of my all time favorite places is Don Giavannis with locations in Hell’s Kitchen /Theatre District on 44th street and also on 10th Ave at the end of the Highline in Chelsea.

Both locations are small with outdoor seating (great for people watching). Also there is a plaque in the theatre district location that shows you all of the famous comedians...

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International Food Festival - Hell’s Kitchen

nyc May 20, 2019

You know the summer season is upon us when the 9th Avenue international food festival arrives! It typically happen the middle weekend in May to kick off the season.

9th Ave is blocked off from 42nd street up to 57the street. 9th Avenue itself is a haven for every type of restaurant you can imagine and they all come out to play during the festival. You enjoy everything from tacos, oysters, jerk chicken, grilled corn on the cob to funnel cakes, ice cream and so much more! All while enjoying...

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Camp: Notes on Fashion

nyc May 15, 2019

The word “camp” is from the French meaning “to flaunt” or “to Posture” and that is exactly what is being featured at The Met now through September 8th! After getting a great spot on 82nd street and watching all the celebrities enter for The Met Gala I couldn’t wait to see the exhibit and to understand the meaning.

For 2 days after the gala members of The Met are allowed early access to the exhibit before it opened to the public on May 9th. Camp is...

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