Eva Likey

Photographs, recipes and favorite things of a Boston-based law student originally from Hong Kong

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For the second time in my life, I find myself (unexpectedly) living in Manhattan.  Manhattanites have a reputation for being notoriously agoraphobic – at least with respect to the other boroughs.  I’m embarrassed to admit that this was certainly the case for me when I first moved to New York.  But now that I get a do-over, I’m making a concerted effort to get out of my comfort zone and explore…

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The Horse’s Neck Cocktail

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Every girl needs a reliable go-to drink.  Something simple and easy for hanging out with the guys, rather than a dolled up girls’ night out on the town.  Being more of a wine and cocktails girl myself, I’ve always been a bit clueless at sports bars and pubs (particularly as I don’t drink beer.)  I inevitably wind up ordering diet coke or sheepishly pointing at whatever a friend happens to be…

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The New Garden (III)

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I managed to weather the cold, brutal winter without buying (too many) plants, and am now making up for lost time. Orchids are delicate plants and will lose its buds if exposed to a cold draft (a process known as “bud blast”). After losing almost all of the buds on an orchid merely by carrying it home, I told myself I’d wait until spring before I started re-building my collection.

One of the…

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