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AAPI Heritage Month is an opportunity to listen and learn about the diversity within the AAPI communities. We close out our celebration with inspiration from our co-founder, Ann.
There's no better way to get inspired by a culture than to understand the history and journey of the people within that culture. Enter Mott Street Girls and Welcome.to.chinatown, two Chinatown organizations hosting a walking tour in New York's Chinatown called "Beyond the Storefronts". This tour highlights the beginnings of the neighborhood and shares the history and families behind Chinatown’s immigrant-owned small businesses.
One of my favorite ways to unwind is with a beautiful cup of tea and curled up on the couch with a good read. Perhaps one of the most beautiful teas available out there is The Qi - a wellness brand focused on the power of healing through flowers. It is said that flowers contain the most Qi, the Chinese word for energy. According to ancient Eastern philosophy, when a plant flowers, it is believed that it is at the peak of its life and flowers are the fruit of this highest level energy Qi.
For a fun pick me up, check out the very clever book (and instagram account) called Chinatown Pretty that celebrates the amazing street style and wisdom of seniors living in 6 North American Chinatowns. The images and stories behind each of the seniors featured are incredibly endearing - reminding the reader to look at life and fashion with fresh eyes.