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interior of Fung Tu

The interior (during the day) of Fung Tu, a “creative” and modern version of Chinese American home cooking (if your home had realy cool geometric hanging lights over lots of tables with an angular leaf like wallpaper on the walls. Oh and Jonathan Wu was your personal chef…) Photo from

Last night we went out with one of my favorite couples (isn’t it great when your college buddy actually marries someone who’s company you enjoy as much as theirs?) They eat out a lot, or at least one of them does, as he works at the dining section of the NY Times, so we always let them pick the venue.

And let me just say, we have never been sorry.

This particular dining adventure took us to the lower east side, to Fung Tu, a sort of contemporary super personal subtly creative take on Chinese home cooking with a crazy and extensive bar (how I found myself cradling some mysterious and delicious gin based drink is anybody’s guess!) The place has that hometown-Brooklynish-local-minimal-slightly-turned-upside-down feel, but with Chinese food, which makes the whole experience pretty singular and amazing. Plus it’s nice to sometimes travel to Manhattan for a meal.

We had white asparagus, stuffed figs, steamed buns, fried rice, pork chops and a bunch of other dishes, each one better than the last. I am not a food critic, but let me just say that a good time was had by all and my stomach was especially happy about our choice of venue.

Wild Rose eye treatment by Korres

Wild Rose eye treatment by Korres

Which brings me to this morning, when I woke up and looked at my tired face in the mirror and wondered if I would ever be well rested again in my life.

Unfortunately, the answer to that question is “not any time soon.”

So I reached into the medicine cabinet and pulled out the Korres Wild Rose instant brightening eye treatment I bought last week at Sephora. I’d staggered into the (kind of intimidating) mega beauty emporium and just pointed at my eyes, begging the salesperson to help me do something about the tiredness. I figure if I am destined to be exhausted, so be it. But I don’t have to resign myself to looking that way.

She took me straight to this stuff, I skeptically tried some, and lo, the circles under my eyes lightened and the puffiness was reduced. Not to zero, mind you, but it actually was a little bit better. And the longer one treats the eyes, the more improvement one sees. Plus the heavy lifters are all natural. Essential oil of wild rose is doing the work, not some kind of crazy bleach.

I’m still trying to improve my sleep habits, but this will do in a pinch. Because I’m not planning on giving up my fun dinners out with the people I love any time soon, damn it.

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