Leanne Wei

Be an Outsider With L.L.Bean

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Sponsored by L.L.Bean

It’s no secret that time spent outdoors in nature can bring out so much in us. But did you know that research shows that we spend 95% of our time indoors with nearly 50% of that time spent working? As someone who LOVES the outdoors in nature, parks, patios, gardens and green spaces, I was so excited to have the opportunity to join L.L.Bean for the media preview of their Be an Outsider at Work event in partnership with Industrious in New York City.

L.L.Bean and Industrious basically took over Madison Square Park and together, created the most epic and first-ever outdoor co-working space in NYC. With this initiative, the goal is to inspire more people to take their work outside. Why? Well, research shows that when we spend time outside, it actually helps us to increase our productivity, creativity and happiness levels. Being in nature also improves our moods, enhances relaxation, lowers our stress levels. And it makes sense, because I always find myself drawn to the desire of decompressing in green spaces after a long, hard day. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have probably seen some of the behind the scenes on my stories and got a good chuckle watching me working AND working out at the same time on the cycling desk. You seriously can't get more efficient than that! I really enjoyed the individual workspaces, collaborative conference areas and the outdoor office spaces - all complete with wifi and outlets. I'm definitely so impressed with the way the entire outdoor co-working space was designed by Industrious as well as the stylish, durable products from L.L.Bean that always make it easy and enjoyable for us to fully experience the shared joy of being outside. 


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From iHerb | Buffbake Double Chocolate Protein Sandwich Cookies


New collaboration shot for iHERB
Featuring BuffBake Double Chocolate Protein Cookies

I have a serious weakness for chocolate, and thank goodness for these BuffBake double chocolate protein sandwich cookies handcrafted with delicious and clean ingredients: think creamy protein chocolate peanut spread sandwiched between two crispy chocolate protein cookies. I love that they contain no GMO, artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives. Want to try a cookie? My friends at iHerb are giving new customers a discount HERE.


Bliss Pore Patrol Mask

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Bliss Pore Patrol Mask

Not a week goes by in my life without at least one mask night. My latest love is the Bliss Pore Patrol Deep Detox Clay Soufflé Mask. This deliciously silky clay mask is aerated with a combination of four types of clays (French Green Montmorillonite, Bentonite, Kaolin and Sea Clay) to deeply cleanse and minimize the look of pores to leave your skin super soft and never dry or tight.

I also LOVEEEE that Bliss is 100% cruelty-free AND blissfully-free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, SLS and SLES. Available at Blissworld.com and Target and Ulta Beauty.

Brunch & matcha pancakes at MA Matcha

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ma matcha pancakes with matcha coconut cream
ma matcha pancake brunch

Last weekend was the last week my friends and I got to have brunch with our dear friend EJ (@hangryasians) all together as a group before she flew off to California for her exciting new adventure in LA. We gathered together at Liang & Roberto's gorgeous apartment and had a special morning filled with my favourite things: food, flowers, tea and conversations. 

Liang made us each a four-layer matcha pancake drenched in decadent matcha coconut cream, topped off with fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. Roberto made us strawberry, blueberry and banana smoothies. We also had peonies and a polaroid camera.  What more could a girl want on a Sunday morning?

It was a chilly-ish days, but we couldn't stay away from the patio with all of Liang's new plants growing so we decided to sit outside and catch all the rays of sunshine we could get. It felt like an exclusive dining experience on our very own private terrace that we joked that perhaps Liang should host private brunch events for MA Matcha - which was funny because we actually all got so many DMs from people asking where this "brunch place" was from people who had watched our Instagram stories. But on a serious note, if you're curious for a tasting experience involving Liang's matcha waffles and pancakes - just shoot her a message and let her know. I'm sure she can hook you up! :)