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A Day In the Food Life: Laney Crowell of


We have a real treat for you guys today! A Day in the Food Life from NYC gal-about-town, Laney Crowell of, short for Fashion Love Me. A former fashion editor at glossy mags such as Elle and Lucky, Laney is now the Director of Online Media at Blue Stripe PR, a fashion PR agency in New York City. You might have seen her well curated fashion and lifestyle blog (she cooks too!) featured on last November. Laney and I were on the swim team together in high school at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. We always made sure to be in the sunniest lane to work on our tans during practice. Multitasking at an early age. xo, LEH

All photos in this story by Laney. Make sure you check out her blog and follow her on twitter to stay in the know.

Laney Crowell

A Day In the Food Life: Laney Crowell of

A day in my food life can vary so drastically day to day, I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to be very embarrassed by how unhealthy my eating habits are or have nothing to write down because sometimes it gets too busy to find time to have a real meal. There are many days where I eat every meal standing or walking to a meeting. Living in New York means that I have quite a lot of tempting food options at my fingertips, but it also means that I’m often very, very rushed.

Coffee and Lindt's

This morning around 8 am, when I got back from my run, I had a couple of my favorite Lindt chocolates along with a big cup of coffee with half and half for breakfast. When I was traveling I was able to kick my coffee with cream habit, but now that I’m back in Manhattan it’s hard for me to get to work with out a large from Grey Dog. I actually have quite a lot of meals at Grey Dog because the coffee is strong, the vibe is super laid back, and it reminds me of coffee shops in San Francisco.

Raw Almonds

Around 11 am, I decided that it was time for round two and got another large coffee with half and half.

Around 2 pm, I grabbed the bag of raw almonds from my bag and snacked on those while the daily conversation of where to order lunch from began. It’s always a constant battle between, Blossom, the vegan restaurant that I love, and the burrito place that everyone else loves.

NY Burrito

Today we ordered from the Mexican restaurant, which for the record, doesn’t not even compare to Mexican food in California. I opted out of the ordering, but then had a bunch of bites and tons of chips with salsa.

Chips and NY Guac

At 8 pm, finally wrapping up work (and starving) I went downtown to The Waverly Inn for drinks. I was meeting an old friend whom is now the PR director at a jean line that is thinking about doing a collaboration/giveaway on my blog. I think we talked about work for all of ten minutes before our martinis arrived and the conversation turned to boys (of course).

kalamata olive martini

When 10 pm rolled around, the three olives I had in my drink weren’t sustaining me and I said good bye to my cocktail buddies. Dinner was at The Breslin which is located in the Ace Hotel. It’s a semi-new place that is run by the same people as famed gastropub, The Spotted Pig in the West Village. We ordered oysters with pickle juice, fried sweetbreads, seafood sausage, peanuts fried in duck fat, and oxtail with yams. Now, before you start worrying about my cholesterol levels please note that when I stay home I usually have two pieces of gluten-free bread with Earth Balance non-dairy butter for dinner. I figure it all evens out in the end, right?

That was that and I was in bed by 1am, ready to start it all over again. I hope this Day in my Food Life doesn’t shock all of you micro-biotic, vegan, locavores because, I have to admit, it was kinda a perfect day in my book.

A Day in the Food Life: Sandra Sanchez of


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What does a hip, hot eco-blogger eat when she spends a day working from home? Today we are pleased to feature the food diary of our friend Sandra Sanchez, founder/editor-in-chief of A vegetarian since birth, Sandra keeps her her daily food choices ecologically responsible by abstaining from meat and eating mostly organic foods. Make sure you subscribe to Orglamic for daily updates on sustainable luxury living.

A Day In The Food Life – Sandra Sanchez of

7:45am Coconut Cream Pie Lara Bar

I am completely obsessed with these.  I love that they are made of such pure, vegan ingredients and add a perfect punch of protein and fiber, which is generally what I look for when picking out energy bars.  Also, I know that eating nuts is super healthy, but I don’t really like eating them plain so this is a good way to get them into my diet.

Water in Vapur Anti-Bottle

I love this reusable, portable water bottle (or anti-bottle, shall I say.)  It is super lightweight and fits easily in my purse so I can carry it with me throughout the day.  I pretty much only drink water, unless I am socializing with friends in which case I drink wine or vodka sodas.  I also love a good fresh-squeezed fruit juice and tend to get that when I am out to breakfast or brunch.

9:45am Beverly Hills Juice Club Banana Manna Shake: Apple Lemon Double Ginger w organic banana and almonds.

I love love love this place and totally think it is worth the price!  Sometimes I’ll try to do a 3-day juice fast so I’ll get all my juices from here.  Most of the time I just swing by for a protein-filled pick-me-up smoothie.  I just moved across town though, so I am going to check out Pressed  Juicery, which is just down the street from me, and hope that it is as good.

Sandra Collage

12:45pm 2 mini 100 Grand chocolate bars

Yes, despite my best intentions to eat healthfully, I have a perpetual, insatiable sweet tooth and will literally pull into gas stations and 7-11’s for a fix.  I know, it is tres tacky, but I can’t help myself, nor do I want to.

2:00pm vine ripened tomato, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, dried oregano, French bread and 2 dates

I went to the Brentwood Farmer’s Market this weekend and picked up some goodies, so I am trying to eat more at home this week.  More often than not, I am out to lunch (either business or with friends.)  As for the dates, I always have to end my meals with something sweet, so these were my attempt at being healthy.

3:45pm 6 avocado rolls and 2 dates

Okay, so maybe I didn’t make my sandwich big enough, or maybe it is bc I am working from home just a stones throw away from the kitchen, but I am inspired to have another mini-meal.  The avocado rolls are from Whole Foods.  Simple and yummy.

5:00pm ½ fresh mozzarella ball

Now I swear I am just eating because I know that I have to write it all down.  It is almost like when I tried to diet and only ended up eating more than usual bc I was thinking about food the whole time.  Nevertheless, the mozzarella is mouthwatering.

6:10pm about 15 Snapea Crisps

More snacking…

6:45pm 2 mini 100 Grand chocolate bars

Must really build a wall between my office and kitchen…

9:45pm spinach and tomato sautéed in olive oil and pepper and a bowl of Pacific Natural Foods Curried Red Lentil soup

Again, I usually go out to dinner with my boyfriend or friends, so this is quite uncharacteristic.  I am trying to use the fresh spinach and tomatoes from the market and they turn out great when paired with a hearty bean soup.  This reminds me of the kind of European-style dinners I had as a child, and I often tend to eat that way…just throwing together a small salad, soup, cheese and bread.  And of course, dessert!