While staying in Manhattan for a summer internship with HBO, Malia Obama has continued to enjoy life in New York. The first daughter was spotted at La Esquina on Tuesday night with the former White House chef Sam Kass and a group of friends celebrating a birthday, according to Page Six. Malia Obama has previously been seen on the set of "Girls," Lena Dunham's show about 20-something Brooklynites on HBO.
At the Mexican restaurant in SoHo, the first daughter celebrated a friend's birthday with a group, just a week after her father, President Barack Obama, came to New York City with her sister, Sasha Obama. The owner of La Esquina, Derek Sanders, gave Malia an "Obama 2012" t-shirt that he and his wife created in 2010 and was sold at the restaurant and worn by the staff.
Kass, who joined Malia at the meal, was the former executive director of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative against childhood obesity, but left last December to live and work full-time in New York, reported Page Six.
Last Saturday, Sasha joined Malia for a casual meal at Ruby's Cafe in Nolita with a group of friends during Sasha's visit, reported the New York Daily News. Malia chose a $12.50 chicken avacado salad while her younger sister Sasha ordered a cheeseburger.
Malia, who turned 17 this month, was also seen at a screening of new movie "The Stanford Prison Experiment" in Manhattan last Sunday according to Page Six. She attended the showing of the R-rated indie film about the infamous psychology experiment in the 1970s that claimed to demonstrate how power is abused with friends and a Secret Service detail.
Malia's busy summer comes after her junior year of school at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., and she has taken full advantage of working in the city. The first daughter spent her spring break visiting Brown, Harvard, Princeton and other schools across the East Coast, fueling speculation on where she plans to attend after graduating from high school next year.