Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner

For lunch I had the pleasure of eating Little Giant's "Giant Grafton Mac & Cheese."
Underneath all the obvious cuteness of Babycakes NYC (cheery pink everything, and cute little uniforms), there is somewhat of a redeeming nutritional value. The objective of owner Erin McKenna was to form a fan base for consumers looking for organic alternatives, while still keeping dessert tasty. Not only are her treats delectable, but she makes her bakery a home for those who have gluten allergies. White sugar is never used in the bakery; it's replaced with Agave syrup (from cactus).
The homeland of Real Housewife of New York, Jill Zarin.
But more importantly than what’s in her delights is how they taste. My mom and I bought the lemon and Vanilla Spelt cupcake, with the adorable pink frosting. The consistency of the cupcakes is thicker than your typical cupcake. I savored every moment in the Lower East Side shop, consumed by the sweet aroma. Everything about the experience was pleasurable: the smell of the shop, the cheerful workers, the splendid pink d├ęcor, and of course the appetizing samples. It’s a neighborhood I don’t frequently go to, but I have found plenty of mouth-watering reasons to return.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pop, Goes My Heart

Just reading about the Brooklyn Flea makes me drool over their rows of vendors filled with artisanal cupcakes and unique well-priced vintage. I never did make it over to the market, and I forever regret not doing so in the nice weather. But for the holiday season it seemed there was a glimpse of hope. The Brooklyn Flea had opened a Pop-up shop on East 4th and Lafayette. On a blustery day I made rounds on the smaller, temporary version of the flea market. There were very few vendors within, a wonderful woman selling chocolate covered honeycomb, vintage fabric covered shoes, various costume jewelry stands, and an interesting table full of Map Totes.  I was quite upset that the 1 dollar Kumquat Cupcakes was nowhere to be found!

After my vintage adventures I stopped in Angelique for an Apricot Walnut scone. The second I spotted the heart shaped seats, I was sucked in.
A cupcake christmas tree, must have been made for me!
Papabubble, just on the edge of Little Italy, sells delicious gourmet candy with surprising flavor combos. The store is set up like a candy laboratory; if you’re lucky, jars of the tasty gems will line the counters for sampling. All of the candy is made on site in front of the customers. Their most delectable flavors are the Grapefruit Fizzy Soda candy, Caramel Apple, and the Sour Watermelon.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snow Angels

Snow always leaves behind a mysterious radiance to the city. If snow was personified I imaginging it being Kiki Strike, the fictional character created by Kristin Miller. I'm clearly really imaginitive...
Polka-dot Hue tights, La Canadienne ankle boots, Moschino Cheap and Chic vintage striped dress, vintage black beret, black cashmere sweater by Banana Republic.

Today was the first time I had been out in the snow all season. Just as quickly as I rushed out, I was longing to go back to my toasty apartment. Oh how I miss warm weather when I could still wear my Topshop Miami Floral bodycon dress. Staycation in New York? I’ve got you covered. On the bright side I’m officially on Winter Break, so it’s time to shop, explore, eat, and enjoy NYC-- more to come!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

Layered vintage necklaces from Brazil, body-con skirt by AA, polka-dot crop top from Club Monaco, vintage western-style belt and blazer from Zachary's Smile.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Blue Blitz

Blueberry colored denim skirt by American Apparel, striped shirt by H&M, vintage Buddha necklace, Blue Tree heart necklace, and a vintage belt found at Zachary's Smile.

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