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).
Friday, December 25, 2009
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.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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
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.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
If only the Visa commerical's cupcake dream home was real..
Everyone can attest to my love of cupcakes; I somehow never regret indulging in them. If it seems like all hope of getting a pair of glistening Loubs is lost, there is the perfect alternative we all can celebrate. Maybe holiday shopping isn’t your thing. You anticipate Grandma’s homemade bundt cake more so than scavenging for Dad’s perfect pair of cufflinks. Whether you’re a holiday cynic, last minute shopper, or crunched for cash, there is one treat that will never fail. A select few designers, namely Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Betsey Johnson, and Louis Vuitton have designed the ultimate edible luxuries.
Whether or not these gems are actually available for purchase is unclear, but I suppose it's the thought that counts.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Holiday chaos ensues from the moment Thanksgiving ends. I for one, look forward to nothing more in the holiday season than staying in my beloved city, and enjoying its winter magic. As always we make lists of our wants and needs, whether or not we actually get them. I find that making my wish list is best accompanied by a side of Jacques Torres’ Wicked Hot chocolate, while listening to Joni Mitchell.
1. Keds for Opening Ceremony Cheetah Ponyhair sneakers
2. Flag Print Crop top from Topshop
3. JCrew Wool Harbor Peacoat
4. Virginia Johnson Duck Scarf
5. Kimchi Blue Lace Tunic
6. Dark Harts Pixalated Face Tee
7. Alexa Denim Jacket from F21
8. Cosmetique Sweater Cardigan
9. New York, I Love You DVD
10. One Fifth Avenue By Candace Bushnell
11. Fuji Film Polaroid Camera
12. Deckside Scoopkneck
13. French Toast stamp
Friday, December 11, 2009
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.
I am brokenhearted. It’s On With Alexa Chung, has been canceled. MTV finally airs a TV show that isn't trashy or drama-filled and yet extremely entertaining and THEY CANCEL IT. Typical. Sorry Jersey Shore, but Alexa proved herself to be MTV’s beacon of hope. Besides her charming accent, Alexa brought to the states her quirky sense of style and raunchy humor. If Alexa's show has been exterminated, what's next for the network? The Real Housewives of Convicts?