Weekly Columns:















Pop (West Village, NY)

Saturday Afternoon-2:00pm Pistachio Gelato Bar with Pistachio Nut topping and Dark Chocolate Drizzle @ Pop Bar

This is one of those places where I think to myself...Gosh I wish I would have thought of that.

It's really as easy as 1,2,3

Choose from the options of Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet or Gelato on a stick

Next pick at topping... coconut, almonds, pistachio, granola, coffee grains, brownie chunks....

Then decide if you want to go with a dip or drizzle of Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, or White Chocolate.

The result is pure delicious genius.

Pop Bar

5 Carmine Street (at 6th ave)

New York, NY 10014

212 255 4874

image from popbar.com


Va Va Voom Vintage 

It's so hard to find good vintage these days!  When I am desperate to find a few cool pieces I still turn to ebay and etsy.  The prices my be a tad high but VioletVille on ebay offers well curated items and is great for statement dresses and fun sweaters!  These are just a few of the several amazing things.


Stumptown Coffee/Ace Hotel-Midtown NY


Upon my arrival to Stumptown this afternoon a sweet little Beet Cupcake  proposed marriage to me and...I said YES...OH YES....A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!!!The moist carrot cake-like texture, smooth sweet cream cheese frosting  and  savory hazelnuts were a match made in heaven. So....of course I skipped all the way back to work and search for a  beet cupcake recipes AND as luck would have it, there was the exact one I wanted in NY times magazine. ohhhh sweet success

For your own Beet Cake visit The Breslin or Stumptown NYC at the ACE HOTEL


image from NY times


The sensible shopper

I have to say that yesterday at around 7:00 pm Eastern Time, Soho New York City, I started to have a panic attack.  Spring was here and every shop I went into seemed like a huge disappointment. No one had the colors or silhouettes i was craving....everyone that is EXCEPT Zara!  Finally some new unexpected color combos, bright fresh stripes and delicate watercolor florals to sink my teeth into.  Oh and the price points are pretty easy on the wallet too.


Jenny Packham

Wedding Season is upon us and I'm lusting over these amazing Jenny Packham Designs! Each one is truly an unbelievable work of art. Stunning!!!  Loving the combo of ashy nude and apricot.


Cherry Blossom at Brooklyn Botanical


Happy Friday from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens!  The Cherry Blossoms  are in bloom and the sight of pink puffy clouds is amazing.  See everyone on Monday!



Mast Brothers Chocolate

can't get enough of Mast Brothers Chocolates.  The pretty packaging and the savory flavors make me giddy!!!

Based in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, the brothers start with the best cacao from small town and coops of Madagascar, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Signature bars include Dark Chocolate paired with..

Sea Salt and Pepper

Black Truffles and Sea Salt

Stumptown Coffee

Almond, Sea Salt and Olive Oil


purchase at..



Image from mastbrotherschocolate.com