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It's January, thinking about...

1.Snow Boots, 2.Coffee and French Press, 3.Scarf, 4.Mittens, 5.Puffer Coat, 6.sweet lace top 7.Fur Hat, 8. Marshmallows, 9. Hat

Illustrations by Danielle Malmgren

This post goes out to all my friends in Seattle that are braving the crazy snow storm!! To survive the city snow days it is essential to stay super warm and cozy, that's why all the ladies here in New York joke that even the most fashionable of us have a puffer coat! Why not have a gold one like this stunning Marc Jacobs number?  Oh and snow boots??? Don't even get me started...when it get dangerously icy you need them or you will land on your tush in no time.  I always look to my trusty Sorrel Joan of the Artics. The cute fur trim on the top makes them special.  Then when the snow ball fights and sledding are done you are going to need a good cup of coffee or hot chocolate to keep you going..I suggest adding a giant marshmallow for good measure!  HAPPY SNOW DAY SEATTLEITIES!


Café Olé

Wear this latte colored cape while devouring this creamy cappaccino on a beautiful autumn day in New York.



Coffee crash



It might be the summer heat, but I'm really needing a lot of coffee lately.  The drawing above is one of the picture perfect cups from Joe the Art of Coffee in New York.  If you haven't been, go to the Joe Coffee on Waverly Place in the West Village and sit in the tiny front garden. It will force you to slow down and savory this coffee the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Illustration by Danielle Malmgren


Need a jolt?


 I really don't understand how some people don't drink coffee.  Sorry, but I don't.  How do you get through the day, be peppy in front of your demanding boss, not fall asleep on the train, or have the motivation to do ANYTHING? HOW???

Well if your like me and you want it iced, hot, light, dark, dripped or pressed here are a few of my all time favorite coffee spots in two fantastic west coast cities! 


Vivace-This is the best coffee I have had in my life.  THE BEST. I love it.  Every cup the barista pours is not only beautiful, but delicious.  Order a Cafe Nico...A thick foamy milk, espresso, cinnamon and orange zest.

Stumptown- It got it's start in Oregon, but for some reason I also associate it with Seattle cause I lived there. Stumptown is rich dense and chocolatey coffee.  It's an amazing everyday cup.

Victrola-great notable coffee and a great place in Seattle to spend a rainy afternoon.

Cafe Vita- Roasted on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Great to grab a bag of beans and brew in you home machine!

San Francisco

Four Barrel Coffee-I try to stop here every time I'm in town.  They have mastered the science of perfect drip Coffee and the amazing donuts they have from Dynamo don't hurt either.

Ritual Roasters- A San Francisco institution. Drank my first cup in 2000 in the Mission District. Love it.

Blue Bottle Coffee- I am relatively new on the Blue Bottle band wagon, but they are known for the freshest organic coffee out there

Pictures Listed from Right to Left: Stumptown Sign, Vivace Coffee, Victrola Sign, Vivace Cup, Four Barrel Sign, Black Ritual Cup, Blue Bottle Cup, Brown Four Barrel Cup, Ritual Coffee



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