Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Empire State of Mind

Now that the weather is warming up in New York there is only one way to celebrate at night: rooftops. Last weekend I made it out to the rooftop bar at the The Empire Hotel for a friend’s birthday. 

For your viewing pleasure (click): Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

All That Jazz

Mr. Dizzy Gillespie & I
A few weeks ago my boyfriend Alex and I went to listen to jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at the Lincoln Center). The city backdrop brought us back to a forgotten era in New York; an era run by Sinatra, a time when the K-mart in Astor Place was actually the Wanamaker Department Store, and Zabar’s was less commercialized (thanks Adam Gopnik for that tidbit). The music was great, the location was beautiful, and the Caramel-Bacon Popcorn was an interesting treat. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Good Friday


I have a quiet love affair with quaint coffee shops. The rustic feel, the warm drinks, and the sweet pastries have a welcoming feel any time of year. Last Friday was a dreary New York City day that left me craving the Mocha drink at L.A. Burdick’s. Pure dark chocolate mixed into espresso is a combination I can never resist. I came with my books but found myself people watching most of the time. 

What are your favorite coffee shops?

View outside-Typical April Showers
Cute little mice chocolates
Penguin chocolates
A few of my favorite café moments....

My friend Deena at a coffee shop in Boston