Hey guys! I’m back, do you notice something different about me…oh you do? Well, that’s because I am %100, bonafide, grown ass WOMAN! Lol…no really I turned 25 on April 20th. In the small scope of my world this year has been tough, which made it all the more beautiful and immensely important I made it to this milestone in life. I know some people believe age is just a number, and to some degree that is true. But, for many, it signifies the growth, fight and hardship we endured to reach that next age. I find that I become so aware of how my spirit, body and heart perseveres, through all of my changes. This year I got another medical diagnosis (that would bring about an additional layer of medical issues, endless doctor visits, treatment therapy that feels like it will go on forever and BIG surgery coming up), I lost my dear friend Devin Cook and I had to take time away from my bakery. Those things alone were enough to bruise my spirit, but I refuse to let things steal the threads of beauty, immense gratitude and inherent optimism that are so deeply ingrained within my soul and weaves throughout every aspect of my life.
Hey guys, happy Tuesday!
Hey guys, happy Friday!
I made it HOME! And the sunset is gorgeous and welcome!
For dinner, I took a little trip to College Park. I have a passion for the food of SweetGreen! This is Gloria, she was nervous for me to take her picture, but it turned out great…don’t you think?!
I got a “Spict Sabzi” with chickpeas instead of tofu and a “Misoba” with chicken (for Easter dinner). They were both DELICIOUS!!! I continued my night, after much convincing and went to the ‘club’ with my friends. But, most importantly I went with 4/20 twin, one of my oldest friends Shanay.
I really hope you guys enjoyed taking a look at how I spent my birthday! See you tomorrow!
Hey everyone, happy Saturday!
Parents…aren’t they cute! FYI: my mom was FREEZING…in truth it wasn’t that bad, chilly at best.
This is Anna. She indulged my presence as I talked her ear off about baking and my blog.
Words to live by
And these lovely people are: Katrina and Timothy (he was in training). They both were kind and graceous enough to allow me to take their photo.
The Ansel logo
The other gem…aside from the pastries and food.
And lastly, this is Daniel, he was in charge of the dough sheeter.
Mom chose this.
I on the other hand was too nervous for food and stuck with my old faithful…COFFEE!
There were two other lovely individuals I met, that I forgot to ask for their photos. Their names were Devon and Rachel.
A big THANK YOU to the Dominique Ansel Bakery family!
On our way to Greenwich Village, I passed by Engine Company 24 Ladder 5. I came across a beautifully profound memorial to firefighters “brother” they had lost in 9/11. I found it moving and reassuring in a personal belief I hold, “To a great degree, we as humans are resposible for one another.” They put each others lives on the line and in the hands of their fellow firefighters, to save the lives of others. Pessimist like to say humanity is gone, but it’s NOT, it’s just damaged. It’s our responsiblilty to make sure it’s presence is NEVER lost!
We made it!
For the well kept/metrosexual in every man
So there is 2 main things I have been wanting for some time now, 1. my next tattoo and 2. get my tragus pierced. At the suggestion of my Dad to go in and check it out, my encouraged me to have my tattoo done there. I explained that wasn’t practical nor ideal and we settle on my TRAGUS!
The guy is, Evan and the girl was who placed my piercing, her name is Saw.
Pay no mind to my wind blown hair. This is my tragus BEFORE…
What an awesome shop, talented artist, skilled piercers/body mod. and all with a wram and welcoming disposition. I’ll be back Moon Sheen Tattoo!
Lunch was at the Rivera Cafe + Sports Bar. This lovely individual is Maurcio, he was our waiter and unofficial historian of this family owned and run business. The food was delicious, I had a Salmon salad with Raspberry Champagne Vinaigrette.
NYU or New York University territory and mom sneakying out of the photo
How wicked cool does this playground look. All I could think about when I saw it was how much my nephew and niece would enjoy it!
How creative are these chalk affirmations! They were everywhere.
Did I ever tell you guys I am a ‘bit’ of a “movie buff”!
That’s Shelby, she is an artist and employee of The Grey Dog. I caught her doing amazing work, painting the benches outside of her workplace.
Madison Square Park:
And now we wait.
While I was waiting, I noticed these two feeding birds, out of their hands…cute!
The best way to end a wondeful day. I got a swirl NON-MALTED milkshake…DELISH! Don’t worry, I bolused for this baby! New York City, you were glorious and I can’t wait to come back to you soon!
I really hope you all enjoyed seening New York City through my eyes. I’ll see you again tomorrow!
P E A C E + L O V E + B A K I N G