Hey guys, how has everyone been?! I know I have been away for awhile, but now I am back and I hope to never lose touch with this blogamy (blog + family)…it that a thing or did I make that up? Anyway, if you all forgot, that is proof of just how weird I truly am. Admittedly, I hope my “weirdness” comes across in the most sincere and endearing fashion. Did I mention I have missed this…just sitting down, committing and connecting through my blog. Setting loose whatever new inspirations, FOOD and personal pieces I have to share, out into the blogesphere to each and everyone of my supporters! I could not be more grateful for this space to be my most authenic self, especially after the trials I have been through in the last 3mons. But, with conscience effort to play on the positive side, I just wanted to take this time to share a little more of silly and WAY oversharing tidbits about myself.
So, I guess here I go…
Hey guys, happy Thursday!
They also carry infused honey!
They carry pasta as well.
Bottling up my chosen olive oil
And this is Erin! She was so interesting, engaging and welcoming! It was lovely to meet and chat with her.
Here is Erin with one of the owners, Bart. He was friendly and said he would check out my blog! Thank you for a great experience in your shop. I will be back…SOON!
This is what I got, Black Truffle Sea Salt, ‘GLUTEN-FREE’ Garlic Chive pasta, Champagne Mimosa Vinegar and Blood Orange Olive Oil…GLORIOUS!
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