Thursday, August 28, 2014

Photo Gallery Thursday " A Tennis Ball Cupcake"

As you know, The US Open started this week, so I had to bring out the famous tennis ball cupcake! I purchased this from Bill's Bar and Burger, they have amazing cupcakes, and they liked it so much, they used it in their email blast one year to promote the dessert! So sad Rafael Nadal cannot defend his title this year, I am rooting for Andy Murray or Milos Raonic to win AND Maria Sharapova for the ladies! Hope your Thursday is a real "sweet" day !! 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10 Best New York City Bakeries

There are so many tasty pastry/bakery shops in New York City and this list is sure to leave out a few great ones. These are my personal picks for the 10 best to go off your healthy eating plan for the day. If you are going to splurge on calories, these would be the places! In no particular order:

Financier Patisserie
Ferrara Bakery and Cafe
Rocco's Pastry Shop
Bouchon Bakery
Pomme Palais
Francis Payard Bakery
Two Little Red Hens
Milk Bar
Dominique Ansel Bakery
PLUS ONE MORE : Levain Bakery

I hope many of my native New York readers will let me know their favorite if it is not on this list! Please leave a comment below, and if you are a lover of visiting the city, and have a favorite bakery, please list below. For some reason, I now feel the need to hunt down a very good piece of pastry !!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Quote of the Day for August 26 2014

This quote reminds me of that saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all "
Hope everyone has a most spectacular Tuesday!! 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

My Favorite Displays at the Dining by Design New York 2014

I really had to show you my 2 favorite table settings at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Before we know it, the 2015 show will be upon us! This first one was just amazing, and designed by The New York Design Center and designer Kati Curtis. The design was pairing masculine with feminine side by side. The results were pretty awesome! 

KNOLL WITH HOK was my second favorite 
the concept of partnership is expressed with a team of blues and reds, which reflect the brand identities of knoll and the newly merged hok and bbg-bbgm. 
really loved these chairs! 
French macarons made me smile !! 

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Today's Words of Wisdom: Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Personalities in the Art World at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show

The theme of the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show was ARTiculture and this display really lived up to the name. Showing various artists, it was really such a fun portion of the show. 
Cool, right ? 
Not shocked we have some ribbon winners for this display. 

I know I am bad, but he reminded me of Larry from The Three Stooges! And yes, Larry was my favorite! 
But of course it is Rodin ! 

I really loved this with the doves. So pretty, 

The Girl with the Pearl Earring is one of my favorite works of art and movies 

I hope my photos interest you in paying a visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show. If you are into flowers or art in general, you will enjoy it very much. Each year they really make you shake your head when you see what they can come up with! 

Today's Words of Wisdom: It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger. -Andy Warhol

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