Happy Birthday to Me

Happy_birthday-13Another year older, another year wiser (well, maybe)! I’m off to celebrate my special day with the boy. Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve! In the meantime, I want to share with you a few links that are perfect for a wintery birthday weekend.

  • Any birthday calls for a little sparkle! And Carin found it in spades at the Elie Saab design studio. Go and get lost in the fantasy!
  • A winter celebration calls for a dessert that makes you feel all warm and delicious! Athena Calderone has created perfection with her cardamom cake with honey buttercream…have a look…then give it a try!
  • It seems like tea is the new coffee. Browsing the wide variety of this hot genial beverage is even more fun at these top tea shops in New York City!


Weekend Edition

Illy coffee cupsI’ve been really enjoying sharing my posts with all of you. What you’ve seen are definitely my favourite moments, restaurants, events, and websites. I hope you’ve enjoyed them as well.  Here are a few more things that are making their way onto “My Favourites” list.

  • I’m always on the lookout for great coffee shops where I can indulge my tastes in the caffeinated beverage. The next time I find myself in New York, I will call on this list from Trottermag to visit some of the city’s amazing cafes.
  • If I had an ounce of baking skills (or patience for that matter) I would bump this Chili & Tonka coffee and ganache macaron recipe to the top of my dessert repertoire. Scroll past the mouthwatering images and Polish text to find the English translation.
  • And if you haven’t had enough coffee images or recipes check out my Coffee Pinterest board for more inspiration!


Weekend Edition

Porter Magazine and macaronsWeekends are made for catching up on magazines and indulging in treats (after you’ve finished with all the chores left over from the rest of the week!). After I’m done with some house cleaning and grocery shopping, I plan on taking some time for myself and tuning out the world. If you can find some time for yourself this weekend, here are a few links that you’ll enjoy!

  • New York Fashion Week wrapped up on September 11th. It’s always a picturesque whirlwind of celebrities and the very best of style. I love seeing what the designers have dreamed up for Spring 2015.
  • Although you’ll find me browsing through the London markets on most Saturday mornings, I wouldn’t mind going to the market with Marissa Cox in the tiny village of Gordes in Provence. What a perfect place to find something for a weekend brunch.
  • I don’t feel so bad saying goodbye to summer berries when pears like this are in my near future.