Down to 2 Weeks

Only 2 weeks left in New York City.  I still can’t believe we are moving.  Not trying to fit in everything under the sun before we leave. Just some favorites.

We did take a day to roam the city during the week last Thursday: Blue Bottle coffee, attempt at our own photo shoot in the Meatpacking, coffee and pastry from Maison Kayser, chicken parm for lunch, afternoon drinks at Jams…

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Blue Bottle & Candace

Have I created a coffee snob?  It’s really just an empty cup for her to chew on.  But I’m afraid she’s going to want Blue Bottle exclusively.  I had to take a picture with Candace, who is moving back to California this week.  She’s been one of our favorite baristas at the Chelsea location.  IMG_8843 IMG_8837

It’s Hot Out There!

IMG_8786Oh, it was a warm one today.  So we stopped into Blue Bottle, which was nice and cool.  I had a New Orleans, and loved the way the milk fell to the bottom of the cup.  The whole milk makes it creamy.  And delicious.

Blue Bottle Baby

Finally!  We’ve missed Blue Bottle Coffee the last few weeks because it’s been too darn cold at 8 am on Saturday morning.  But we got to the gym (yes, another feat) and to our favorite coffee place.  Today, Ms S was awake so we took her out to take a look around.  Ok, so she’s still in her jammies and looks like she’s ready to welcome Santa.  Had to snap a picture with Nate and Candace, our baristas.

Mommy & Baby Friday

Maternity leave is coming to an end!  Baby starts daycare this week with a few practice runs before I start back to work.  Of course, I pick the week of the big blizzard to work out all the logistics.  May as well try this in the worst of conditions!

But we spent our last full day together doing fun things around the city, things that we enjoyed doing during our time together.  We started out with a trip to Blue Bottle via the High Line where we saw one of our favorite baristas, Candace.

I have a list of doughnut places to try so figured I’d knock one off the list.  We headed to Dough on 19th Street.  Baby was not going to stand for mom enjoying her doughnut in the store so we brought it home. Yes, those are crumbs on the baby and boppy, oops!  Mocha almond crunch.  I still love my Doughnut Plant, but this was also really really good.  More of a dessert.

We regrouped and baby had a nap and lunch before Karma Kids for Mommy Baby yoga.

Then we had an afternoon of cleaning up, random computer work and baby naps.  A perfect way to end our time together.  Is baby happy with our day?  She’s not looking too happy in this picture, but I may have subjected her to enough of the camera by this point.  I’ve really enjoyed it, and am excited for all the adventures we’ll have together.  More doughnuts for sure!


A Fruit Buckle Kind of Morning

I was flying solo this morning, but kept to our Saturday routine:  short workout at the gym and Blue Bottle Coffee.   It’s too nice to give up.   But today, I went with the Seasonal Fruit Buckle.   Not that I don’t love the Mast Brothers Chocolate Cookie.  The crumble topping was awesome.  That means there was lots of crumble and it was sweet.  I think it was carrot raisin?  I don’t know, but I loved it.  Played tourist and had someone take a pic on the High Line on my walk home.

Mast Brothers Chocolate Cookie @ Blue Bottle

When we go to Blue Bottle on Saturday mornings, we’ll get a cookie, too.  Now you might be thinking, “a cookie for breakfast?”  I like to think it’s not much different than a muffin.  And we split it.

These are made with Mast Brothers chocolate (the bars that go for $8+).  They have a slight crisp on the outside and are chewy on the inside.  Which is my perfect kind of cookie.  And they have a bit of salt to balance the chocolate.  Love it.

A bit of an indulgence, but they are delicious.

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Sunday at Donut Plant

We mixed things up a little this weekend because I had to take care of a few things at work.  So it was a doughnut AND coffee for me at Doughnut Plant today.  Usually we take our doughnuts to go and get coffee at Lavazza.  Today it was pistachio yeast.

They now serve a new coffee (Red Brick), not Intelligentsia like they used to.  It was good.  Not as smooth as Blue Bottle, of course.  But trying my coffee without sugar to see if I can notice any of the underlying flavors.

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