Travel

Times Square & Over the Bridge

I’m never at Times Square. I work in midtown Manhattan but never really had a reason to go deep into the belly of the beast until a couple of weeks ago – when we decided to check out the Spring/Break Art Show. Of course, I had to take photos!

Afterwards, Brian and I drove across the GW bridge to visit my mom & sis – but not after stopping by one of my all-time favorite spots in Bergen County: The Fireplace. Click through for more photos!

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Food

The Bagel Nook

I’m not really a bagel person. I like it but it’s just not my go-to breakfast item. To be honest, there are a handful of items on a breakfast menu that I would order first before settling into a bagel (avocado toast, eggs benedict, sausage-egg-and-cheese on a kaiser roll, french toast with a side of extra crispy bacon, THE LIST IS ENDLESS!)

So when I found myself hungry somewhere deep in New Jersey with Brian, I found us The Bagel Nook. I remember putting it in my list of food places to try because of their Flaming Hot Cheeto bagels. (yes, you read that correctly)

Obviously, I had to try it. With Cool Ranch cream cheese. Brian got the Cinnamon Toast Crunch bagel with Crumb Cake cream cheese. Click through for more photos!

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Leinenkugel’s, Sprinkles, & Easter Bread!

Have you guys ever been to Total Wine? It’s in New Jersey and it’s amazing. They have a huge selection of liquor, wine, & craft beer! Stopped by to restock Brian’s Leinenkugel Summer Shandy stash and it took a lot of discipline to NOT buy crates of Vouvray. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend paying them a visit.

Visited a friend of mine who just bought a house in upstate New York. She made this cake and the Easter Bread below. So delicious. I don’t bake because I hate anything that has to do with measurements and precision (also why I don’t sew but that’s a whole other discussion.) Also, my pantry isn’t stocked with any baking staples because I threw everything out when I switched to organic and I haven’t gotten the chance to hoard. Not that I need to anyway, I try to avoid sweets like nobody’s business.

Anyway, she packed some leftover bread for me to take home so I reheated them on the griddle & served them with caramelized bananas! All of that with a hot cup of coffee for Sunday’s breakfast and I was ready to tackle the day.

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Bag it, Coppin it, Washin it, ‘Bout to go & get some compliments!

I have a favorite thrift store in New Jersey and I’m not telling you which one. All I can say is that it’s huge, resembles a warehouse, and you have to dig through CARTONS of clothes based on handwritten labels on the boxes. I bought this tunic from there for a whopping $8 after rummaging through a box that’s been labeled “70’s Rayon”. Amazing.

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From the Archives: Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum, Buffalo Exchange, & White Manna burgers!

I cannot believe I almost forgot to share photos from the Gaultier Exhibit! Not that it really matters at this point because I’m sure everyone’s seen and heard about it on social media (especially the holographic faces on the mannequins). It was really great to see the clothes in person – I honestly didn’t realize Gaultier’s scope and influence on pop culture, directly or arbitrarily. Anyway, Le Boyfriend bought tickets for Valentine’s Day weekend but because of the head injury I got from The Great Fall of February, we had to wait until the next weekend to venture out to Brooklyn for the exhibit. Scroll below for some pics of my faves.

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