Monday, November 26, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Cupcake Tree

Thanksgiving is over which means you have yet to get a jump on that extra long holiday list.  Instead of worrying about not taking advantage of the Black Friday deals start decorating that tree you just put up.

These ornaments were found at Mary Arnold Toys, the oldest toy store in New York City.  We stopped in on our way to a brunch at Hi-Life.  And if our tree wasn't so small it would definitely be on our tree.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Brunch : Hi-Life

Hi-Life is a restaurant that has two faces depending on the time of day.  By night it is a restaurant that caters to the looking-for-a-good-time-involving drinks crowd; by day it is a family-friendly place for an Upper East Side brunch.

Last Sunday, a good friend had been aching to catch-up and my husband wanted to try their breakfast version of a bread basket (blueberry muffins and cinnamon toast) so we decided to meet up at Hi-Life.

The east side location of Hi-Life was closer to meet up so it was a natural fit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What Are You Thankful For?

 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

This is the one holiday where you get to share the reasons you are thankful to family and friends - not just stuffing your face like the turkey you are about to eat. 

I am thankful for a getting married to a loving husband this past year.

I'm thankful to have a myriad of Lolita and (non-Lolita) friends, who have inspired me to continue this strange but frill-filled fashion. 

I am thankful for my readers for continue to read my blog. It still astounds me when I meet someone new and they say they've read Lolita and the City.

 I am thankful for being able to begin a new career. It's scary and new but good.

And of course, living in one of the greatest cities in the world.

So now what are you thankful for?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cupcake of the Week : Vietnamese Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee is known to be strong and good for a nice kick of caffeine.  Imagine if it was in cupcake form?  You can find it at Spot Dessert Bar in the St.Marks area.

Coffee cake, coffee frosting, chocolate espresso beads, and a surprise liquid coffee-flavored molten center.  It's satisfies your sweet tooth and gives you a much needed pick-me-up something to get you through the day.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Forever21 X Hello Kitty

I don't wear t-shirts but this Forever21 X Hello Kitty collaboration is something I could get behind.  It's rather plain, but with a glue gun, crystals, and sewing skills this shirt could go with a nice casual Lolita outfit.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cupcake of the Week: Cupcake Wine!

We bought this as a welcome to the neighborhood gift for friends of ours who recently moved nearby. I actually sampled this wine during this year's Fashion's Night Out. It's a white wine that's very sweet. Great for desserts or just treating yourself!

Have a cupcake you'd like to share? Feel free to email me at lolitaandthecity(at)gmail(dot)com. Just put CCWK in the subject line and what it is and where you found it (preferable anything that is accessible in NYC or the internet).