Monday, June 24, 2013

Cupcake of the Week: Charm City Cupcakes

Charm City Cupcakes - Inner Harbor

Went to Baltimore last week for a short trip.  I found this cute cupcake shop, Charm City Cupcakes, that took over an ice cream shop in one of the mini malls in the Inner Harbor.  I had initially wanted ice cream, but cupcakes will certainly suffice.

We purchased a Caramel Praline and a vanilla Black-eyed Susan.  I had the Black-eyed Susan, which was a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting in the middle.

Caramel Praline and vanilla Black Eyed Susan

If you're going to Otakon or have a chance to go there I recommend getting one to try!

Charm City Cupcakes
1340 Smith Avenue (Mt. Washington Mill)
Baltimore, MD 21209

(Inner Harbor Flagship Store)
Inner Harbor Pratt Street Pavillion

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Street Snaps: AnimeNext 2013

AnimeNext was fill with all kinds of fashion. From Lolita to casual to more Lolita. Chess Story's Starry Night Angel and Baby's Strawberry Pie lucky packs were popular, as well as a good smattering of gothic coordinates (The weather was perfect for it -- not too cold, not too hot).

These are in no particular order, please enjoy!

Note: As always, please credit me if you decide to use these photos elsewhere. And if you see your photo and would like it taken down, please let me know!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Up Next, AnimeNext 2013

It has occurred to me that I have or will be traveling to a convention every month. It was AnimeBoston last month, and this month was AnimeNext.

To be truthful I haven't attended AnimeNext since their move to the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset. As a New Yorker it was no longer a casual commute but a long trek that seemed more hassle that it was worth. However when they announced Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and MC Melody Doll
as guests, I had to repack my bags and travel to New Jersey.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Crafternoon at the Etsy Craft Party 6/20!

I love Etsy and make cute things like this.

Love Etsy? Love crafting?

The Etsy Craft Party is a worldwide celebration of making, designing, and creating something with your imagination and own two hands.  With several events around the world there has to be one in Etsy's home-base, New York City (Brooklyn to be exact), on June 20.

In fact there is!

This year Brooklyn's Etsy Craft Party will be at Brooklyn Bridge Park in the Tobacco Warehouse where you'll be able to embroider and sew hand puppets that will be donated to organizations like Baby Buggy, Children's Aid Society, and Room to Grow.

There be food trucks, raffles, and craft lovers alike. RVSP here.

Etsy Craft Party: Brooklyn NY
June 20th, 2013
Tobacco Warehouse at the Brooklyn Bridge Park
26 New Dock Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Street Snaps: AnimeBoston 2013

Group Shot after the Lolita panel.
Armed with the last of my business cards and a kit lens, I did my best to capture as many Lolitas as I could.

Note: As always, please credit me if you decide to use these photos elsewhere. And if you see your photo and would like it taken down, please let me know!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wait Awhile, And The Weather Will Change: AnimeBoston 2013

Winner of the Tales of Yokai contest - Honne Onna
AnimeBoston definitely felt like a whirlwind this year. With more panels to attend to and more people to see. And with the incident of the Boston Marathon just yards away, it really didn't seem like it. In fact it was very much con fever as usual.