Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Matching Sets - BoldLoft Human Touch

"Oops...My Bad."
Boldloft was a shop I found on my last day in Hong Kong.  It's a cute shop if you love matching sets or are looking for couple gifts for someone or yourself.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cupcake of the Week: Shark Week

Save Snuffy, eat a cupcake.
Shark Week is summer's version of Christmas.  Whether it's the video of sharks tearing flesh from fishbone or just the mind blowing knowledge how they operate -- it's one of the highlights of summer. For the third time, Georgetown Cupcakes is again honoring the period with special Shark Week cupcakes.

These are only available online or by emailing your nearest store for pickup or delivery.

NOTE: Shark Week starts Aug 4th, 2013 for inquiring minds.

Georgetown Cupcakes
111 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Go Big or Go Home: Lolitas vs. (Mini) Vermonster

Signed as proof.
Lolita fashion makes you do crazy things. If you love the fashion long enough you want to do practically everything while wearing clothes that make you look like a giant cupcake. Whether it's going to the movies, the zoo, to try out a new restaurant, or even going out for ice cream. 

Since a lot of friends were big foodies, I wanted to do something a bit outrageous: I wanted a bunch of us to get together, while wearing Lolita, and eat a Vermonster.  It turned out to be a fun, casual bonding experience. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Street Snaps: ConnectiCon 2013

It was my first time going to Connecticon and I had a great time.  Not only was it a nice break from the larger cons, like NYCC or Otakon, it was just as fun with plenty to do.  I was quite surprised by the amount of fashion statements for such a small convention.

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!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Steady As She Goes: Connecticon 2013

You are not in NYC anymore, Pucca.
It was a weekend of firsts: it was the first weekend where the weather was below 90 degrees; the first weekend I stayed in Connecticut instead of just passing through; it was the first time time I attended a convention that was not an anime or comic focused; finally, it was my first time at ConnectiCon.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fête Paradiso - July 13-September 29!

via ixdoxdeclare
Fête Paradiso opened last Saturday, but still something worth checking out if you are a fan of old timey things that are hardier than the plastic-made rides of today.

Governor's Island is proud to host several vintage carnival rides and carousel straight from France.  Not only are they relics of 19th and 20th century but still functional! Admission is free for the festival and for a measly $3 you can ride into the past!

From July 13 - September 29 every weekend, you'll be able to eat and drink at their pop-up beer garden that features French carnival food, try your hand at mid-century games, and ride lots of different carousels.

Check out their TwitterInstagram and Facebook page to peak your interest and any updates.

Fête Paradiso: A Festival of Vintage Carousels and Carnival Rides
July 13-September 29, 2013
10:30AM - 6PM
Governor's Island

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

City of Water Day - July 20th, 2013!

Heave-ho onto open waters on City of Water Day

New York City is a city surrounded by water.  You need to go under or over water to get to Manhattan from Brooklyn or Queens.  You take the ferry to Staten Island.

On July 20th, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance celebrates everything that has to do with water with City of Water Day. On Governor's Island and Liberty State Park in New Jersey there'll be Children's Activity Fair in both areas.  Featuring food, a cardboard kayak race, as well as free boat tours!

Various boats will also be offering free tours along the Hudson.  See New York City like you've never seen it before. Learn about the life of a mariner, see various birds that live along the river, or see why tugboats are so important.

City of Water Day
July 20th, 2013
Liberty State Park, NJ and Governor's Island, NY

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bastille Day on 60th Street - 7/14/13!

After celebrating July 4th with fireworks and barbecues, why not head uptown on July 14th to celebrate our French's neighbors independence with cancans and crepes (and macarons)?

Bastille Day on 60th Street is put together by the French Institute Alliance Francaise to bring a bit of France to NYC. There'll be music, wine tastings, food, and drawings, as well as prix fixe boxed lunches so you won't go hungry.  The entire event is free unless you choose to partake in things like tastings, the boxed lunches, and of course any stalls that strike your fancy. Be sure to check out their website for more information.

Bastille Day on 60th Street
July 14th, 2013
Between Lexington

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Avoid Brain Freeze - My Top 5 Places to Eat Cool

Tangerine and Plum in pretzel cones - Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit
Whenever the temperature goes up I always want to keep cool.  Often this means I get a lot of cravings for ice cream and the like.  Sadly the New Yorker I've turned out to be has become extremely picky when it comes to desserts.  Here are my favorite places that I love to go back to again and again.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Cupcake of the Week: Dylan's Candy Bar

Q: Ever wonder what's really inside a cupcake?
Although Dylan's Candy Bar renovated their upstairs cafe quite a bit, I never really had a reason to go check it out.  Or perhaps I was just waiting for the right company.