Monday, October 31, 2016

happy halloween

halloween has always been one of my favorite mini holidays. i'm not sure why but i think it's so fun to dress up and see all the creative costumes. halloween in new york is the best because you see kids and people in costumes the entire day since people are out and about so much. even if you aren't dressed up it's easy to get in the spirit!

 this year i will be checking out a haunted hayride on randall's island but i thought it'd be fun to share a few photos from last year when my little sis joined me in nyc for halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2016

pumpkin patch with baby g

fall has always been my favorite time of year, especially growing up in bucks county. i try to make it home each october for a day of 'fall fun'. this year, our day consisted of a visit to the farm across the street from our house. last year, gregory was so tiny when we went pumpkin picking that he was asleep for the entire thing! this year it was pretty cool to see him exploring each part of the farm, especially because he currently loves farm animals. a few photos from our day below!
selfies with my main man!

hanging out with gregory is always the best so combining it with the fall activites pretty much made my day... or year if i'm being honest! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

quick trip to sf // mr. holmes bakehouse

i was out in san francisco for a work trip last week and i decided to extend my visit since my younger sister recently moved out to berkeley to pursue her master's degree. once work wrapped up and before heading out to see my sister, a friend and i went to mr. holmes bakehouse. conveniently located right around the corner from our hotel we were up early because of the time change and were able to walk right in to get some pastries. after purchasing our treats we learned that the famous chuffin the shop is known for doesn't come out until 9 a.m. since i had nowhere to be i agreed to wait in line while my friend went to do some sight seeing.  
my pre-cruffin treats consisted of a churro croissant, which is a croissant filled with dulce de leche, and a choux bomb, which is essentially a cream puff with coffee filling. my friend tried the pecan pie donut and one of the savory breakfast pastries - both of which she loved!
when it was finally time to get the cruffins it was neat because eater was there doing a piece on this famous dessert. they brought out the pastry chef for some photos so it was fun to watch all that unfold as i was checking out. the bakehouse only has one flavor of cruffin per day so i bought two (that's the limit per customer) of the apple cardamom. 
over the course of the day we shared the treats and the best, hands down, was the croissant. i don't think i've ever had a better croissant (outside of paris) and that's saying a lot because they have become one of my favorite desserts over the past few

Thursday, October 20, 2016

back to blogging.

hi there! it's been a while since i logged into this account but after a whirlwind year i think it's time to pick up blogging again. there were a few highlights over this year that i'll go back and write about but i'm excited to get back into the habit of documenting all the fun things going on in this wild life of mine! thanks to those of you who want to follow along!