NYC

Forcella: Pizza di Napoli on the Bowery

by Janelle 11.06.2012
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I finally made it to pizza master Giulio Adriani’s new restaurant on the Bowery, Forcella. We went this past Friday, which was the first day the East Village got power back after Hurricane Sandy, so I give them extra points off the bat for hustling open to the delight of hungry SoPo diners like ourselves.

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Engagement Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.15.2012
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Last weekend was my engagement party and I couldn’t wait to share my adorable custom cupcakes from the one and only Georgetown Cupcakes – Soho location, of course. Before my party I knew Georgetown Cupcakes were some of the tastiest and highest quality cupcakes in the very saturated cupcake-market, but I had no idea how special their […]

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NYC: Brunch at Calliope

by Janelle 07.17.2012
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It was time for sunday brunch and this week my fiancé and I decided to forgo the usual mad rush to Peels, Five Points or Café Cluny and try out a chic new neigborhood bistro from Waverly Inn alum Eric Korsh and his wife, Ginevra Iverson, formerly of Prune, called Calliope. This impressive pedigree seriously got our hopes […]

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NYC: A Trip to Paris on the 6 Train

by Janelle 03.22.2012
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A new Parisian chocolate store opened on the Lower East Side and I had to try it out. In a city full of endless cupcake bakeries and fro-yo shops, it is certainly refreshing to find a place solely devoted to the art of pure chocolate confections. This one comes to us from a true chocolate […]

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Crazy for Colomba! Italy’s Easter Delight

by Janelle 03.19.2012
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When I lived in Lugano, Swizterland, I would always look forward to the delicious pastries served during Eastertime – my favorite was Colomba, a sweet, spongy, eggy Easter bread in the shape of a dove. The cake-like bread is soft, buttery, moist, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I hadn’t had it since living in Europe, so […]

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NYC: Ladurée’s Halloween Macarons

by Janelle 10.03.2011
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If you haven’t heard yet, worldwide macaroon-sensation Ladurée, aka the “new cupcake,” took up shop in New York and is taking the city by pastry-storm. Maison Ladurée, the beloved Parisian baker, is said to have invented the macaron over 60 years ago at a tea room near the Place de la Concorde in Paris in […]

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Baked by Melissa’s September Mini of the Month

by Janelle 09.01.2011

Happy September! It’s back to school time and there is no better way to cheer yourself up from the post-summer vacation blues, then with cupcakes. This month, Baked By Melissa brings us “Milk & Cookies” – a brilliant concoction of vanilla cake, vanilla icing and an adorable mini honey bear on top. Delicious! The vanilla […]

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Baked by Melissa’s July Mini of the Month : The Firecracker

by Janelle 07.04.2011
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Happy Fourth!! What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a irresistible new Baked by Melissa limited edition flavor. The “Firecracker” mini cupcake is made with blue vanilla cake, a layer of crunchy “popping” chocolate, fuschia vanilla icing and “popping”chocolate on top. Get it for a limited time at one of Baked by Melissa’s […]

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Happy June! Baked by Melissa’s June Cupcake of the Month Revealed

by Janelle 06.02.2011
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June has arrived and that means mini-cupcake bakery extraordinaire, Baked by Melissa, is unveiling a new cupcake-of-the-month. Today I went down to the Soho location to try June’s Mini of the Month — a rice crispy treat cupcake (brilliant).    

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NYC: 8 Alfresco Hotspots to Enjoy Cocktails & Dinner Outdoors this Summer …

by Janelle 05.25.2011
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I was thrilled to guest post today for one of my favorite blogs, All Women Stalk. Check out my article on the 8 best NYC Alfresco Hotspots to Enjoy Cocktails and Dinner Outdoors This Summer! I’ve found the coolest spots to enjoy the warm weather this summer. Summer is about to be officially in full-swing […]

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