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Macarons in the Window

Laduree

With their bright colors and fancy packaging, macarons by far one of the most stylish sweets. So it’s no wonder they’re at almost every fashion event alongside cupcakes and champagne. When I came across the famous Ladurée luxury French bakery on West Broadway, I was hypnotized by the beautiful sweets in the window. Judging from this display, these double-decker macarons that sell at a rate of 15,000 a day, are enough to make any girl feel like they are in the company of Marie Antoinette or Blair Waldorf.

French Dessert

Macarons

yum food foodie

sweets

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Candy Crush Crazed!

candy-crush-saga

My latest obsession has nothing to do with couture. Like millions of addicts around the world, I’ve developed quite a sweet tooth for Candy Crush Saga. I love all the pretty candies and the challenge each level brings. If you haven’t played yet, just be aware that this game is addictive enough to make you a permanent resident of the Betty Ford Center. So play wisely. Currently, I’ve been stuck on level 65 for over a month and it’s driving me insane.

In spite of it all, Candy Crush certainly has a way of teaching you patience. Not only do some levels take forever to pass, but once your five lives are up, you must wait a specified amount of time before you can play again or ask your Facebook friends to send you a life. I have tons of friends on Facebook that I haven’t spoken to in years, but they never fail to send me lives on Candy Crush. If you can’t wait, you can always pay for more lives, but I’m not really into doing that. I’d rather wait and use my time in between Candy Crush sessions to do something productive. Since I now have nothing, but candy on my mind, I’ve been spending my Candy Crush downtime searching for the cutest candy-inspired accessories. I hope you enjoy my sweet picks and beat that level you’re stuck on soon!

1. kate spade new york ‘popsicle’ coin purse  2. Dylan’s Candy Bar Whirly Pop iPad Cover  3. Lippmann Collection Candy Shop Nail Lacquer  4. Sweets My Sweet Heels  5. Chic Candy Clutch Bag with Detachable Long Strap

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Look Honey! I Baked!

I rarely bake or cook. So when I do, it’s a really big deal.  Hence the insane number of photos I took of the process.  The day before Easter, I spent the day with my best friend since first grade, Marie, baking and decorating festive cupcakes for the Spring season.  It was a blast.  We even made chocolate cake from scratch.  I guess you can refer to this as our “Spring 2012 Collection.”

Making and baking the dough with chocolate chunks

Some like it HOT!

It’s not Easter without a nest of colorful eggs and purple Chanel.

Couture Cupcakes!

Perfect pink roses for Easter/Spring!  Very Valentino!

Cupcakes Champagne and Sangria

All this bitter cold weather we’ve been having in NYC has me craving an epic Girls’ Night In. When the holidays have just ended and it’s not yet Fashion Week, it seems to call for a few weeks of a more relaxing social calendar filled with sweets and even later brunches. Throughout my recent time spent inside avoiding below freezing temperatures, I’ve derived a formula for the perfect relaxing evening with the girls (and guys if they want to join, but I’m guessing they’ll want to skip this one.)  Listen carefully to the three parts of my secret formula:

1.  Forget your diet and make lots of cupcakes!  Aside from eating these sweet little cakes, decorating them using different themes is the best part.

2.  Get lots of champagne.  It’s the socialite thing to do.

3.  Make sangria!  I know sangria is supposed to be red, but lately I’ve really had a thing for white sangria.  You are also going to have a buy lots of fruit both to put into the sangria and on top of the cupcakes.  It’s a lot of sugar, but it’s worth it.

4.  You can add your own touch to this evening of sweetness with movies, games, or just your usual crazy conversation.

Seeing that I have no plans for Valentine’s Day as of now, I may be repeating this formula with my single friends come February 14th…sigh!