Cronut Criminal

Since last year, everyone has been raving about the cronut. My curiosity beat me to my recenttrip to NYC and I actually did a cronut class at the BCAE.

Recognizing that I was to be in SOHO to check out a favorite store of mine, UNIQLO (to date there hasn’t been one in Massachusetts but they’re opening one in the Natick Mall in August, SO PUMPED), I asked my friend if she’d be open to us attempting the wait. Usually there is a ginormous line, but that day we got there around 11:30 am and there was around 20 people. We gave it a shot and a few minutes in a lady came outside and advised that only half of the people in line might have the chance to get a cronut. Still encouraged, I waited. Maybe ten minutes later, she came out again and repeated but advised that if we wanted to get something else of the pastries at the bakery, we could do the express lane.

Given that I wanted to make the most of my time in the city, I decided to go in and get a different pastry, may as well get something if you’re there right?  I didn’t realize until the end that I had gotten in the line for the cronut. No one had pointed me otherwise. You could buy one or two cronuts, so given the good birthday karma and my luck for getting in line, I only got one in the hopes that other people did the same and everyone to where I was standing got one. Call me crazy, but I thought it was good, not great- for whatever reason I thought it was going to hot? Nevertheless I’m glad I’m able to say I’ve tried it.

Have you tried the cronut?

Boozy Brunch

Boozy Brunch

Birthdays call for boozy brunches. It’s only appropriate right? You can make your own judgment on the question at hand but in my friends and my eye’s there is only one answer: YES. We wanted to find a spot that was close by to where we were staying, had good reviews and not too pricey. We ended up at PS450.


I am the most OCD traveler ever. The first rule in my travels is always be early. We got to PS450 at 10:50, it opened at 11. There were already other people waiting as well. When you walk in, there is a more casual seated table area in the front; we walked to the back to the party booths, as we called it.


Going back to price, we figured $35 for unlimited Champagne or Bloody Mary’s for 2 hours with an entree was worthwhile. I mean, it is New York. Calling that a deal, we went at it. True to the unlimited callout, there were bottles brought every time we asked for a refill.

Food wise, thinking with my peanut butter heart, I could not resist the Peanut Butter Cup French toast. It was decadent and I was left satisfied.



The music in the spot was on point (to celebrate), the bottles were popping and the laughs continuous. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate a life event, whether birthday, anniversary, or just life in general, I’d highly recommend trying this spot out.

PS 450
450 Park Ave S
New York, NY 100163
(212) 532-7474


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My Golden Year

So there’s this thing called the Golden Year. My first thought was that it had something to do with the show Golden Girls. Nope. Apparently it’s a thing but I had no idea that the year you turn the date of your birthday is your Golden Year.

This year I turned 25 on the 25th. I have a feeling it’s going to be a wonderful year, particularly after the birthday weekend I had in NYC.

My birthday was filled with food adventures: from boozy brunching to vegan adventures to tasting a cronut and then an unexpected and incredible lunch in SOHO. Looking at Foursquare, we saw a vegetarian friendly option and took a stab at it, Salud NYC.

Salud is the brainchild of a Mexican-American family. Its dream was to create a healthier option of homemade Mexican organic edibles, the way it was done hundreds of years prior in Ancient Mexico.

Most recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. It explores new ways of sharing the life long tradition of Mexican food the way their family envisioned it.

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