Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Big Booty Bread Co.

Big Booty Bread Co is a bakery and coffee shop in Chelsea. This bakery was founded in 2005 by an ex wall street trader named Jose Rojas who was inspired by his Latin American roots as well as his parent’s long-standing bakery (Don Ricky’s) in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The name is hilarious and the window display is so inviting! I’ve been meaning to come here ever since we moved to Chelsea, and I’m so glad I finally had a chance to stop in!

Some of the bakery’s signature products include guava turnovers, dulce de leche cupcakes and peanut butter cookies as well as freshly baked bread and croissants. I was so indecisive but finally landed on the ham and cheese empanada which was amazing!! I regret not ordering more things to try! I also got a house brewed coffee which was amazing. Pretty sure the barista steamed the milk which added such a nice texture and flavor.

If you’re in the area, skip the chain coffee shops and treat yourself to some dessert and coffee at Big Booty! The staff are so friendly and the coffee is amazing! Also – once you step in I guarantee you won’t be able to resist the treats so just give in and embrace the Big Booty way! It is so worth it!  


Friday, January 11, 2019

My 2019 Book List

Happy New Year friends! We're probably all back to our normal routines by now and the holidays seem like they were ages ago! As we kick off 2019, I want to continue challenging myself to read 50 books this year. For the past few years I have tried to do this - some years were more successful than others but either way I loved transporting myself into a new story each time I picked up a new book. Check out a summary of the books I've read over the years here: 2016, 2017, 2018.

My goal is to continue making my way through the Time's All Time Top 100 List. I plan to continuously update this post throughout the year as I finish these books, and I'll mark the Time's books with an asterisk.

You can follow me on goodreads here in case you're interested to follow my books and check out my ratings! Thanks for stopping by!

1. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Seven Grams Caffé

Seven Grams Caffé is an independent coffee shop with locations in Chelsea and Hudson Square. The name Seven Grams is an ode to the true Italian standard since a perfect espresso shot is made out of exactly 7 grams of coffee! Their baked goods are also made from scratch, in-house and freshly baked every day - and yes, they cater!

I ordered a cappuccino and loved every single sip. It was super well balanced and not too milky which happens often! A had a café au lait and said he really enjoyed it as well! Also - how picture perfect are their mugs and saucers?! If you're in this neck of the woods I'd strongly recommend a visit to this cozy café!