Monday, July 8, 2019

Breads Bakery



Breads Bakery is a New York bakery dedicated to producing high quality artisanal homemade breads. They have four locations: Union Square, Lincoln Centre, Time Out Market in DUMBO, and a Kiosk at Bryant Park. We visited the Lincoln Centre location and there was plenty of space on the patio outside. We managed to snag a table inside to relieve ourselves from the heat and cool off with the AC.

I’m not usually an iced coffee person, but ordered an iced latte which was very a bit too milky for me but still refreshing and we ordered a number of different pastries to share. My favourite had to be the cheddar croissant, and the spinach burka. We also tried the feta bureka, potato burka and the almond croissant. The chocolate babkas looked amazing and seem to be a favourite as well! I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the gorgeous rugalach sandwiches fresh out of the oven - chocolate croissants stuffed with mascarpone, strawberries and Nutella.  

Breads Bakery offers bread baking classes which would make a great gift or be a fun corporate event! I wish I could’ve tried everything on the menu but I’ll definitely need to come back! This spot is a carb lover’s dream and a must try for locals or visitors.

Travel Tip: This is right by the south west entrance of Central Park. Rent some bikes and cycle through the gorgeous tree lined paths to escape the concrete jungle and enjoy some greenery!


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Williamstown, MA


It’s been a while since we travelled, but we got to spend an amazing weekend in the Berkshires last weekend! It was my first time visiting Massachusetts (yay another state I can cross off my bucket list!) and I loved exploring Williamstown! 

We were in town for a wedding so it was the perfect excuse for a getaway and I absolutely loved the college vibe. We stayed at a charming bed and breakfast called the Williams Inn located right around the corner from campus. The hotel was dog friendly too so we brought our pup along with us!

The official town website provided a number of helpful itineraries and we used that as a reference point to plan our trip. Some highlights of the trip were hiking through Mount Hope, visiting the Farmers Market downtown, our meal at The Store at Five Corners and obviously the wedding at the Clark Institute! This is a great place to visit and only a 3.5 hour drive from the city! It’s official – the travel bug has bit me again and we’re already planning our next trip!







Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tianti


Tianti is a bookstore and café located in midtown. It’s a hidden oasis in a super busy and loud area of the city. I was so happy to walk in and take a little break to read a book and enjoy their house brewed coffee! The barista was probably one of the nicest I’ve ever had! It was refreshing after a weekend of terrible customer service.

Tianti sells meditation books in a number of different languages and even offer mediation classes! The space is large and the menu includes coffees, teas, smoothies, pastries and sandwiches. I snagged a spot at the gorgeous long wooden bar table and had the most relaxing lunch break with my coffee and good book! Great spot to just take a break from everything!