Friday, April 14, 2023

L'appartement 4F

My latest café discovery is L'appartment 4F in Brooklyn Heights. This gorgeous café and bakery was founded by a French engineer and his partner.  They started L'appartement 4F in their small Brooklyn apartment, making hand crafted small batches of slow fermented, sourdough bread. Eventually, they perfected their menu and were able to bring a piece of France to NYC! Their brick and mortar store opened in Brooklyn Heights in May 2022, and to this day, each croissant is still rolled by hand! 

Unfortunately they were out of croissants by the time I arrived but I ended up having the most delicious chocolate chip cookie with my cappuccino. The location is perfect, just around the corner from the Brooklyn Bridge promenade entrance, and the inside is so beautiful with plenty of seating upstairs and a gorgeous chandelier framing the open "loft style" café. I hope to go back soon and snag a croissant or have a bowl of their famous petite croissant cereal

Friday, April 7, 2023

Spring Flower Manicure

Friday, March 31, 2023

Cool Hues Manicure


Sunday, February 5, 2023

Dark Minimalist Nails

Monday, January 30, 2023

Wicked Inspired Nails


Monday, January 16, 2023

Dashing Diva Nail Wraps: Tropic Like Its Hot


Monday, January 9, 2023

Dashing Diva Nail Wraps: Fancy That


Thursday, January 5, 2023

My 2023 Book List

I can't believe we're starting another new year already! I've been challenging myself to read 50 years since 2016, and I'm once again resetting the dial and starting the challenging again! You can follow my book progress over the years here and my Goodreads account here

Last year I finally made it through the Time Top 100 Novels list so now I want to focus on reading all the books we have in our home since I shockingly haven't read them all! I'm excited to see what adventures I can immerse myself in, characters I can live through, and facts I can learn this year.

Do you have any good book recommendations? Drop them in the comments section! 

1. Mergers and Acquisitions by Caty Doty

2. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

3. Miss Pearly's Girls by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

5. The Sound of Glass by Karen White

6. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller

7. When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi

8. The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin

9. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

10. The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

11. Grown-Up Pose by Sonya Lalli

12. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

13. Spare by Prince Harry

14. Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

15. The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

16. Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer by Geoffrey Kent

17. Purity by Jonathan Franzen

18. Praying God's Will for Your Life by Stormie Omartian

19. Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma