One of the best feelings in the world is when someone believes and tells you, you are the one.
11.22.14 JMT & ACSA
Coffee inspires creativity. Coffee calms the wandering artist.
Happy Bones is a quaint and vibrant cafe located at Little Italy. It is the perfect spot to take a breather and reenergise yourself when you’re feeling overwhelmed by hustle and bustle of city life.
The space might be small but the simple interior, white walls, and creative decors will give your mind the rest and balance it is seeking.
If you feel like your creativity is on a stand-still, look through their unique books and merchandise and you might just find the “aha moment” you’re looking for.
A flat white lover at heart, it was truly a comfort to know they are offering it. I wish though that it was creamier but nonetheless, it was still great coffee.
I read several reviews that Happy Bones have delectable doughnuts so it was quite disappointing they didn’t have it when I went but their Blue Cheese & Pecan Scone was an excellent match to my coffee.
Location: 394 Broome St. New York
Rice to Riches is definitely a haven for dessert and rice lovers! And this is only one of the reasons why I love SoHo.
The idea of a rice pudding may be too common or simple but Rice to Riches found a way to make it exciting and vibrant for the compulsively obsessed dessert loving people. It is a complete experience!
As soon as you enter the store, you will feel this electrifying and contagious energy as if everyone is having an adrenalin rush as they try to pick one flavour over the other.
You look at the walls and immediately you are glued to the experience. You zoom out and zoom in to appreciate the wall art. You tug the polo shirt of the person you’re with to share the experience. You laugh your hearts out as if each phrase has a hidden meaning for the both of you. And then you understand why Rice to Riches is almost like a happy drug.
As the line gets shorter, your eyes marvel at the vibrant colours and you feel like a child in a candy store. You close your eyes as you let your senses decide on which flavour will give your day the perfect ending. You open your mouth and finally say your sin- “One medium cup of Fluent in French Toast & Raspberry Statement please.” And that’s all it takes to lose your self-control for a minute…or maybe the entire the night. After all, it’s been a long day, a long week. Losing yourself in a dessert is always one of the best luxuries in life.
The best experiences are shared with those you love. Try different flavours and get lost in the moment!
Highly Recommended Flavors: Fluent in French Toast, Play it Again Butter Pecan, and Man-made Mascarpone
Location: 37 Spring St. New York
We all go on a journey to find clarity and answers. Ironically, sometimes uncertainty is the only answer we can find. And after a while we realise that we can’t find our self and future in someone else’s eyes. After a while we realise that we have been living a dream that only we can see. And we learn to endure…to hope… or maybe one day to simply let go.
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee so I start my days with a trip to a good coffee shop. One of the best cafes in New York is Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
I dropped by their first cafe in New York, which is at the lobby of The Ace Hotel at 18 West 29th Street. A long line welcomed me but that was a good sign!
The industrial interior gave the cafe a cool vibe. The actual cafe didn’t have any seats but you can meet with your friends and colleagues at the lobby of the hotel. I also noticed that their entire team was made up of women. I’m not sure if it was intentional but I like the idea of it. :)
They have several merchandise but more are available on their website.
Their cappuccino and Dulce de Leche doughnut is a match made in heaven! The creaminess of the cappuccino did not overpower the coffee, which I was happy about. The doughnut had a sweet filling in the middle, which woke my heart, made me smile…
…and it even wished me luck!
After enjoying my “breakfast”, I bought their House and Holler Mountain Blends and to my surprise they gave me a free cup of coffee! Now, that’s something all cafes should do.