Dylan’s Candy Bar

DylansDylans’s Candy Bar is like dying and going to candy heaven. With only five locations in the world, this buffet of sweets is right by my job, which means serious trouble. I don’t let myself go there too often, but when I do, oh my goodness! It is such a unique candy store… it combines two of my favorite things – candy and art. They have over 5,000 different types of candy here! From jelly bellys, to cotton candy, ice cream, chocolate fountains, vintage sweets, and any type of candy you are looking for, this is the place to go.  I clearly always find myself in the fudge & chocolate sections. Have you ever been to Dylan’s? What are your favorite sweets?stairwayjellysCandylollicolorCandy WallfudgeChocolate FountainCotton candyDylansice creamChocolate

Traditions of Winter


Winter and the holiday season has arrived! It is getting harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning and leave the warmth of our apartment for the freezing cold air outside. But every season comes with it’s perks – and Winter has a ton of them.

Here is a list of just of a few of the things that I am looking forward to this Winter:

[My birthday][Our annual gingerbread house building party]
[Snowboarding][Watching the Yule log station-on demand][Frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity][Playing in the snow][Santacon]
[Christmas movies and music]
[Building a snowman][Decorating Christmas cookies][Visiting the tree at Rockefeller Center]

Beekman Beer Garden

The Beekman Beer Garden is quickly climbing the list of one of my favorite summer time bars… a list in which I take very seriously.  This place has pretty much everything I am looking for. Located at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, it is right on the water with a view of Brooklyn and the bridge. There are fire-pits, an arm-wrestling table, a full beer pong area, an indoor food stand, not to mention… the floor is made of sand. It is a perfect mix between a lounge and a bar and I definitely plan to visit at least a few more times before summer ends. We spent the day here on Saturday celebrating a friend’s birthday before bar-hopping around the city. We enjoyed some delicious seasonal beer, yummy street food, and a prefect New York atmosphere.

My First Macaron

I’m a little embarrassed to say this, as I am clearly obsessed with sweets… but a few days ago I had my first ever macaron. They just opened a Macaron Cafe a block away from my job – this may end up being very dangerous for me! I have never had any desire to try one, and now I’m completely addicted. A work friend dragged me over to the newly opened cafe and I was floored by the amount of flavors they had. I decided for my first time, I shouldn’t go too crazy and should stick with a flavor palate I knew I would like. I tried one chocolate, and one white chocolate. They were a completely different texture than what I was expecting, and Oh. My. Goodness! So good! I had to take some to go… next time I’m definitely going to try out some bolder flavors. I have a feeling that I am going to be a frequent lunch-time visitor of this place.

The Traditions of Summer

[A deserted street in Manhattan]

Finally Memorial Day weekend! Manhattan has suddenly become deserted and eerily quiet. I feel like I wait all year for this – the beginning of another summer and all of the amazing things that come along with it.  I can’t wait to kick it off and continue along with the great warm weather traditions. I hope you all have an amazing weekend enjoying some of your summer-time traditions.

Here are a few things that I’m looking forward to this summer:

[The beach // Fire Island]

[Frozen drinks // Pina Coladas topped off with a shot]


[My favorite bar of all time, that is only opened during the summer.. and only opened on 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Sundays // Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays]

[Rooftop Bars in the City]

[Italian Ices]

[Baseball games // Yankee Stadium]


[Lots of beer // As served at the Barn]

[Lazy days in Central Park]

[Sun-kissed skin]

New York, From Above

One of my favorite things about working in Manhattan is that I will never run out of things to do. During my lunch breaks I love to wander around and find hidden gems of the city. However, every once in a while I like to head to an old classic as well. My favorite [touristy] place to go is the top of Rockefeller Center. This is hands down, my favorite view of the city. Every time I see it, it baffles my mind… How is it that in a concrete jungle like New York, there is a perfectly rectangular forest directly in the center of it. I guess with all of the madness around, people need a place to retreat. A few pictures, from above.