Let’s Talk About…Random Tuesdays in NYC

I love discovering new, neat little places in NYC; my own corners of the world, if you think about it. I mean, in NYC it’s more like my own corner of the world…plus everyone else’s (but that’s not a bad thing). Finding my favorite places makes NYC feel homey and familiar in a city that is constantly growing and changing. A favorite view, a tranquil spot, good company, a fun atmosphere, it all amounts to something special, doesn’t it? What’s one of the first things that you imagine when you first think of NYC? Coffee makes the cut, in my opinion. It’s one of those many iconic things about the city; New Yorkers bustling around, running from here to there, cell phone in one hand and…coffee in the other. So where do these city dwellers go for that cup? Many head to Starbucks (myself included), but on the rare occasion that I’ve got free time I head to my favorite place. It’s comfy, it’s got a homey and inviting feel, the staff is super friendly, and I could go on and on. It’s a generally relaxing atmosphere, and it is where I’m spending a nice Tuesday afternoon before the madness of work tonight. Plus…the coffee is tasty and the seats are plentiful and comfy. I hope you are as lucky as me to find your favorite places, and I truly recommend that you try out any of the Manhattanville locations because, you know, all of the things I listed above!

Fun, Quality Foods! :)

I never have liked going to the grocery store even though I love to be creative with food. Cooking and baking are very fun! It’s the buying that isn’t (I mean, who likes to see their money being spent). I can see the nods of agreement now. That being said…I LOVE Trader Joes. It’s definitely one of my favorite stores because they have decent prices and healthy items…but it’s incredibly stressful shopping there sometimes simply because of how long the lines are and how crowded the store is (although I don’t blame all the guests for shopping there…the place is amazing). They have some of my favorite items in the store. Goats milk brie, yes please! Challah…of course! They even have nuggets that I had never heard of before, like Speculoos Cookies and Creme Cookie Butter (<a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=cookies%20and%20creme%20cookie%20butter&linkCode=ur2&tag=gwynethjohans-20&linkId=4PRU54NBND4F57NU”>cookies and creme cookie butter</a><img src=”https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=gwynethjohans-20&l=ur2&o=1&#8243; width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />

It’s definitely a favorite of the boyfriend’s and always makes him happy! There are also several different flavors to choose from! If you don’t want to head down to the store…there’s an easy way to send treats from Trader Joes to those you love or to order for yourself!

I’ve included a direct link for you to the Trader Joes page on amazon.com. Just click the picture below. Have fun checking through the pages of fun stuff they offer online!

Happy searching! 🙂