December, 2013

Last Sunset 2013…2014

Last Sunset 2013…2014

Right between those glorious palm trees is the last sunset of 2013. This last year has been quite special for my family but we couldn’t be happier to embark on a new one. We welcome 2014.

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Toby’s Estate

Toby’s Estate

In the major facelift that Flatiron’s Club Monaco recently received a Strand Books was added, a miniature version of the free spirited florist Polux was installed, but it’s the Toby’s Estate coffee that has me swinging in more often than not. I recommend the fresh baked cookies and the roaster’s espresso. www.tobysestate.com

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The Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary

This is an ode to my husband who is a master craftsman when it comes to the Bloody Mary. He prepares an “angry shrimp” version coated in fire red pepper, balances them with a pickled cornichon and a classic celery stalk.

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Kika’s Treats

Kika’s Treats

Based out of San Francisco Kika’s Treats makes the best chocolate covered graham crackers I have ever tasted. Their confections range from salted caramels to chocolate-covered shortbreads and their honey cakes are my latest decadent find from the brand. The packaging is nostalgic in feel and as you can see here it gets my #spyluxe seal of approval. www.kikastreats.com

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Owney’s Rum

Owney’s Rum

Handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York Owney’s Rum founder Owen Madden has put New York rum on the map. His small batch (chicly packaged) molasses based liquor even has limited edition flavors such as mint and rosemary. www.Owneys.com

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