Hiya, friends—hope your Saturday is going great so far! As you know, one of my best friends from college visited yesterday, and we had so much fun! (I used the Twitter hashtag #bestdayever quite frequently.) Here’s a quick look at how Melissa and I said TGIF.
While wandering around Grand Central and waiting for Melissa’s train, I walked into Pylones and immediately noticed these handbags.
Yes, those are chocolate bar purses; yes, they smelled like chocolate. And yes, I considered buying one.
We struggled to select our desserts—not that you can pick a bad cupcake, know what I mean?—and we eventually bought three: chocolate red velvet (in the back), starlight, and peanut butter cup.
Look at these stars!
Talk about intricately detailed. We left the cupcakes at my apartment and headed to The Strand, aka the best bookstore in the city. After flipping through a Downton Abbey book, we poked through the gizmo and gadget areas, and I almost bought this for my grandma.
Ha! Next, we made a quick pit stop at The City Bakery to try the best hot chocolate in New York City.
Friends, if you visit NYC, you must stop here. Hands down, this was the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had—rich, creamy, and not too sweet. (It tasted like semi-sweet chocolate, not milk.)
Melissa and I actually split a small (they poured the portion into two cups) and even opted for marshmallows. Neither one of us love marshmallows, but this tower convinced us to go for it.
If there’s a marshmallow tower, then chances are the sweet fluff tastes incredible. We decided to further fuel our chocolate highs, so we came back to my apartment, opened a bottle of red wine (more antioxidants!), ate one of the cupcakes, and watched a few episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. Talk about perfection! A few hours later, we went to Room Service to meet up with Melissa’s roommate (small world, right?) for drinks.
Some sangria was consumed before we went to Brgr for turkey burgers. No picture because I inhaled it!
What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? What’s your favorite way to spend a girls’ night?