The Derby just seems like the best place to break out those May flowers that April showers brought us, no? This weekend, bust out the floral frocks and celebrate the arrival of spring with an icy mint julep!
I admit it. I’ve been hibernating this winter. Exploring new neighborhoods and trying out new places just has not been high on my list of priorities in this bitter cold. But Saturday brought us some sun in the morning, as well as milder temperatures, so it was off to a new bakery I went! Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes has been sweetening up Brookline since 2008, and has that warm rustic feel that makes me want to sit there and sip my chai latte for hours on end.
[ Tatte Bakery and Café ]
[ 1003 Beacon St ]
[ Brookline, MA 02446 ]
After a long day skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass this past Saturday, we couldn’t leave town without a quick stop to the Wachusett Brewery. Wachusett happens to brew my most favorite blueberry beer– I do have rankings for my blueberry beers– and it was so fun to tour the brewery three friends started years ago after leaving their engineering day jobs. New England, you never cease to impress me.
I’ve become a huge coffee drinker over the past few years, but I can’t resist an adorable tea room. These are shots from English Rose Tea Room, which I stumbled upon while visiting Carefree, Arizona, and has become known as the finest tearoom in the Southwest.
As usual, I’m always on the hunt for more tearooms to visit. I’m back in New England now, so send more local suggestions my way! xx
Cinnamon schnapps, cinnamon sticks, and warm apple cider? What’s not to love about this fall cocktail courtesy of one of my go-to books, Party Drinks!? I highly suggest this spiced treat this time of year, preferably while wearing similar attire.
A couple of weeks ago, my mother and I dressed for High Tea at Boston’s London Cafe on Newbury Street. Located beneath the boutique hotel Royalton Suites, the tearoom was intimate and welcoming. It didn’t have quite the cute factor of other tea shops I’ve visited in the area, with their dainty floral china and knit cozies, but it did feel quite traditional.
Any Boston friends have recommendations for other good tea rooms in the area?
I am counting the hours until Fashion’s Night Out in Boston tonight! I’ll be sticking to Newbury Street + Copley Place and am ready to pack an unhealthy amount of browsing + shopping into three hours. I’m especially looking forward to recharging at Sweet Cupcakes– in true stylish Sweet form, they have partnered with local designers Daniela Corte, Michael De Paulo, and Mike&Ton to create limited edition FNO cupcakes for the soiree… how adorable are these?!
Sweet on Newbury is also offering complimentary FNO frosting shots to anyone who stops in!
225 Newbury Street // Open until 9 // See you there!
Georgetown Cupcake, of TLC’s DC Cupcakes fame, has finally made its way to Boston, and I finally had a chance to stop in its new Newbury Street location…!
Never have I ever met a cupcake with such a perfect balance between frosting + cake (and I’ve met my fair share of cupcakes). I am now acquainted with Gtown’s Red Velvet, Key Lime Pie, and Lemon Berry flavors– next on my list to try at 83 Newbury Street is most certainly Blueberry Cheesecake though :)
Boy I’ll tell ya, it is really difficult to live in my little Italian neighborhood sometimes. I am literally surrounded by carbs, cannolis, and cappuccinos. Oh and cupcakes. Cannot forget cupcakes.
Despite all of the famous bakeries in the North End of Boston (Mike’s, Modern, etc.), my favorite is tiny Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe. Call me crazy, but I’d take one of their s’mores cupcakes and a bag of candy over a cannoli any day.
row one l-r: nutella, pistachio, strawberry row two l-r: chocolate cherry bomb, chocolate explosion, carrot cake