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Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Other Side of Midnight: Free Ticket Sweets Day

This still counts as day 3; but it's one of the two days in the month when I am allowing myself to eat the sweets I want. I caught the 8:42 a.m. bus into NYC to meet Sis for Sniffapalooza, a fragrance lovers' event....hope to blog about it soon. NYC is such a sophisticated playground for lovers of every food group, including sweets. Here is what I had today:
  • 1 large slice of Junior's red velvet cheesecake. Very good.
  • 1/2 of small mediocre dessert at Sniffapalooza lunch.
  • 2 little cookies at Sniffapalooza event at Molton Brown store on Madison Avenue.
  • 1 cup bittersweet hot chocolate with baby bowl of whipped cream [$8.50] --at La Maison du Chocolat, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It came with a tiny foil-wrapped tile of chocolate. Also: 1 large vanilla macaron [$5]. Let me say, this hot chocolate was divine. You can also get semisweet. I feel like this was a real splurge, something I would remember for its opulence and luxury. I sat at the counter by myself at about 5 p.m. [Sis had headed back to Connecticut] and sipped it from a white cup with a silver spoon.
It's funny. I am not craving more sweets. I am so full. But that doesn't mean that tomorrow, like a drug addict, I won't be shaking because I want a fix. We shall see.

Also, the day was invigorating and exciting: going into NYC, seeing Sis, shopping for beauty indulgences, sniffing fragrances, getting free gifts, all of that is energizing. So while I said I felt more energized at my desk yesterday due to no sugar, I did still feel energized with sweets today.

Good night to you.

  1. Did start the day with a healthy breakfast at home: 1 slice rye toast with butter, 1 smoothie made with 1/2 banana, low-fat milk, ice and PB.
  2. Actually applied makeup today, albeit in front of mirror at Port Authority bathroom. Chanel concealer, Bobbi Brown sky-blue eye shadow, Christian Dior navy mascara, Guerlain bronzer--and the tangerine Aerin lipstick I bought on my day trip to the Hamptons this summer.
  3. Walked all over the city,  from the Port Authority to Bergdorf Goodman, over to Molton Brown, back to Rockefeller Center. Popped into St. Patrick's Cathedral; very pretty in its spruced-up state. Passed 10,000 steps on my fitbit.
  4. Time to laugh and play with my Sis.
  5. A few new beauty creams to enrich my life.