Sunday, May 30, 2010

We love Cupcakes!

Last weekend I was in Lisbon :) , every time I go there I always end up wondering around in Bairro Alto there is always something new going on in this trendy neighborhood. This time I've came across this new Bakery that has some of the most amazing cupcakes I've ever tried!

I've been to the famous Magnolia Bakery in New York City and I have to say I like these Cupcakes better! :) . This bakery is called Tease and is located at Rua do Norte.

I had the above cupcake and it was super yummy!!! I love the detail that the cupcakes are served in vintage china, being myself a collector of vintage china being served in them was a true delight!

This lime one was delicious as well!!

The bakery has a really vintage look like and old tea house,

but with some rock and roll vibe as well,

super cute poster! "Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake"

more super eye candy cupcakes,

If you are visiting or living in Lisbon! Is worth to go check it out! :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

We want candy!!

We had to see an old school candy shop in NYC! We went to the famous Economy Candy

I've never seen so many different types of candy!!

remember PEZ!!!!

Every single flavor of Jelly Beans!

Some instructions on how to create your Jelly desert!

Huge lollipops!

yep... we didn't resist buying some sweets :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The High Line, NYC

A must see for me in New York City is the High Line, which is a public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure running from Gansevoort Street to 34th Street on Manhattan's West Side.

"The High Line was a freight rail line, in operation from 1934 to 1980. It carried meat to the meatpacking district, agricultural goods to the factories and warehouses of the industrial West Side, and mail to the Post Office. "

The views from the High Line are really nice, you definitely get a different perspective on the city.

There is a couple of places where you can just sit and relax.... enjoy the sun :)

Walking through the High Line you have this impressive building:

The design Hotel The Standard! Next time we comeback I will get a room in this hotel! The view must be simply amazing!!!

In can only imagine the delightful Sunset from these rooms!!

The High Line, definitely worth to visit if you go to NYC!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The New York City Food Classics!

In New York city you can basically find any type of food your might be looking for... but we just went for the classics!

First challenge: In search of the perfect slice! We started at the famous John's Pizzeria at Bleecker street the pizza was amazing! Huge slices with a hole lot of taste!

The second place we went was Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn.. we couldn't believe the amount of people that were queuing there....

30mins later.... here is the yummy pizza!

they have an interesting wall dedicated to Frank Sinatra,

I couldn't make my mind on which was the best pizza :P

Second Challenge: find the best Pastrami Sandwich! It was easy! we just went to the famous restaurant from the movie "When Harry Met Sally"! Katz's Delicatessen

They had the biggest wall of fame I've ever seen!

here it is the famous Pastrami Sandwich! simply huge! but tasty :)

Third Challenge: The best burger in town. It was with out any doubt the Shake Shack in Madison Square garden!.. yep.. we had to queue again... for 35min I have to admit... but it was an awesome burger!

the picture is not very appealing ehhehe ups :P but they were super yummyyyyyy!!!!!..
so good that we ended up going there a second time.. Guilty :)

And then there are the nice surprises!! Like this little restaurant we found in the financial district. We were trying to cross the Brooklyn bridge that day to go the the Grimaldi's Pizzeria but we were so tiered that we gave up and ended up in that restaurant.. in which we had some super tasty sandwiches!!

Tracking back our steps in google maps I was able to find that the name of the restaurant, which is Meade's. We had a tuna sandwich with spicy sauce,

and a vegi portbelo mushroom sandwich!

When traveling one thing I love is to go to the local food markets, In new york we visited the Chelsea Market and I simply loved it!! Fresh and appealing food and a super good fish store.. yep.. fish.. which is not the most appealing thing to look at there it was really nicely displayed.

The Lobster Place, where we got some really nice sushi,

Our yummy lunch for that day!

By the time we thought about dessert we were so full... that I just took this nice pic as a memory souvenir, Cupcakessssssssssssssssss madness :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring in New York City

New York city! It has been an amazing trip. We were really lucky with the weather!
Last time I've been in New York was during the Winter, seeing it again in the Spring was a true delight!

Strolling in Central Park on Easter Sunday,

Central Park is simply huge! After strolling for a couple of hours still we didn't reach the other
end in Harlem.

Walking around Midtown, Chelsea, The Meatpacking district...

In Madison Square garden the famous Flatiron building

Where currently you can find Antony Gormley's status on top of all the buildings,

The Urban Jungle!

some where near Huston Street, West Village

Is just a delight walking around the different neighborhoods!