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FFF – Mountainscapes by Paolo Pettigiani and Birthdays

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Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!

Mountainscapes by Paolo Pettigiani

I’m not much of a hiker, but do appreciate the majestic view from a mountain.  I last hiked up a mountain about 6 years ago in LA.  My friends and I were there to attend a wedding and decided to go hiking in the morning.  We were all drenched and sweaty a few hours later but were glad to have taken in the views of Los Angeles.

It would be be so cool to see parts of Italy from up high, like Paolo Pettigiani.  He took a series of photos of the Italian Alps and they really capture the natural beauty of these mountains.  Moutainscapes by Paolo Pettigiani shoes a series of pictures from and around these picturesque places. I have to remember to get to Italy and see these gorgeous skies myself!

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Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip walnut cookies

Who makes the best chocolate chip cookies?  We all have our favorite bakeries and recipes for this classic cookies.  But I had read about Levain Bakery chocolate chip walnut cookies time and time again.  They have been highlighted by several local and national outlets are are supposed to be the best chocolate chip cookies in NYC.  There are so many great bakeries in New York. What makes Levain Bakery and these particular cookies special?
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I managed to convince friends that we ALL had to try Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip walnut cookies recently.  We were already in Hell’s Kitchen so it was a straight shot uptown to the bakery. This was on a Friday afternoon about 3 pm.  We were competing with the after school crowd, but I figured it wouldn’t be crowded otherwise.  When I arrived, there was a short line outside the tiny bakery.  While there were about 5 people ahead of me, the line moved quickly.  I surveyed the other offerings on display from chocolate chunk cookies to scones and oatmeal raisin cookies.  Ultimately, I just got a few of the still warm chocolate chip walnut cookies.  

At $4 a piece and almost half a pound each, I only needed a few!  This staff member agreed – “they’re huge!”
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My family happily sampled the cookies.  Everyone agreed it was an excellent cookie with a healthy amount of butter, balance of chocolate chips/crushed walnuts to batter, and crispness to softness.  They are giant cookies and perfect for sharing (if there is any left over!)  My husband likes these cookies, but says he still prefers my chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t even pay him to say that! He still likes a substantial cookies, but with a few more chocolate chips and of course sea salt.  Either way, I can still say these are among the best chocolate chip cookies in New York.  It’s a good thing Levain Bakery is expanding so even more people can eat these delicious cookies!
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Levain Bakery’s chocolate chip walnut cookies

167 West 74th St.

New York, NY 10023

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Disney x Coach Mickey Mouse Collaboration

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A Warm smile via Kate Moss for Vogue Italia February 2016

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“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” William Arthur Ward Share on friend!

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FFF/Fun Finds – Woman Card and Father’s Day

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*This post may contain affiliate links or products for review. Thank you for clicking because your clicks help maintain this site! Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.* Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies! Woman Card I don’t want to get into politics, but I, like most other females, wouldn’t love to be accused of pulling “the […]

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San Francisco Ferry Building

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San Francisco has become a new favorite city and the San Francisco Ferry Building is one of my favorite spots. The San Francisco Ferry Building is a ferry terminal designed in 1892 (completed in 1898) by American architect A. Page Brown in the Beaux Arts style.  The most eye-catching part of the terminal building is the gorgeous […]

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Wish List – June 2016

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Diverse Beauty from T Magazine Beauty Issue No. 2

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“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows.” Audrey Hepburn Share on friend!

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FFF – Solar Mason Jars and Settling In

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CFDA Awards 2016 Best Dressed Celebrities

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“Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” Michael Kors CFDA Awards 2016 Best Dressed Celebrities Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte Vera Wang in Vera Wang Share on friend!

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