Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Great Waffle Truck Chase!

This summer, while in New York City for an event planning and magazine design course, I discovered, among many other things which I will post about later, Waffles and Dinges, or more commonly known as THE Waffle Truck! (serving Belgian style waffles!).

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I started following them on twitter and found out that they came by Gantry Park every Tuesday, which was perfect because the place I was temporarily staying at, was right nearby. Their interaction with customers is great, they respond to every tweet and love when you twitpic photos of your 'waffle truck experience'. 

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For a whole week I missed them, because on Tuesday I was too busy with school and the other days, I tried chasing them down at different locations but the timings and transport, etc. wouldn't work out. Finally, 9 days later, on a Wednesday afternoon I went from Queens all the way down to Hanover Sq. near Wall St. to get my hands on one of those waffles that I saw customers got so excited over and couldn't stop tweeting about! [Every subway stop and step walked was well worth it!]

Here's a picture of what I ordered, and man did I come on time, because after me there was a whole queue of men and women (both dressed casually and the suited up ones) waiting in line to get their waffles before the Waffle Truck set off to their next hot spot!

It was delicioussss! (this is the Brussels Waffle with strawberries, whipped cream, topped off with powdered sugar and a chocolate drizzle)

The people at this cart aren't like you're usual NY carts. They're extra friendly and fun, you totally get that home-like, european café feeling!

Also check out (click on) this video that was done on them by  [ videolink ]

Here's a list of their spots and locations during the week (off their website):

TRUCK SCHEDULE week of January 17
  • Monday:
    • 8am - 4:30pm: Columbia University on Broadway at 113th
    • 5:30pm - 10pm: Broadway at 62nd Street (at the Lincoln Plaza movie theatre)
  • Tuesday:
    • 8am - 4pm: 52th St, between 3rd Ave & Lex.
    • 6pm - 10pm: 6th Ave & 21st Street (at the new Trader Joe's)
  • Wednesday:
    • 8am - 4pm: Hanover Square (btw Water & Pearl)
    • 5pm - 10pm: 14th Street btw 3rd & 4th Aves (at Trader Joe's)
  • Thursday:
    • 8am - 5pm: 46th Street betw 5th & 6th, closer to SW corner with 6th Ave
    • 6pm - 1am: Astor Place - 8th Street betw 3rd Ave & 4th Ave
  • Friday:
    • 10am - 4:30pm :52nd Street between 6th and 7th Aves
    • 6pm- 1am: 7th Ave & Christopher Street in Manhattan
  • Saturday
    • 9am - 4:30pm: Park Slope -7th Ave & Carroll St in Brooklyn 
    • 6pm-1 am: 7th Ave & Christopher Street in Manhattan
  • Sunday
    • 9am - 10pm: 86th Street between 2nd & 3rd Aves

If you're in NYC, check them out and inevitably you'll be running back for more!

Till next time..
À Bientôt!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Look what I found!

I stumbled onto this cute website that sells accessories online. They are featured in Seventeen Magazine (the Feb 2011 issue) and have been in many others as well (check out Carrie Underwood's custom Bando wedding reception head band!).
The brand's name is Bando and they got some real cute stuff. From marvelous bridal accessories to fun stuff to dress up your every day look.

{Photos via Bando}
 The even have cute accessories for your shoes!

Check out and enjoy their website

Till next time...
À Bientôt!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A 100 Layer Cake?

Ok, I might've deceived you with the title. This post aint about a 100 layer cake, well technically, however it about something just as, if not more, amazing!

100 Layer Cake is a blog I came across just before Christmas time and I fell in love with it immediately. Three creative women started the company and blog and they know, and are good at, picking and choosing, judging from the collection of stuff on their website! Visit their blog for amazing 'real weddings' photos and cool photo-shoots like this one. Below is the most recent post of a real wedding and one that speaks for the whole website. 

{Photo via 100 Layer Cake}
The decor is chic, sophisticated and cozy!! The lamp is crazy amazing and unique. I'm not sure if that's a real skirt on top of that chandelier but I love the idea. And of course the calligraphy and the whole color scheme is marvelous!

{Sources from 100 Layer Cake} Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Video: Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema / Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events / Floral Design: Datura: A Modern Garden / Paper Design: coral pheasant stationary + design ** the bride’s company / Catering: Russell Morin Catering /
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones Calligraphy / Gown: Alvina Valenta from The Wedding Atelier / Flower Fascinator: Untamed Petals / Veil: The White Dress by the Shore/ Makeup: Lissa Bloom of 2 Kiss and Makeup

Till next time...
À Bientôt!

Smart Recycling

I'm sure many of you out there love your Starbucks! I'm not an addict but I do love my frapps! This applies to any of the stores out there, whichever cafe you go to!

You'll be surprised at how much water and energy goes into just one of the paper and plastic cups you get your hot drink in! Watch the video below and find out! (It's a good it)

Latte Video

Love your brand name glasses or the aesthetics of the paper/plastic cup? Well you can get your own that you can REUSE!
If you haven't spotted them already, these chic looking, what is called a tumbler, are out and look just like the plastic ones. Use them for your own drinks or give them to the counter of your local coffee shop to fill up instead a disposable plastic cup!

Want a plain one? Check out this one from the Vitamin Shoppe:

Change the way you think ;)

Let me know your thoughts, and if you already own one, how's it working out?

Till next time..
À Bientôt!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thank you!

I let Amy Atlas know that she was featured as my opening blog post to my new blog;
Thank you! :)

Amy Atlas

Check out Amy Atlas. Her work is amazing beyond expectations. Using the raw materials available to everyone in New York City, Amy manages to use her sophisticated design concepts to create dessert tables that are picture perfect. Here are a picture of only some of the amazing work she has done:

These two dessert tables were featured in Brides Magazine
Showing how the Amy Atlas Events team put together so many things on one table but manage to balance all the colors and textures out.

To see more visit Amy Atlas' Website
Also checkout Amy's blog to see her latest designs and fan submissions

Till next time..
À bientôt!

Source: Amy Atlas

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