Greetings from the Bunker. It is 9:50 am as I begin writing this post. And it is 2 degrees outside. I will announce it now: I have officially had it with Winter. My dreams are of the Spring. I was looking at the White Flower Farm catalogue this morning, dreaming of flowers and gardening.
I was in Manhattan yesterday and boy-oh-boy was it cold! The offices for the theater are in Greenwich Village. I got down to the Village with time to spare, so I decided to walk around before I headed over to the office. I walked down one side of Bleeker Street, crossed the street and went into a bookstore to get warm and as I went outside again, what should I see but the famous Magnolia Bakery directly across the street! Apparently, I had walked by it in a cold weather induced haze. You’d better believe I high-tailed it back across the street.
Don and I are trying to cut out the sugary treats that are our weakness, especially in the dead of winter. That particular vow was tossed out the window when I saw their cupcakes. I didn’t have my camera with me so I had to wait to take some photos until I got home. Unfortunately, I got home after dark, not a good time for taking photos, but a good time to eat cupcakes. We each ate one, which left 2 to photograph this morning.
Best cupcakes I’ve ever had. I could eat them all day long. My favorite is the vanilla. The one pictured above is chocolate with chocolate frosting. For Don. If you go to Manhattan, you must visit. I think there are four locations: on Bleeker (the original location), Columbus Ave on the Upper West Side, Rockefeller Center and Grand Central. Their web site mentions that are going to begin shipping cupcakes to ‘your home town’ in the Spring! Trust me, it will be worth your while.
I am so enamoured that I bought a little tote bag.
Not that I don’t have enough of these types of bags already, but I loved the shade of blue, as well as the graphics. They sell t-shirts, too. Uh oh.
I have to go back to that neighborhood in a week.
Where do you think I will be stopping?
Don just came downstairs and asked it it was too early to eat cupcakes.