Friday's Favorite Things - 11.16.12


1. Cappuccino & Croissant @ Fika
Fika is a Swedish coffee hangout in Manhattan.  In my humble opinion, they serve some of the best cappuccino in New York City.  I love how coffee here is served in a mug, rather than in a to-go cup, it's a European thing.  The cappuccino is mildly flavorful, not overly bitter and strong.  It seriously tastes like a cup of cappuccino one would sip in Europe.  Additionally, the croissant is flaky and delicious.  Now although I believe Fika is slightly overpriced, $4 for a small cup of cappuccino, it is totally worth it, not to mention, near Central Park.  ~ $7 (cappuccino + croissant) @ Fika, Midtown West, New York City  (other locations available)


2. Talenti Gelato's Tahitian Vanilla Bean
My cousins, Ajay & Nan, hosted our entire family while most of us were out of power during Hurricane Sandy.  For dessert, they served us Talenti's Gelato which they were surprised I had never heard of it being a food blogger and all - whateva!  Now here is what's so great about this product, it is made with hormone-free milk and pure cane sugar, in addition, it has 30% less fat than regular ice-cream.  And the best part, the gelato is so soft and smooth straight out of the freezer.  Although I am so NOT vanilla, the Tahitian Vanilla Bean was undoubtedly my favorite amongst the 3 I tried.  All I can say is WOW!  Seriously can't wait to try out all their other flavors... Sea Salt Caramel please.  Thanks A & N!  Talenti Gelato ~ $5 (1 pint) @ most grocery stores 


3. Moroccan Oil Professional Series Hair Dryer @ Amazon
You all know how I have dry, unmanageable, frizzy curly hair, and sometimes a girl wants to go straight.  On a recent visit to my hairstylist, I asked him if investing in a good hair dryer would make a difference in how my blowouts turn out at home, and he responded, "YES."  He used the Moroccan Oil brand, and I ended up purchasing the same brand online.  I found various price ranges for this particular hair dryer, anywhere from $130s to $250s, but the cheapest was on Amazon.  The results?  Awesome!  I certainly can't match the magic my stylist performs on my hair at the salon, but I can honestly say the results are amazing... I'm left with smooth, silky, shiny, voluminous straight hair after a blow-dry.  I LOVE this product and I should have invested in this YEARS ago!!!  ~ $138 @ Amazon 


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11 comments:

  1. I want everything on your list! And I never knew the type of hairdryer used made such a huge difference. Interesting! I thought it was more technique than anything else. And did your cousins buy that gelato at a regular grocery store? I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for it now. :) Have a good weekend, Nisha!

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  3. OMG that gelato looks divine! Vanilla ice cream is my all time favorite, even better if it's with real vanilla bean! Funny you mentioned about coffee out of a mug as opposed to a paper cup! I don't mind it so much with coffee but tea (especially English breakfast) tastes so much better from a mug! A favorite of mine from this past week is jam on toast- so simple yet I can't get enough of it lately!

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  4. @Parita - yes, a hair dryer makes a huge difference. Definitely it is technique as well, a combination of both. You can find the gelato at most grocery stores, check out their website, whole foods carries it.
    You too! :)

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  5. @Eva Marie - thanks... will check yours out.

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  6. @Khushboo - if vanilla is your favorite, you will love the tahitian vanilla bean. OMG, i don't mind coffee in a to-go mug, but i can't stand tea in a to-go mug. jam on toast sounds nice K. :)

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  7. That first photo had me in tears since I had already had my brekkie ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. That croissant looks incredibly flaky and delicious---I think I know what I'm having for breakfast =)

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  9. @Guru - no tears my friend. What's brekkie?

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  10. @Squishy - I wish I could have croissant for breakfast every single day. Love it!

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