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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