Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Farmers markets are the best places to be at

Well, you can tell what I did today . . . went to the Farmer's Market in Union Square! I bought some apples (actually, a lot of them) . . . and then I bought the cider of the Gods!

I know what you're thinking . . . it looks like a cup-o'-joe with some whole foods napkins on the side. What you DON'T know is that that is actually a cup of Pear Cider, fresh and hot from the farmer's market, and perfectly sweet and comforting. $2 a cup on 16th street side.

Here is my haul by the way:

Yum, apples.

Oh, but let us not get ahead of ourselves here! Here's what I did before that.

I went to FIT (after having an unusual breakfast of tofu and miso soup and a brunch of some fried rice) to work on my flat pattern homework. Of course what is a day of no classes without creative projects? Thus I decided to make Part I of my sister's birthday (she turned 21 today!) at school:

Cute little critter, ein't he?

I then proceeded to play with it. Oh, and then I started homework.

Afterwards I headed to farmer's market and did everything I mentioned already. Then after that, I managed to spend a good 2 hours looking at books in Strand (my new favorite place) and decided upon 3 books, two of which went to my sister for Part II of gifts, and one of which I NEEDED TO READ BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT CARAVAGGIO, ONE OF MY FAV PAINTERS, AND IT WAS IN THE $1 SECTION. Life is good.

After lots of random wandering, I went home, ate dinner, and had gorgeous birthday cake!

It's from a patisserie in Soho called CeciCela. The pear and the cream was delish! My mom loves this place so she ends up getting cakes here (or Black Hound!) The only thing I'm not the biggest fan of is the sponge cake they use. I don't think it compliments the flavors as well as it should. But in conclusion, it was a mighty good cake.

I think all in all, today turned out pretty successful. So as a bonus, here is my outfit from Monday:

My broken black boots, Anna Sui tights (they sparkle like Max Brenner's head!), shirt I got on sale in Flushing for $15, old navy shorts, thrifted jacket, necklace from the Indian pow-wow festival in Queens, and a random canvas tote.

(Oh, and final note, The Healthy Everythingtarian is doing a give-away for free protein powder! It looks like some mighty good stuff so I say enter!)

1 comment:

  1. $2 pear cider? I'm there.

    Speaking of free things:
    Have you tried this?