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A Few Of My Favorite Things…

A few of my favorite things from this past week …Took a tour of Hammonds Candy Factory which has been in business since 1920 and they produce 4000 pounds of candy a day! Stopped by Four Seasons for some lunch (always amazing)! Ordered a fruit pie from Gateaux Bakery and had a nice relaxing massage!
Its a New Year so time for New Adventures!
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A Few Of My Favorite Things …

This weekend was definitely all about the food! I ended up at my usual weekly stop, Gateaux Bakery because I am a bad girl and like to indulge on her desserts. It’s seriously the BEST BAKERY! She has amazing tarts, cookies, pastries, and specialty cakes. I snapped a few photos for you so you could check out a few of her Halloween Cakes. She has cake and pastry flavors ranging from white chocolate peach torte to apricot grand marnier cake, complete with fondant. Flavors range from a typical carrot cake to you dream it, she can do it. They are RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS! I will have to share a picture of my five tier birthday cake she made for me in May, with pink fondant and a Christian Louboutin heel on top! Girlie & Fancy! 🙂
Friday, I had lunch with a girlfriend that had a private invite to a new restaurant opening in Cherry Creek, called “True Food”. It’s a restaurant that has teamed up with health guru Andrew Weil M.D., to create a healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan menu. They have six locations now and originally based out of California. I must say its very west coast and awesome! The dishes have delicious flavors, healthy nutrients, and are Mediterranean, Asian, and California inspired. For all of my Florida friends they are opening one in Miami in a year. 🙂 I always want to try everything at a new restaurant so I started with a cocktail from their list. I ordered the cucumber martini (skyy vodka, thatcher’s elderflower, cucumber, & pineapple). Whoa…Yum, Yum! We then shared the shiitake & tofu lettuce wraps, the Mediterranean chopped salad (cucumber, tomato, quinoa, feta, marcona almond & lemon oregano vinaigrette), steak tacos (avocado, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, & anasazi beans), and finished with an apple crisp! It was AMAZING and I will definitely be back!
Later, in the weekend we took some friends from Chicago to Carmines on Penn. It’s an Italian restaurant that carries a southern/northern mix, with big chalk boards that holds the menu on the walls. They serve everything family style in nice big size portions. We shared the Sausage & Peppers, the “Frutti di Mare” (a seafood pasta with clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, calamari, scallops, and colorado striped bass in a marinara sauce) and the Chef’s special Ravioli (smoked chicken ravioli with pancetta in a cream sauce). You feel like your dining at home with the wonderful food and cozy atmosphere.
Hope everyone has a healthy, happy, and productive upcoming week! XOXO



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Lollicup & Boba Balls

My latest addiction is lollicup and boba balls! They are a franchise that began in California and have now spread through 11 states with 30 locations and looking to expand to Dubai and China. Its a coffee, tea, and slushy shop with signature beverages and a robust tea zone product line. I like the “Royal” which is golden tea with a hint of chocolate and extra boba balls in the bottom. I don’t know how to describe boba balls to you other than they are round sweet tapioca balls with a chewy consistency like a gummy bear and pop in your mouth. It’s a nice chewy surprise in every slurp! 🙂




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A Few Of My Favorite Things …

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! Although, its not quite over I figured I would share a few highlights of mine. 🙂
Ocean prime friday night consisted of some light eating and drinking. After, a long week your allowed a couple cocktails on the weekend! We ordered the white truffle caviar deviled eggs (INCREDIBLE) and the “Surf N Turf” sea scallops & slow braised short ribs (INCREDIBLE). Also, the chop chop salad which has hard cooked egg, salami, fresh mozzarella, smoked bacon, and club dressing. It was all appetizer portions and we shared them with a bottle of Santa Margherita (MY FAV).
Saturday, a trip to Tony’s Market for a few items turned into a sugar feeding frenzy. I know shake your head in shock because mine is hung low in shame (hehe). Bad girl to eat all these desserts but they got the job done and cured the sugar craving. Well, temporarily that is! Geez, I hope I don’t turn myself into a diabetic with all the sugar I eat. The bakery is front and center so you can’t just walk by the glass case with desserts starring you in the face, so we ordered m&m chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, a piggy and monkey cupcake, peach cream cheese pastry, and a slice of lemon meringue pie. WOWZERS!
Saturday evening we were all together for a BBQ! I can’t explain to you and the pictures do no justice on just how thick the cut of these steaks were, they were huge! I know some of you are vegetarians and vegans, God bless you. I have to indulge in a nice juicy filet mignon every now and again. The grill was ready and the steaks went on! They have a beautiful backyard complete with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit. It’s perfect for entertaining. Everyone hung around while David made his secret sauce, one of these days I’m going to get that recipe! Five star restaurants should be begging him for his secret sauce! They were cooked to perfection, drizzled with sauce, and delicious mushrooms with a red wine reduction. I’m telling you my mouth is watering as I’m typing because it was all Ahhh-mazing! We all ate and finished with of course, dessert! Afterwards, we all set around the fire pit sipping wine and Tres Generaciones (tequila). If you haven’t had this tequila it’s not expensive at $50 a bottle and its soooooooo smooth! It was a perfect evening with amazing food, good drinks, and great company!
Well this concludes my highlights if anything else exciting happens between now and the end of day, I will share! Thanks for following!





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Bruschetta Appetizer

I’m a huge fan of food as I’m sure you can gather from my previous post! I’m living in Denver and the other day I stopped in a little restaurant in Cherry Creek called “North”. They serve Italian food and I had there bruschetta appetizer there which was incredible. So, of course I had to do my own version at home and I must say, you will thank me later! It’s easy to prepare and you could serve as an appetizer to compliment your dinner for the evening or it would be great as an Hors d’oeuvre for your social gathering. You need 5 simple ingredients…..
baguette
asparagus
mozzarella burrata (soft & creamy) or buffalo
truffle oil
prosciutto parma
Slice your baguette into thin slices and toast lightly under the broiler. Brush each piece lightly with truffle oil (strong in flavor so brush lightly you just want a hint of truffle). Place a piece of mozzarella on top of each baguette slice and place back under broiler until cheese is slightly melted. Roast your asparagus before hand under broiler until tender (you can add lemon juice or spices to flavor) then cut stalks into small pieces that will lay across baguette. Place your asparagus on top of your mozzarella and prosciutto parma piled on top. Bon Appetit!


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