Apple Picking…near NYC!

Let me begin this post by saying that I live in Manhattan, so, rarely do I see trees or dirt or anything really besides concrete.

Will the summer coming to an end, I wanted to do something to enjoy the beginning of a new season.  Wilkens Farm is about 45 minutes outside of the city (by train) and is a GREAT family owned fruit farm. There were both Gala and Macintosh apples available to pick, a cute hayride to the orchard and a great little bakery on site.

I really enjoyed my day at the farm and the change of pace from crazy city life.  Also, the apples were AMAZING. You can definitely tell the difference between these farm fresh ones and the waxy ones at the grocery stores.  If you live around NYC this is a trip worth taking.  You can find more information here at their website..happy apple picking!

The Best Cupcakes In NYC: Crumbs Bake Shop

It’s really not normal how delicious these cupcakes are.

Let me tell you why these are my favorite cupcakes in NYC:

  1. They’re HUGE. Crumbs offers a “Signature” size that is a whole lotta cupcake.  If I’m gonna eat a cupcake, I’m going to eat a damn cupcake! GO BIG OR GO HOME.
  2. They’re not stingy on the icing.  I’m not trying to eat a muffin, I want a CUPCAKE so there needs to be icing in every bite.
  3. There are so many choicesssssss (Peanut Butter Cup is my favorite)

Peanut Butter Cup

Red Velvet


White Hot Chocolate


Crumbs has a good amount of locations in NYC and LA, as well as a number of other locations scattered throughout the country.  Find one near you OR order some online here.  You won’t regret it.