NYC Gem: Black Tap

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-59-20-pmIf you have a sweet tooth or will be visiting NYC with children….you have to put Black Tap on your agenda! Originally known for their award-winning burgers, Black Tap has taken instagram by storm with it’s “crazy shakes”….over-the-top sugar confections that make a vanilla milkshake look…well, pretty vanilla.

With 2 locations (Soho and Meatpacking), you have a better chance of scoring one of these photo worthy desserts. No reservations, so be prepared to wait. You know it will be worth it!screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-59-30-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-10-59-48-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-00-01-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-00-19-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-00-32-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-01-19-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-08-16-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-09-12-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-10-06-pm screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-11-26-pmNot able to get to NYC? Don’t fret…you can pre-order a copy of their brand new cookbook, with recipes for all their creations and make them at home. How fun would this be for a sleepover or birthday party?!!

Flip the book over and you get recipes for their amazing burgers. Two for one!

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Dallas Blooms

7091_HR12Spring in Dallas is one of the prettiest seasons I know. Everything is blooming! It’s especially poignant for me because I now live in the Northeast, where things won’t be blooming for another month of so.

Dallas Blooms, which is happening now through April 10th, was¬†named one of the country’s Best Spring Floral Festivals by Fodors in 2015. This year’s theme is The Artistry in Nature, featuring the life-size sculptures of inspirational figures, such as Abraham Lincoln, Claude Monet and Benjamin Franklin, as part of Gary Lee Price’s The Great Contributors collection.

Over 100 types of bulbs, totaling over 500,000 blooms make a layered and dazzling display.Blooms_edit2_Snapseed111 CRW_2004a DallasArboretum-DallasBlooms21 DSC_0014_edit1 img_9692-lr4_srgb-1If life leads you to Dallas this Spring, don’t miss this amazing show of blooms!

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The Blaze

October is just around the corner and that means it’s time for the The Great Jack ‘O Latern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson in the Hudson Valley. For one month, Van Cortlandt Manor is transformed with over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins. 

 It is a sight to behold!! And, it’s a sell out every year, so now is the time to get your tickets, before they’re all gone.

Happy almost Halloween!