As the worst of Frankenstorm is ahead of us, I thought it would be a good idea to write up my weekly wanderings before Con Edison preemptively shuts off our power in NYC. Stay safe everyone!
1. Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co.
I thought I’d test out Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. in Union Square this week. Although it looks like your typical froyo, Chloe’s is actually only made of 3 ingredients: real fruit, filtered water, and a touch of cane sugar. I decided to try the pumpkin flavor with blackberries and white carob chips. I actually couldn’t really taste the pumpkin very well but the soft serve fruit was super cold and refreshing. While I prefer froyo, this would definitely be a great treat for the dog days of summer.
2. If Lisa Frank Made Socks.
Picked up these gems at Paragon Sports. Don’t they look like they should be sold with a pack of Lisa Frank stickers?
3. Leaves are a Fallin’
I walk through Madison Square Park quite frequently and, although it’s small, it’s one of my favorite parks in NYC. Here are a few shots of the reflecting pool littered with the colors of Fall.
4. Lounging with Art
There’s a new Madison Square Art installment up (just in time for Hurricane Sandy) and it really is quite nice. The installment is called “BUCKYBALL” and was constructed by the artist Leo Villareal. It’s hard not to be hypnotized by the ever-changing colors in the hexagonal art structure. There are even some cool wooden lounges set up as part of the exhibition for art-gazers to kick back, relax, and enjoy the light show.
I finally nabbed a spot on one of the wooden lounges. Surprisingly comfy!
5. Trader Joe’s Hurricane Hysteria
Trader Joe’s was INSANE on Sunday since everyone was stockpiling food, bottled water, and of course pinot noir for the pending storm. I have no idea why I was lucky enough to avoid the line outside the store, but it was out the door, down the block, and around the corner when I walked outside with my hard-won groceries in hand. The checkout line wrapped around the entire store as well (typical) but it moved pretty quickly and I’m happy to say I am prepped with lots of tasty goodies to wait out Hurricane Sandy.
Forever wandering (from my couch until the storm subsides…),