Friday, January 28, 2011

Martha Stewart's Dreamers into Doers Event, Part 3

Hey there! 

Are you ready for Part 3 of the Martha Stewart DID adventure?  I can hardly contain my excitement...this is a fun, fun post!

Cupcakes. Sprinkles. Ribbon. Buttons and crystals like you've never seen.  You are in for a serious dose of delicious eye candy!  Oooh, I can't wait! 

Come with me girls.  Let me take you to some of this party girl's fave NYC destinations! 

{Warning:  Some of the following photos may cause drool, shrieking or loss of sensibility.  Please proceed with caution}.

First stop:  NY Cakes and Baking Supply

Behind these doors lies a bakers' paradise.  For real.  Ready?  We're going in!  Deep breaths, girls, deep breaths...

An entire wall of Valentine's Day baking goodies greeted us.  Awesome, right?

That's just the beginning.  Take a look at these.  In every size you can imagine...

But sit down, girls.  This is the biggie.  My weakness.  My complete Heaven...

An entire WALL of SPRINKLES!!!

Every color, shape, size, blend.  Oh my sweet Lord!

Yep, that's me, completely giddy with excitement.  Notice that I had to sit down? 

But I'm not the only one in paradise.  My girls were pretty happy, too!  :)

(If you didn't meet "my girls" in my previous post, click here.  You must meet them)!

Such fun!  Ready for more?  Let's hit the road...

Next Stop:  M & J Trimming

This is a biggie.  I don't think anything could've prepared us for this one.  Here we go...

This pic cracks me up! 

Nikki (Nikki, in Stitches) and Kristen (3 Little Birds Boutique) stopped for a quick wave to the camera, but Aimee (Lulu Pink Parties) saw the floor to ceiling button display and could not contain herself!  Look at her...isn't that hysterical?!!  I love it!

Here's where she was headed. I don't think we saw her again until check-out!

This is where they lost me.  Seriously.  Have you ever seen so much ribbon?!! 

And it was gorgeous!

My creative juices were madly flowing.  The workers were following me around with a mop.

And who doesn't love a little bling?

Crystals, anyone?

Are you having fun, yet? 

Working up an appetite?  Need a snack?  Me, too.  Follow me, I know just the place!

Magnolia Bakery

Need I say more?  Yum!

What strikes your fancy?  Lemon cake?  German chocolate cake? 

How about a classic vanilla or red velvet cupcake?

Having a hard time deciding?  Ok, I picked out something special just for you.

Wanna see?

Key Lime Mini Cheesecake.

I ate it for you.  It was divine!  You loved it!  ;)

Ready for more?  Let's go.

My hubby accompanied me on this NYC trip and we were lucky enough to have a couple of days to ourselves to do some sightseeing.

We hit all of the hot spots...Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Central Park , Rockefeller Center, The Today Show, NBC Studios, The Lion King on Broadway, and more.  Wow!

{By the way, how cute are these little cookies that they were selling at the Empire State Building}?!!

Anyway, along the way we got to indulge in two places that I just have to share with you. 

Not really party related, but definite must-visits if you're ever in NYC.

Serendipity 3

I fell in love with this place!

It's teeny, teeny tiny.  In fact, we went right past it and never even saw it.

And when you walk in...even smaller!

It's super narrow with a shop in the front and some tables set up for a restaurant in the back.

It's a quaint little place and the decor is so quirky and fun!  Loved, loved, loved it!

We ordered a yummy dinner, but of course saved room for the famous Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Oh my gosh, it was sooooo good!

They were selling Frozen Hot Chocolate souvenirs in the shop.  I wanted to buy one for each of you, but didn't know how I'd get them home on the plane.  :(

Time for one last stop...


My friend Tammy (Milk and Cookeez) suggested that we try this place out sometime during our trip.

Ohhhhh, I am soooo glad we did!

What a cool place!

It's frozen gelato on a stick and you can customize your pop.

Yummy, right?!!  I know!

My hubby got a dark chocolate-coffee pop, which he loved...

...and I opted for Hot Chocolate on a Stick...

Mmmm, sooo good!

Well, that wraps up our adventures in NYC, folks!

I hope you enjoyed the recaps as much as I enjoyed re-living everything!

Thanks so very much for your support.  It means the world to me and it makes loving what I do even easier! 

Happy Celebrating!
Jen  xoxo


  1. EEEEKS-you wanted to surprise me with Popbar you naughty gal! :) I am just dying seeing all of those delicious Yummies, I think I gained 5 lbs just looking!!!!
    Oh my gosh, I HAVE to get there next year! I've already got a plan, now to wait for registration :)

  2. Tammy!!! Girl, you are ON it! You were on here reading quicker than I could even shoot you an e-mail! You are soooo joining me and "my girls" next year!!! xoxo

  3. I so wish I would have been able to go out w/ the girls to these little 'hot spots' AND wish I would have known about some of the places you & your hubby stopped at. We just kind of "winged it" on 'me & hubby' day - but that's how we usually roll - lol!

  4. Next year we'll have the whole gang taking over NYC, Laura! :) I was a girl on a mission this trip! We packed every minute FULL! :)

  5. ugh! so jealous, I wish we had a cake supply store like that in Miami. :(

  6. LOVE your post! Wish I was there with you girls at the cake and ribbon stores, so sad!!!
    I had to share that you and your husband got the exact same thing at popbar that Mike and I did. However, I had the coffee pop and he had the hot chocolate!
    Miss you!

  7. Twelve/30...I'm feelin' ya! We don't even have a Michael's in my neck of the woods!

    Terri, wish you were with us, too! You'd have LOVED the cake store! Too funny about the popbar goodies! Great minds think alike! Miss you, too, party girl! xoxo

  8. Wow. Beautiful. You have got a beautiful blog.

  9. Wow - you really got around during your trip to NY! We live in NY (long island) but I haven't even been to all of those yummy places! I have to take my daughter to that baking store. But I have to say M&J is also one of my favorites!! I love bringing people in there for the first time too. Love the reactions!!
    Have a great week!

  10. Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Very sweet!

    It is probably a very good thing that I don't live anywhere near M&J...I can imagine my wallet would be like a magnet to that place! You have got to be SO right about the reactions...I think ours were probably priceless! There's just nowhere else like it!

    Have a great day and Happy Celebrating!
    Jen :)

  11. Very yummy and delicious blog. Great work and ideas. Thanks for that.


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