It was a dismal, rainy day. The kind that makes my infinitely wise and forbearing Jack Russell terrier, Mickey, back away from the door, looking at me as if to say “You can’t be serious!” The hems of my trousers were soaked and slapping around my ankles before I got to the corner of my block. It was that kind of day. However, I’d made plans and I wasn’t prepared to change them!
First, coffee with my goddaughter at La Toulousaine, a delightful little bakery over on Amsterdam Avenue between W 106 and 107 Streets. The smells of baking buttery pastry were tempting and intoxicating! I just barely managed to hold on to my willpower to pace myself, since I had another, even more decadent, appointment.
What did I save myself for, you ask? Jacques Torres’s chocolate shop down in SoHo!
As always, I was greeted by a profusion of color and lights. It’s especially colorful now since all manner of Easter treats are on display. That’s kids’ stuff. The grown-up treats are behind the counter.
Spending time with my dear friend, Florence, sipping some Wicked hot chocolate, chatting a rainy afternoon away…how does it get better than this?