I Love Brunch.

I especially love Sunday brunch.

There’s something magical about having no rush to get breakfast and the security of knowing you will be able to get bacon no matter what time you are seated at your table is simply delightful.

I know it’s only Monday, but the idea of a good breakfast can make me happy at any point of the week.

Cheers to good food and a new week!

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Classic scrambled eggs, baked pancakes & an exquisite oyster omelet.

Sunday Brunch @ Prune in NYC  – Totally recommend this place!

 

Wordless Wednesday: Day of the Dead in Los Angeles

Just a few words on this Wordless Wednesday, I know, I’m such a rebel. Below are some pictures I took while working the Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead Festival in Los Angeles this past weekend. This event is truly amazing and one of the most colorful events I have ever attended. Check out Chocolate Abuelita and NESCAFE Café de Olla’s altar, the largest one in Los Angeles. Just FYI, I helped place some of those little marigolds, yes I feel very proud of that.

altar

Largest Sign

altar close up

brands

Flor

Papel Picado

Taza

All photos taken by Cristina Nogueras ©

 

My Battle With Coffee

Photo & Editing by Cristina Nogueras ©

Photo & Editing by Cristina Nogueras ©

Hi, my name is Cristina and I’m fighting coffee addiction. I’ve seen loved ones suffer from caffeine deprivations and go through immense trouble to get a hold of coffee in the mornings. I’ve seen the sleepy eyes, the vacant stares and the tamed spirit that can only come from the absence of coffee.

I’ve never liked coffee. I think the first thing I ever ordered from Starbucks was a white chocolate frappuccino, just because it did not taste like coffee. How did I survive college? Diet coke perhaps? That’s still a mystery to me.

Now, in the real working world, I find myself fighting against the urge to get a cup of coffee every day. My reasoning?

  • It’s expensive to get the coffee I like (Not that I’m drinking gold, it just adds up)

  • I do not want to be addicted to coffee and then be unable to function without it

I think I’m losing this battle. I’m so much more productive and motivated when I drink coffee, I hate it. Why can’t I just wake up all sunshine and glitter every morning ready to hit the ground running? No, I have to depend on this warm and aromatic substance to fuel my system and power my brain. Then they have to come and make it pumpkin spice lattes and all these other alterations that make it actually wonderful to drink and so much more harder to resist it.

Is this it? Is this how I know I am now a real grown-up?