April 17 – Key Lime Kisses

You're looking at Key Lime Cheesecake Balls

This morning, while I was working, Mom and Gabriella drove over to Old Town, Alexandria for some shopping.  Not only did the Discovery Shuttle fly DIRECTLY over them, but they found the most adorable shops – including the one where they bought these delicious treats! Occasionally Cake just opened its location in Old Town a few days ago, and now that I know about these cheesecake balls, I will be paying them a visit.  Look at how green the inside of the balls are! I love the color.

We walked around M street in Georgetown a little before my class started and had an early dinner at Serendipity. They have a very large and very chocolaty frozen hot chocolate.  We decided to do dessert before dinner (always a great move) and filled up a little too much. Oh well!

It is so nice having visitors! Love exploring and treating ourselves to, well, treats!

-V

PS Thanks for the anchor bracelet Mom (and Dad)! It is so pretty, and appropriate. =)

 

December 5 – Cake Balls

My new obsession: cake balls

 

I am VERY late to jump on the cake ball trend, even for East Coast time. The West Coast starts all the new sweet crazes: Krispy Kreme, Pink Berry, cupcakes, cake balls… you name it, and eventually they make it out east. I have seen them around in shops, but thought that since I’m not a big fan of cupcakes, I wasn’t missing anything. WRONG! Thank you to Kristin for showing me just what I was missing out on! Red velvet is my favorite but I am willing to try any and all other flavors to make sure this holds true!

To my friends on the West Coast (namely, the CA Devines) please notify me when you spot new sweet trends so I am not years behind again!

Two coffees and two cake balls = a very hyper and enthusiastic V!

-V