I have two passions in life: dancing and eating dessert. Follow my musings on my personal ballet endeavors, performances I see, and the sweet confections I taste and review along the way on this blog, Sweet Pirouettes!
“The Ridiculous Belgian Triple Chocolate Cake” at Belgian Bistro Waterzooi in Garden City. The name says it all.
Macarons from Épicerie Boulud in Lincoln Center. House-made, perfect texture, and authentic-tasting flavors.
Pictured: Chocolate, Coffee, & Lemon. Camera shy: Pistachio
So rich and gooey inside. Chocolate was my favorite!
An arabesque en pointe!
A penchée [pahn-SHAY] at the barre, which is a leaning arabesque
Mini Cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. Caramel Pretzel Crunch, Sugar Cookie Cheesecake, & Red Velvet
Red Velvet mini cupcake. As soft and rich as the name implies.
The Lilac Fairy vanquishes the evil Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake mini cupcake- for sugar lovers only!
NYCB principal dancers Tiler Peck as Princess Aurora and Tyler Angle as Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty
For educational purposes…
…for a chuckle
Dead v. new pointe shoe
The Cinnamon Chocolate Delight in my Nutcracker mug!
Yummy strawberry rhubarb pie!
The proper way to plié.
Nothing beats homemade whipped cream
Introducing the Brookie: Half-baked hybrid of brownie and cookie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream
Full cast in first act fairy costumes
Performing my first act solo as the Joy Fairy
A quiet moment in the wings
Posing in my third act “Diamond” costume
Inside this beauty: delicious chocolate cake with strawberry jam filling
Dancing the night away at my Sweet 16!
I celebrated with a lovely Carvel ice cream cake this year!
A slice of ravishing red velvet cheesecake from cult favorite The Cheesecake Factory
A serene moment at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
A delectable doughnut from French bakery Isabelle et Vincent
Passé the day away!
This doughnut delight is from Alpine Pastry Shoppe.
Fruity French toast from Vermont Apple Pie Co.
Lemon-Blueberry-Poppyseed Pancakes with cream cheese frosting and whipped cream–so many flavors, so little time!
A sinfully delicious cinnamon roll from Winona’s Restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.