Five Things.

{Snacking on handfuls of sweet, juicy grapes after every meal – the perfect dessert!}

I’ve decided to post “Five Things” once a week to give you guys a few snippets from my life that I’m loving at the moment. Whether they be snapshots of newly bought clothing or of delicious meals from when I eat out, I hope these bits and pieces will inspire and excite (and don’t fall flat instead).

{Our beautiful flourishing basil plant, soaking in the rays.}

Just looking at it getting so big and healthy brings a smile to my face.

{My first Chick-Fil-A!}

I got the Spicy Chicken Deluxe sans cheese, with fries. A bubbly cup of Coca-Cola in hand and I had the perfect fast food meal in front of me, waaay better than any Burger King or the likes. I found this Chick-Fil-A at Paramus Park Mall, NJ of all places, while all this time I thought the only Chick-Fil-A nearby was at NYU. On another note, can you just look at this photo! Isn’t it a beaut? No editing necessary. God bless my iPhone, I do love it dearly…

{The Capriciosa from A Mano in Ridgewood, New Jersey.}

Homemade mozzarella, neapolitan salami, Italian ham, artichokes, mushrooms, gaeta olives, parmigiano reggiano, basil – it’s a recipe for heaven. The crust was chewy, fluffy and charred; the cheese oozing and pulling long melted strands (as you can see above); the ingredients and sauce were fresh and vibrant. We also had the Polpetta panini, which was sliced homemade meatballs, mozzarella, arugula and parmigiano reggiano tucked into a pizza dough panini, which is the best kind in my opinion. This place is a gem among the endless other pizza joints, and serves the authentic Neapolitan style you envision when you think of real Italian pizza. They make gluten-free pies for an extra $5 too!

{Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate.}

It was all I dreamed it would be. The icy frozen hot chocolate is super frothy and light, and comes spilling out in a huge bowl. That giant cloud of whipped cream floating on top was perfectly airy and not too sweet. Serendipity itself is not really my kind of place – just a tad too tacky, overhyped and overpriced – but the dessert is pretty damn good.

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