The best way to catch up with a girlfriend or girlfriends is over a cup of tea and cakes. Supposedly the practice of entertaining with “tea and a walk with in the fields,” aka afternoon tea, started in early nineteenth century Britian by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford.
Prior to the introduction of tea, the English had two main meals — breakfast and dinner (dinner was served around eight o’clock). The Duchess was said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. Her solution was a pot of tea and a light snack. Later, she invited her friends to join her. The practice proved to be so popular that the other social hostesses quickly picked up the idea.
Join the fashionable society for your sip of tea. Below, a list of recommendations.
Located just at the entrance of Central Park, Sarabeth’s (Central Park South) is a favorite among locals as well as tourists. With beloved items like lemon ricotta pancakes, you will swear that you’ve never had breakfast this good! In fact, NYTimes Magazine goes as far as to claim that “Those who market flour, yeast, eggs, and sugar should canonize Sarabeth Levine.”
Concur! You simply cannot leave NYC without a visit to the city’s breakfast institution. Everything tastes delicious, but nothing tops those pumpkin waffles.
Mission Beach Café ♥ 198 Guerrero St, San Francisco
The quintessential neighborhood cafe, Mission Beach Cafe (MBC) is popular among locals. The wait for a table is roughly an hour. Personally, that doesn’t bother me because I love waiting in line. The anticipation pumps my adrenaline, and foods always taste so much better when you know you have beaten others to it. You are in, they are not.
And yes, I am in. The cafe is bustling and buzzing with conversations. This is the place for you and your girlfriends to talk away, no one will bother to eavesdrop. Now the menu. MBC uses fresh, local ingredients to prepare their dishes. My favorites are Wild Mushroom Benedict, MBC Huevos, and French Toast.
If you love sweets (hmm, cookies, cakes), you might just be asweet person! According to a series of studies published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people who prefer sweet foods to other foods (say sour, bitter, salty) are nicer, more agreeable and more likely to help others.
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Makes total sense. What, you ask for proof? Well, what about… moi
Just kidding. But I do think the theory makes sense. Think about it, are you more likely to be happy after (a) a good meal or (b) a bad meal? Continue reading →