If you follow me on Instagram you know that i’ve been doing the Pressed Juicery juice cleanse this week. As today is my final day on the cleanse ( day 5) , I thought I would show you WHY I decided to go on a cleanse. As you all know by now I suffer from a major, let me repeat MAJOR, sweet tooth. I’m generally pretty good about keeping up a healthy balanced diet (working out daily + portion control) , but this past month I really allowed myself to indulge in the finer & sweeter things in life ( it was my birthday month, ok??? ).  I’ve never done a full 5 day cleanse before, but I thought it would be a great way to reboot & detox my system. BUT before I go ahead and start talking about the cleanse , I figured it would only make sense to share with you my top 5 SWEET discoveries  from this past month.

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1. DeLuscious Cookies & Milk

The other day I was having a tough day at work, and of course my best friend Linette sends me a very yummy surprise to my office. It was a HUGE box  of freshly baked cookies that are incredibly moist & tasty which also was delivered with a cute glass carton of milk. The Chocolate and Cinammon Sugar cookies were my absolute favorite. If any of you are looking for a thoughtful gift to send to your loved ones , trust me, this box of delight would put a huge smile on anyones face! (They also have vegan & gluten free options too!) I’m possibly thinking of sending a box of these to my mom for mother’s day!

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2. Ladurée Soho 

After my Paris trip i’ve been having endless fantasies of croissants and macarons, so when I went to New York last week I had to make a visit to the Ladurée in Soho. Although in Paris there’s much competition , in the states I still have yet to find a  macaron parlor better than Ladurée. My favorite? The Rose petal macarons!

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3. Beckers Bakery 

Randomly stumbled upon this bakery as I was walking my dogs in my neighborhood. Found these adorable surfboard cookies. They are a little too cute to eat, but nonetheless the surfboards were all gone by the end of the day!

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4. Des Crêpes et des Cailles

Possibly the best crepe i’ve ever had was in Paris at a hole in a wall crêperie.  The location was so tiny that it probably sat no more than 15 people total. They make everything from sweet to savory crepes. I went to this place one too many times when I was in Paris for 2 weeks, but I mean who wouldn’t go back for that  Nutella banana crepe? yummmmm.

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5. One Girl Cookies

I saved the best for last. A few weeks ago I received a lovely  package from Eva Chen of Lucky Magazine. She sent over 2 boxes of spiced pumpkin & chocolate whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies (as seen HERE). These cream cheese frosting whoopie pies are a crossbred of a cake and a cookie.  Possibly the most moist and tasty treats i’ve ever had. Although this makes a sweet gift to give to your friends, family, and coworkers…they might end up love/hating you. Once you eat one… you really can’t stop!

Writing this article on day 5 of my juice cleanse was probably not the best idea, but needless to say  my month of birthday indulgence was absolutely worth it! I hope you guys enjoyed my SWEET list , and if you guys have any recommendations on other places, please let me know in the comment section!


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