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Tasty Holiday Treat: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Bag
All Photos By Gail

With the Holiday season fast approaching, the time is now for guilty pleasures and dietary indulgences. Fans of this blog know well my love of the decadent sweet treat called Brownie Brittle — an oven-baked brownie-thin with a crisp cookie crunch. OMG, this stuff is delicious. In honor of what I like to call the Holidaze, Brownie Brittle reintroduces flavors that are available only during theses chilly months, and tarts-up their packaging with snow flakes and bows so that you can grab a few bags for last minute gift giving! Convenient!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Close Up
Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is Ready For its Close Up

With a narrow window of availability to purchase Brownie Brittle’s holiday varieties, I want to make sure you try what is not only my favorite flavor, but the favorite of Brownie Brittle originator herself, Shelia GSalted Carmel Brownie Brittle! The salted caramel chocolate treat remains very much on-trend, and Brownie Brittle leads the charge this Holiday season with its Brownie Brittle that is liberally studded with velvety Caramel Chips, and topped with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle — for added festiveness! Something I learned from watching too many baking shows is that adding salt to chocolate does not make the treat taste saltier. Rather, salt enhances the flavor of the chocolate, and makes it taste like the most delicious thing on earth.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle

Warning: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is highly addictive! I recommend that you take a few pieces out of the bag, put them on plate, and then take that to the TV room or wherever you are going to have your snack, leaving the sealed bag behind you in the kitchen. so that you don’t lose control. Shop for all varieties of Brownie Brittle at your local supermarket, or online at This Link!

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Merry Christmas from New York City!

Christmas Holiday Window Display
All Photos By Gail

Store Windows Photographed on Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. Merry Christmas, to All of My Readers!

NYC Xmas Halloween Window Display

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament
Photos By Gail

If you happen to be a person who does the Tree Thing at the Holidays, it’s time to get that shit in order. I was in the Urban Outfitters on Fifth Avenue near 44th Street the other day and they had all kinds of fun ornaments to make a festive tree, such as this Pink Cupcake ornament, which you can see is quite sparkly. I like it.

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornaments

Here are a bunch of them all hanging out together. “Ornament des Fêtes” translates to “Holiday Ornament”!

Pink Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament

These Pink Cupcake Ornaments sell for $8.00 each! I am sure that most Urban Outfitters have them in stock!

Yayoi Kusama Christmas Tree Ornament

Kusama Ornament
All Photos By Gail

How adorable is this tiny, painted wooden tree Ornament in the likeness of our favorite living artist, Yayoi Kusama? Answer: so darn cute!

Kusama Ornament

Here she is posing next to a book about Kusama, which I bet is really cool.

Kusama Ornament

You know what else you could do is thread her on a chord and wear her around your neck like a pendant. How fashionable! I may do that.

Yayoi (pronounced “Ya-Yo-E”) Kusama Ornament can be found in the MoMA Design Store and also perhaps Online.

Kusama Ornament

Pink Thing Of The Day: Mannequin With Pink Wig

Mannequin with Pink Wig
Photo By Gail

Here’s another sweet shot from my trip to Palm Springs last Christmas. There’s a Saks Fifth Avenue at a swanky outdoor mall located in the adjacent town of Palm Desert, and I snagged a serious cache of blog fodder from their many eye catching in-store displays. This very fetching pink-haired mannequin is pimping “Little Somethings for the Ladies”. . . whatever they may be.

Video Clip of The Week (Christmas Edition): Kissing Party, “Warren City Christmas”



Merry Christmas, and welcome to our Holiday-themed The Video Clip of The Week! Denver-based quintet, Kissing Party‘s brand new video for “Warren City Christmas” is here to get you in the spirit. Imagine Charles Dickens venturing into the Brit Pop genre to create a full album – think melancholia you can dance to. With origins and inspirations from the gray bleakness of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the winter months, Kissing Party serves up boozy ballads about memories in Midwestern basements, jingling and rebellious carols for drunken gutter punks, mini pop symphonies contemplating the overwhelming grayness of the season, and heartbreaks and hangovers. The band’s new album Winter in the Pub (out now via Northern Transmissions) is an ode to December as the month of alt-cheer!

When you’re ready to move past the typical, uninspired cover collections this holiday season, when the awkward nostalgia of being in your hometown starts to sink in, Kissing Party’s Winter in the Pub has got your back. Kissing Party is: Gregg Dolan, Deirdre Sage, Shane Reid, Joe Hansen and Lee Evans. RIYL: The Wedding Present, The Smiths and The Sundays. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Kissing Party CD Cover

Tiny Reindeer Made From Christmas Tree Bits

Reindeer and Wreaths
The One on the Far Left, Rear,  Appears to be Some Kind of Pirate (All Photos By Gail)

I had just gotten off the C Train at Spring Street when I passed right by a lovely Christmas Tree Lot, where someone had created these adorable little Reindeer from  leftover twigs and bits of trees.

Reindeer and Plant

What a clever idea! I don’t know if they were for sale, or if they were just for adding spirit to the lot, but I enjoyed looking at them.

Reindeer and Wreath 2