I’m back from a great trip to NYC. I had five jam-packed days there that amounted to a great start to 2010.

I loved so many things about New York.

I loved this bakery and this bakery.

I loved meeting Katie.

I loved having dinner here. In fact, I’m pretty sure I want to live in that restaurant forever and ever eating Karen DeMasco’s Maple Budino. Forever and ever.

I loved the Guggenheim. I loved Manet.

I loved brunch.

I loved Madison Avenue.

I loved watching my mom love Tiffany & Co.

I did not love the subway. Sorry.

I loved the cab drivers. Seriously. I did.

I loved the Coconut Cream Pie I had here.

Did I mention I loved Karen DeMasco’s Maple Budino?

I loved NYC.

It’s a bit belated, but I’m wishing all of you much health and happiness in this new year. I’m looking forward to lots of developments here at Cream Puffs in Venice as well. Lots of growth. Lots of moving forward. Lots of getting better. Lots of baking.

Buona fine e buon principio! (Happy ending and happy beginning!)