coffee break | it’s all happening at starbucks


It’s all happening!

Did you hear? Starbucks is going to serve “real drinks”.

S shared that article with me, and I passed it along to two of my best friends, F and L. They’re responses (separate, believe it or not) both cracked me up:

L:  thats actually brilliant
truffle mac and cheese
they had me at truffle
oh oprah
she put up that she had a huge announcement
(I follow her…………..)
and yes. she has her own tea. are you serious
just like, that doesnt qualify as “huge announcemnet, O”
you know?
 F:  oprah is cray but BRING ON THE WIIIIINE
I love my friends. Read their awesome blogs here and here. Prepare to die laughing at one and be super jealous of the photo skills on the other.
What do you think of Starbucks new decision?


Happy Thursday!




coffee break | going decaf

It’s official, I chose decaf today.

Here’s the thing: I don’t need anything additional to keep my heart rate at top speed all day. This city does that for me! I admit, I used to nay-say about decaf coffee. What’s the point? Then, I realized that I went from a casual coffee drinker to a I-need-caffeine-to-survive coffee drinker to a wow-I-actually-like-the-taste-of-this-stuff coffee drinker and here I am, overly anxious and liking coffee too much. Decaf, let’s make up and be friends.

What do you drink? Coffee? Decaf? Tea? Espresso Macchiato (yum)?

gimme coffee_cityclecticdesign

Some links while you sip your preferred beverage:

Apparently Spain stays up late on the reg.

My new favorite celebrity power couple.

Really pretty dress (look at the back! and that fabric! sigh.)

This is finally open in Brooklyn. Any takers? I’m in!

The 2nd Avenue subway goes yellow.

Love this new app.

Get happier.

Like the “gimme coffee”clock? Get it here.



coffee break | happy valentine’s day!

Happy hearts!

Will you brie mine? (…Sorry, I love cheese, and I love cheesy puns. (*waits silently*…get it?) Sorry twice.) Yes, I know that was a parenthesis inside a parenthesis. This post is starting off great!

cityclecticdesign_brie mine

New Yorkers, need an activity this weekend? Go celebrate The Beatles and all their awesome love songs. Or just listen to one of my favorites right now.

Everyone else, go make this cake.

I miss these! And the Berenstain Bears, for that matter.

Marking the Distance (a quick, must-watch):

Marking the Distance from StoryCorps on Vimeo.


Check out Google’s homepage for more cute love stories (in case you missed it, click on the hearts!).

I wish you love today, and even more importantly, I wish for others to receive love from you!



coffee break | monday moods

Happy Monday!

Coffee Breaks are back (never mind that I’m drinking tea today). Here are some entertaining snippets from around the web to start your week off right.

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again.

No whining.

Cameron Diaz’s kitchen (also the most reblogged image of 2013 on tumblr). Designed by Kelly Wearstler, image from Elle Decor.


A funny, real-life anecdote about NYC apartments.

Planned Service Changes

This made me laugh:





Have a great day!