When I titled my other post “Bourbon and Burgers” I got 140 hits, I’m just wondering if whiskey is as popular as bourbon.

Every year at this time there is a holiday craft fair in Bryant Park. Click here. Em and I just love it. So many cute shops to look at and walk through. It’s also nice to pop in to warm up for a few minutes.

If you take the first entrance you come to walking down 42nd Street from 5th Avenue you will find the store I went to. First though, you have to walk past the evil Bald Man, Max Brenner, who makes the best chocolate. No! Keep walking, just keep walking, don’t get the chocolate pizza. Past the chocolate store, you will see a store with a lamb with a warm tummy in the window, I mean its a picture. This is Country Herbs, they have therapeutic herbal shoulder wraps, lumbar wraps, slippers and these eye masks. I bought shoulder wraps for Em and Me, and an eye mask for Em. Total price around $100. They also have sets which include the shoulder, back and slippers. These wraps can be used hot or cold. They recommend storing them in the freezer (to keep the herbs fresh), which means whenever you need them cold they are ready. Pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes to use hot. They are very soothing for achy neck and shoulders.

Now as I was leaving I saw a shop with baked goods, I don’t remember the name, so I walked to take a closer look. The young man there was very nice, when he saw that I really didn’t want a cupcake he asked if I would like a drink, hot chocolate or coffee. So I asked for coffee, he offered to put milk in it, I asked for Jameson’s instead. He couldn’t/wouldn’t do it. Starbucks won’t either. That lead to a discussion of different whiskeys. So that is the whole story of ‘Whiskey and coffee’.

This link will take you to a interactive map, you can move your cursor over the map and the names of the shops will show, click on them and you get a brief description of the shops. There are a few shops that don’t have anything. But you can click on Max Brenner and find out about his chocolate. If you must.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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