Thursday, April 9, 2015

Treat Yo' Self Thursdays: Indulgences Around the World

Traveling is usually the time where my stomach takes a vacation and whether it's a week or weekend long stay, treating myself becomes the theme throughout my stay. I mean you're only going to be there for a little while, right? Join me as I share my guilty pleasures in 3 major cities around the world!
Normalmente, para mí viajar significa que mi dieta se toma unas vacaciones, y aunque sea un fin de semana corto o una semana completa, yo me doy unos caprichos durante esos días. O sea, por un poco tiempo no pasa nada, ¿no? ¡Ven a ver mis indulgencias favoritas en 3 ciudades grandes del mundo!

1) Ralph's Coffee: Located on the second floor of the Ralph Lauren flagship store on 5th Avenue, this place is a great way to escape the bustling crowd of the city, relax and have a good cup of coffee (especially in the middle of January when it's -9 degrees outside!)
2) Eataly: Although I was slightly heartbroken to find out that the Nutella shop had been closed, they do have a small kiosk where you can order bread and Nutella which is absolute perfection!! So simple, yet so good. 
1) Ralph's Coffee: Localizado en la segunda planta de la tienda de Ralph Lauren en la 5ta Avenida, este sitio es un sitio genial para escaparse del gentío, relajarte, y tomar un buen cafe (especialmente en pleno invierno!). 
2) Eataly: Aunque es triste que cerraran la tienda de Nutella recientemente, tienen un pequeño puesto donde puedes pedir pan con Nutella, ¡¡que es una maravilla!! ¡¡ Es muy sencillo, pero a la vez riquísimo!!

1) Chocolateria San Gines: A Madrid classic and in my opinion completely not overrated! Their hot chocolate has a thicker consistency than regular American hot chocolate and their churros are amazingly crunchy in all their fried glory. 
2) Terraza Hotel Room Mate Oscar: Rooftop bar with amazing drinks and great vibes. Super chic but the prices are the definition of indulgence- so pricey but a fun hangout spot! 
3) The Gourmet Experience at the Corte Ingles: Yummy food stations with a bit of everything and an incredible view of Madrid's iconic Gran Via street. The wine bar there also gives you complementary cheese to go with your wine or champagne- perfect! 
1) Chocolatería San Ginés: Un clásico madrileño y completamente ¡vale la pena! El chocolate caliente tiene una consistencia más gruesa que el chocolate americano y los churros son exquisitos y crujientes. ¡Rompan la dieta y vayan allí! 
2) Terraza Hotel Room Mate Oscar: Un bar en la azotea con copas ricas y un buen ambiente. El bar es "chic" pero los precios son la definición de indulgencia- un poco caro pero ¡es un buen sitio para quedar con amigos!
3) El Gourmet Experience en El Corte Inglés: Es un sitio con diferentes puestos de comidas, ofrecen un poco de todo, y con unas tremendas vistas de Madrid y la calle Gran Vía. Recomiendo el bar de vino que dan quesos complementario con cada copa de vino o champán- ¡perfecto! 

1) Georgetown Cupcake: Okay, I am a DC/Northern Virginia native and I personally think there is nothing like these cupcakes- sorry Sprinkles and Baked and Wired! Visiting DC? Order online 24 hours in advance to skip the long touristy line that is ALWAYS in front of the store. 
1) Georgetown Cupcake: Ser una nativa del area metropolitana de DC, yo pienso que no hay nada como estos pastelitos- lo siento Sprinkles y Baked and Wired! ¿Visitas DC? Ordena online 24 horas por adelante para evitar la  gran cola de turísticas que SIEMPRE esta al frente del negocio. 

What are your guilty pleasures? Name anything, anywhere in the world! 

Cuales son tus indulgencias favoritas? Cuéntame cualquiera cosa, en cualquiera parte del mundo! 

A special thanks to Nicole for the Treat Yo' Self Thursday link up! 

Treasure Tromp


  1. I love Georgetown Cupcakes! Eataly overwhelms me but who can say no to the nutella??

    1. Gtown cupcakes never disappoints! And yes I agree, it was so crowded when we went so maybe going during the weekdays to beat the crowd is best. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. I LOVE DC cupcakes! Lived there for a summer :)

    1. Ah so lucky- Georgetown is my favorite part of DC! One time I saw one of the owners from the TV show and was so star struck LOL. Love them.

  3. Yum Eatly!! Once of my favorite spots in NY for REAL Italian! Surprisingly I've only been to the 'Gourmet Experience' at Corte Inlgés once.. but probably because there's just so much to eat in Madrid!! Also, those cupcakes look to die for!!

    1. Yes for sure!! If it weren't because Carlos held me back, I probably would have bought the whole prosciutto and cheese section....

      Oh I don't blame you- so jealous you get to live in the middle of Spanish foodie heaven!! Thanks Lauren :)

  4. How I miss cupcakes! I live in Italy (and actually ate at the Eataly here!) but it's cupcakes that will always have my heart..

  5. This post is making me very hungry. I wish I was eating all of that right now :)