Sunny Weather Bites & One Sweet Ride

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By • May 2nd, 2011 • Category: Dining and Cuisine

My boyfriend keeps trying to get me to buy a road bike. The outdoors are great, but does this gal look like a fan of Spandex?

This little beauty, the Kate Spade Bicycle by Adeline Adleine, looks more my speed. The limited edition designer bike is $1,100, and  comes in the brand’s signature kelly green shade! She has cutesy features like a hidden chain (so you can wear a skirt!), matching leather Scout bag for your handlebars, a rear bag holder (and purse with clips to keep it on tight) and the prettiest leather seat I’ve ever seen.

I doubt I’d keep up with the road bikes, but who would want to if they could opt for a cruiser like this?

There’s only one bike per store- get it while it’s hot!

Last night I had the best appetizer experience ever at True Food Kitchen, I just had to share.

The restaurant has a crudité on their appetizer menu that instantly became my #1 TFK menu item. The locally-grown veggies are super fresh and differ depending on what’s fresh and available. This time around we had fresh cherry tomatoes, broccolini, orange, yellow and purple carrots, radishes, asparagus and zucchini. Boring sounding, but so fantastic. They are served with a cool tzatziki sauce and a tangy black olive dip- if I had this in my fridge at all times, I’d never touch another marshmallow peep.

With a glass of Prosecco, this made my night

Another cool discovery- Royal Coffee at the Biltmore, which is a recent expansion from the Royal at the Market and a welcome addition since the Coffee Plantation and Borders coffee shops are now kaput. Royal is housed in the first floor space of the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. As a matter of fact, you enter the shop through the red door, itself.

Aside from the positively impressive 60’s chic decor, the coffee and food is absolutely delicious and the owner super-sweet. The method for making drip coffee is cool- she uses clear tea cup holders and coffee filters to create the perfect cup. You have to see it to understand it.

I wonder if they do home décor?

Speaking of cups, how insane are the Alessi dishes your drink arrives in?

The scone plates are little crescents!

My favorite part of all is that they serve almond milk, for those of us who prefer our lattes without a side of cow hormones or genetically-modified soy hormones. On second thought, I’m willing to wager their other milks are organic, too. That said, almond milk makes me happy!

Adorable, in a cup.

What did you do this weekend?

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