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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Oh yes, flee FAR away from those Walden Farm calorie-free nightmares. Far.

    But oh my gawd, the Speculoos spread…I must flee far away from that stuff for very different reasons. Have you tried the plain straight-out-of-the-jar cookie butter? TJ’s even has a store brand version. Ohitssogood.

  2. CheezyK

    Sounds like a fantastic start. One of the brilliant things about a longer stay somewhere is that you don’t have to hit the ground running. Suffering much food jealousy at the moment, why oh why do we not have such goodness on offer?

  3. Hotly Spiced

    I have never seen vegan turkey. They have everything in America. I love those sparkly shoes – yes, difficult for the pavement and not too practical but I’d call those a ‘must-have’. Hope you get over the jet-lag soon xx

  4. Ameena

    New York is my favorite city too! Love all your photos…the shoes are gorgeous by the way.

  5. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    A whole day of exploring another city, food browsing and eating, and shoe shopping -that sounds like a damn fine day indeed. The sparkle shoes are so pretty!

  6. Lou

    I want that chocolate bar. So bad.

    So so envious of your sparkly adventures.

    Check out those PINS! You go girly, rock those sequins 😉

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  8. Choc Chip Uru

    Those shoes are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
    Keep having fun in the big city 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. whisperinggums

    Very glad you decided not to walk the streets! And, your Dad and I agree with you. We like to see some sights but there can be a surfeit of them … getting out into “real” life is so much fun, walking, eating, shopping etc with “normal” people around you is just the thing.

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Oh my gawd, what on earth is in that calorie free stuff? Next, they’ll come up with calorie burning food. You just know that they’re working on it! 😉 BTW nice legs!!

  11. Gary

    What is the turkey made from?

  12. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh deary me. So much excitement. So much goodness. So much speculoos (my new favourite word) cookie filling. I am so glad you’re having a good time and your edible treats look and sound so wonderful 🙂

    I am also pleased to have some support for my ‘wandering’ approach to cities – I made such detailed plans for NYC (so many museums, so much culture), but when I got there I just walked. I wanted to be outside or in the shops or seeing the architecture, not stuck inside. I’m a bit the same with London. The downside is that I didn’t see any of the museums in NYC, and I’ve only been the once, but at least I have an excuse to go again 🙂

  13. Gabby

    You seem to be having such fun! I love your attitude towards travelling. I completely agree that you get to know a city best by wandering where your heart desires as opposed to having a plan. And yummm soy mocha frappucinos- I work at Starbucks and rarely ever get these but for a special treat, that’s my go-to!

    Continue having wonderful adventures my dear 🙂

  14. Louise

    Nothing like speculoos filled chocolate to combat jet lag I say. That first shot looks so much like a garden of eden, and quite the antithesis of calorie free caramel- what do they fill the jar with then? I would have to be convinced of the merits of fake turkey.You’ll regret not buying those sparkly shoes I reckon, they’re sensational. Not practical for tourist trip-trapping of course, but sparkly. I bought a pair of sensational shoes in Houston, but have yet to trot out in them.

  15. Johanna GGG

    Oh I love that fruity photo at the top – I want food shops to look like that when I walk in. The speculoos chocolate sounds interesting but disappointing after that gooey photo on the wrapper – though nowhere near as scary as that caramel – what is in it????? I can do without the shoes but I wanted to be with you in all that foodie shops – did you get to union square market or were you too waylaid?

  16. Kath Lockett

    The photo of the golden ‘street walkers’ alongside your sneakers was adorable but you always had me at ‘speculoos’ – they’re easily our favourite biccies here in Switzerland and have also made a brilliant cheesecake base.

  17. Emma

    If it’s calorie free, does that mean you can even ‘consume’ it? What are you consuming? In the moment after consumption, do you and your body forget what just took place? Does it exit out your ear? LAME.

    Mmm, kombucha. I have to start over:( I grew a scoby from one of those bottles a few months ago, but after only a few batches something went wrong and it diiiiiiiied.

    Happy happy joy joy NYC!

  18. Sarah

    Yes..step away from the zero calorie food. They’re trying to make us forget that bodies actually need energy to live!

    Good idea also stepping away from the sparkly shoes. How are you meant to traipse all over New York looking for cookie spread.

    Be amazing:)

  19. Ricki

    Sounds like a great day to me, too! And of course I laughed at your sparkly shoe reflection (the cerebral kind, not the mirror kind). 😉 Ah, to try speculoos spread!! To me, only a dream. . . . love that New York place! 😀

  20. leaf (the indolent cook)

    It does sound like a pretty perfect day, gosh, you’re having such a great time with all these discoveries! And your pixies are very wise, very wise indeed.

  21. elise

    gah! i miss those karen and sisters products like WHOA – its one of the few things i miss from nys, but still its a big one. have every single kind for me okay??

  22. Karly

    Oh Hannah I love you! What a splendid day it was xo

  23. Heather @ Sweetly Raw

    Ah NYC! I love that city too. I love being able to get a bottle of kombucha any time of day, and an abundance of raw chocolate and goodies and Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods! Some tasty finds and fabulous sparkly high heels!!!

  24. Em

    What a great start to your adventures. Love those shoes, such a shame you can’t fit them in your luggage.
    I love checking out food stores in other countries. I am already excited about what sort of goodies I will purchase for snacks on my upcoming US road trip.

  25. Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh it looks like you’re having such a great time 😀 jealous! Haha enjoy Hannah!!!

  26. Sig

    I liked the way your legs looked in those sparkly “walking-the-streets” shoes. I’d have gotten them and just stared at them delighting in the sparkliness.

    But that’s ok – the abundance of yummy food is more than making up it. *drooling on my laptop*. Oh wait – that was just mandarin juice. Heh.

  27. Iron Chef Shellie

    Hot shoes, but please don’t “walk the streets” haha 😛

  28. Margaret

    I’m so grateful you’ve taken us gallivanting with you! I love the photos.
    I just realised you were still wearing a sneaker on one foot with the other foot in the high heel! Ha ha

  29. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I adore your traveling sophistication and am very happy and thankful that you allow me to have a glimpse into all this from my kitchen. 🙂

  30. Catherine

    Oh my goodness I am starving! Forget Italy! I am heeling over! X

  31. Agnes

    Oooh sparkly shoes! But where’s the pic of the ones you bought?

  32. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hannah…I guess I’m glad you didn’t get walking the street shoes…. but they were SO pretty!! I really need to give kombucha another go. I don’t get it. Tastes like foot to me. I never got to visit a Trader Joe’s!! frowny face…. 🙁
    Heidi xo