Writing is something I try to squeeze in whenever possible, so I’ve ended up working on my story in some weird places – subways and laundromats and airplanes included. But the most fun place I’ve sat down to write? A reconstructed Spanish courtyard from the 1500s – or what I like to call the BEST OFFICE EVER!
For a change of scenery, I took printed pages of my WIP along with me to the MET and searched for a cozy corner to mark it up. I knew there were a couple marble benches in this particular room – the Patio from the Castle of Velez Blanco. It’s a pretty big space, but it's as quiet as a library, and isn’t distracting or overcrowded. It's not ideal for working on a laptop, but was perfect for revising on paper. I got a lot of work done, and when I needed a break, I stared out at the marble wonders around me.
After I finished marking up my pages, I took in some sculptures (almost done with the purple section!), then headed to the trusty Cake and Shake truck. This time I got the Hot Tottie, which the gal at the register said was her favorite.
It sounds terrific - almond cake with butterscotch mousse inside, then covered in toffee frosting . But not all cupcakes are winners. The frosting was amazing, but the almond extract flavoring was too strong, so the cake just tasted fake and chemical-y. Finally, I met a Cake and Shake cupcake I didn't like...