About NY Cupcake

August 23rd, 2008 Posted in | No Comments »

Relationship Status:


New York

Degrees & Continuing Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration
Small Business
A little bit of Veterinary Healthcare



Interests & Hobbies:

iPhone apps

gaming (Nintendo 3DS & Switch).  I’m a very big fan of Animal Crossing New Leaf & Pocket Camp and Ever Oasis.

writing poetry (experimental poetry)- I’ve been writing since I was 16. The last time I counted I had over 120 poems. I wish I could write daily like Walt Whitman did, but that’s nearly impossible for me.

reading (fashion, fiction, poetry mostly)

mixed media arts, watercolor & acrylic painting, modern calligraphy, & crafts

cooking & baking

website & graphic design- This hobby started in 1999. I was inspired by MPVixen & Michael Dutton’s websites.


snowboarding (beginning)- Rather than pick up skiing, I decided to join “the dark side.”

cycling (beginning)- DH’s influence. Le Tour de France is the ultimate test of the human spirit.

spin & sculpt

yoga & meditation

essential oils/aromatherapy

gardening (I love roses & terrariums)- It brings me a lot of joy to visit the rose garden at the New York Botanical Garden.

touring historic homes & sites- This is something DH & I both enjoy very much.

miniatures & dollhouses- DH’s Grandma Hope inspired me. This hobby began in 2003, with the partial construction of my Greenleaf Dollhouse-Pierce/Annabelle. I will continue to post my progress.

I would love to travel much more than I currently do!- Below are some of the more further destinations we’ve visited:

Maui, Hawaii
Oahu, Hawaii
Italy (Venice, Murano, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Verona, Milan, Chiavari, Santa Marguerita, Portofino, Genoa)
Scotland (Glascow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fort William)
The Big Island of Hawaii (Kona)
France (Paris, Cabris, Gourdon, Grasse, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Village)
Germany (Frankfurt, Lindau, Freiberg, Munich, Nuremburg, Darmstadt area)
England & Wales

Some of My Favorites:

Colors: Purple & green

Flowers: Roses, jasmine, honeysuckle, lilac

Academic Subject: Science

Ice Cream: Mr. Softee soft vanilla

Cake: Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Candy: Almond Roca, black licorice twizzlers, black jelly beans, Bit-O-Honey, Chiclets, Razzles, Bubble Yum

Food: Vietnamese & French countryside

Restaurant: Opus 465, Vince & Eddie’s, The North Square to name a few

Season: Spring

Styles: Bohemian, Moroccan, vintage

Fabrics & Textures: Silk, brushed cotton, gabardine, twill, burnt velvet

Handbags: Marc Jacobs, Katherine Kwei, Louis Vuitton Monogram, Denim, & Multicolor, Fendi, Kelly & Birkin by Hermes, Prada, Hayden-Harnett, Tylie Malibu, Kooba, Botkier, Chanel, Kate Spade, Frances Valentine, and many more!

Perfume: Hanae Mori, Deep Red by Hugo Boss, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, Michael by Michael Kors

Books: The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, Bergdorf Blondes & Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes, The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro, Bringing Home The Birkin by Michael Tonello. I think I like the less academic type books sometimes since I need something to balance out my very Type A personality. I’ve spent too many years only nurturing my technical side.

Magazines: British Glamour, Martha Stewart Living

Authors: Sophie Kinsella, Plum Sykes, Lois Lenski, Madeleine L’Engle, Frederic Clement, to name a few.

Painters: Francois Boucher, Jean-Honore Fragonard, & Michael Sowa

Poets: Sara Teasdale, X.J. Kennedy, Charles Baudelaire

Clothing Designers: Stella McCartney, Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera

Movies: “Amelie” & “Bridget Jones’ Diary” I & II

Actresses: Audrey Tatou, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actors: Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Will Smith, Colin Firth, Patrick Stewart

TV Shows: All CSIs, Criminal Minds, Law & Order especially SVU, Numbers, re-runs of Frasier, re-runs of EastEnders, Life On Mars, Dexter, Person of Interest, A Gifted Man, Breaking Bad, Elementary, The Americans, Better Call Saul, anything Marvel.

Characters: Remy of “Ratatouille,” Gromit of Wallace & Gromit

X-Men: Angelica Jones (Firestar), Jean Grey (Phoenix)

Musicians: Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap, A Fine Frenzy, Vertical Horizon, Pat McGee Band, Rob Thomas & Matchbox 20, Joan Osbourne, Liz Phair, Fiona Apple, Paula Cole, Jennifer Warnes, Kelly Clarkson, Tonic, 3 Doors Down, Fiona Apple, Splendor, Nine Days, Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Nickelback, Creed, John Mayer, Jesca Hoop, Katie Melua, Waterfront, Tracey Chapman, Christopher Cross, Steve Winwood, Celine Dion, Death Cab for Cutie, Ani DiFranco, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Fray, Boyce Avenue, and many more!

Places: Hawaii, Scotland, Amore Pacific Spa in Soho NY, Anthropologie Stores (I’m an Anthro addict besides also being a bagaholic)

Honeymoon Train Ride to Pisa 2003

Honeymoon Train Ride to Pisa 2003