being jo

when things look the way i feel

l’art de baking



if am ever so lucky to receive a cookie portrait from kuroiwa patisserie in brooklyn i will find a way to frame it. all of these photos are from kuroiwa, i pinned the hand cookies years ago and pointed them out to my artist/baker/creative genius sister rebecca thinking she would find them inspiring. she sourced them and i was so happy to see that the hand cookies are just the tip of the finger when it comes to kuroiwa’s innovative baked goods. i mean anderson cooper cookie- come on!

coqui coqui, i’m ready to revisit mexico




yesterday night the theme to my destination-less internet escapade was if i were to jump on a plane and get away from this ice storm where would i go? i’ve gone on the same journey several times this week with no answer. coqui coqui was the gem i’ve been seeking. i generally don’t love the idea of a beach vacation, the bedrooms always look kinda dingy, the resorts too big, even the super high end resorts often don’t  get me dreaming. i love the boutique natural feel to these hotels. coqui coqui has four locations in mexico, the only one that seems to have beach is in tulum which is perfect for me because i’ve had my sites on tulum, seems smaller and more bohemian than it’s sunburnt, black out drunk, teen infested neighboor cancun. the decor is alarmingly stunning, the couple that opened these hotels must be incredibly cool. not surprisingly the nine room hotel is pretty booked solid- i’ll get there someday.

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