Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat. – Starbucks For me, coffee is a must after a run, a walk or a hike. I make sure that all the calories I lose from my outdoor activities are immediately replaced. While it may seem funny to others, this is always the case for me. So today, after an especially strenuous 3-mile walk, I stopped by my Starbucks corner and ordered one of their newly released seasonal offerings, Toasted Graham Latte (TGL for short). Here is my usual dialogue with the familiar barista. Barista: Hi good morning, what can I get for you today? Me: TGL Grande, pumpkin cream cheese muffin and a feta cheese both on plates please. Barista: You want the muffin warmed up? Me: Yes please.. and can you make the TGL skinny? half syrup and easy on the whip please, and I’d like Pike Place as my base. Barista: We don’t put …
One fine Tuesday afternoon while I was slow walking at a nearby park… can’t help but admire Nature. And hello Cherry blossoms… glad to see you again. Pike Place roast right after.
Snow play is a popular past-time throughout the mountains in SoCal especially when there are winter storms ‘coz it is the only time when snow is really snow and not iced snow. 🙂 There are a lot of places to snow play in the Wrightwood Mountains, we always go to Inspiration Point though. It is said that the best places to go in SoCal are west of the village and the warmer the weather, the higher elevations tend to be better. Hmmm… I can’t wait for another blast in the snow if plans go through after Christmas day with the whole family, cousins and more little cousins. I can just imagine the fun and how crazy it’d be. And for those who are planning to go too, don’t forget to bring discs, sleds, mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters and anything you might find useful up there. Well, it’s time for the coffee post… Today I had a caramel brûlée instead of the usual skinny peppermint mocha.
One step at a time is a good walking ~ Chinese Proverb Today’s coffee: I know, I keep showing you the same coffee but I repeat, it’s become my fave drink… free grande skinny peppermint mocha for when you get 5 holiday drinks in a row. All images were created using Snapseed.
Today’s coffee: I didn’t want to miss their last day on the “buy 1 get 1 free” promo on holiday drinks, so I went today. I got myself one hot skinny peppermint mocha & a frappucino for the take one, all for me. Starbucks propos, my friend would say… but I love ’em red festive cups. And since I skipped… Yesterday’s coffee: Hazelnut latte less sugar from McD right after I trailed the Hacienda hills. And yes, I do love their red festive cups too & whatever propos on it are working on me.
Another coffee, I just can’t stop 😀