Those who know me are aware that my two favorite Los Angeles addictions have both landed in the Big Apple this year, and I couldn’t be happier!  The best way to start the day is a sweaty workout at Barry’s Bootcamp, and then an ice-blended drink from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to cool off.  Each of these west coast transplants are thriving in their new digs, after a decade of New Yorkers begging them to give NYC a chance.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf welcomed customers last night for a sampling of treats and magical entertainment to kick start the holiday season.  From their decadent Red Velvet Hot Cocoa to the refreshing Peppermint iced coffee with sinfully rich whipped cream, there are 8 new flavors in all that will get your festive spirit soaring!  While you’re there grab a giant gingerbread man cookie or a sparkly little cupcake to go.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will host another #coffeebreak soon so visit their website and sign up for updates or find them on Facebook and Twitter.  See you at the corner of Broadway and 39th (I’ll be the one with the giant peppermint drink) or at their soon-to-be-announced UWS location.  We cannot wait!