Tag Archives: Starbucks

Coffeeholism

15 Apr

I have mentioned my addiction passion for a coffee previously in the post “What Would You Like, an Ice Blended Yummy Drink or a New Car?”. And even though I did cut down on the coffee intake considerably, I know that I have to get rid of this habit once and for all. But it’s not as easy as it might feel like, I’ll tell you! There’s a reason why coffee is compared to such legalized drugs as tobacco and alcohol; it’s very addictive. I didn’t even know how addictive it is until I tried to cut it off completely. Three days later after itching and craving for a cup of coffee I grabbed one with my shaking hands and practically gulped it down. That’s when I knew that it’s not as innocent as a whole trend of countless coffee shops want it to look like.

Just the other day when I had to run some errands, it was a pouring stormy rain outside, and all I could think of is to get to the closest coffee shop and to get myself a hot cup of hazelnut latte. There’s something comforting and soothing about the whole feeling of holding it with your freezing fingers, inhaling the aroma and carefully tasting that first sip… Continue reading

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Rainy Day Adventure — Vita’s Story

26 Mar

We decided it’d be fun to do more joint posts so that you can get a more intimate look at our friendship and have fun hearing about the same day from two points of view (giving you the Rashomon effect). Enjoy!

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I love rain. Love everything about it, the calm warm weather prior to the rain storm, falling asleep listening to the lullaby of rain drops hitting the roof, sleeping in without being able to make what time is it, watching movies all day long under a cozy warm blanket, the ability to wear rain boots… But most of all, I love fresh clean air, which is so wanted and desired in smoggy Los Angeles. I guess people here are so spoiled with sunny weather that couple days of rain is considered a storm, worthy of occupying two thirds of the local news broadcast. Perhaps I’m not a meteorological genius, but I believe it’s a quite a stretch to be panicking about few inches of rain, especially when it should be taken as a blessing, not as a curse.

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What Would You Like, an Ice Blended Yummy Drink or a New Car?

14 Mar

If you are a coffeeholic like me and love coffee, lattes, frappuccinos, iced drinks, and all other yummy stuff that coffee shops have to offer, than you would probably agree that giving up these treats while trying to lose some weight is not easy at all. Especially when you find yourself craving something sweet somewhere in the mid-afternoon, how strong one’s will has to be to resist an ice blended mocha caramel frappuccino. Well, actually I’m a huge fan of anything with hazelnut, so I find hazelnut lattes or iced drinks absolutely irresistible! There was a time when I would gulp down three of those a day, and do you think it was the insane intake of calories that made me stop for a minute and rethink my habit? Continue reading

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