this weekend was my first official weekend as a scooter rider. ac took me out on the vespa both days this weekend and i think my mind is officially blown. not only did i get to wear a sparkly star helmet (the black version) all weekend, but this little black scooter has completely opened up the city for us. obviously nyc’s public transportation is fantastic but you can’t beat the thrill of scooting door to door and checking out some areas that are difficult to get to via subway or bus. we stuck to brooklyn this weekend (i’m not ready for the bridges yet) and on our way home we stopped at one of my favorite food shops, grab. for me, half the fun of products in specialty food shops is the packaging (i love good packaging). drawn in by the simple label and beautiful color of the product, i picked up a bottle of colorado star thistle honey by a company called bee raw. their simple glass jars and typeface let the beauty of the honey shine through, which for me is a big plus. fancy packaging is fun sometimes but something this pretty is too good to hide behind a cabinet (just look at the packaging for the speciality testing sets!). so now my jar is sitting on my cutting board ready for my morning biscuits. click here for more info on bee raw and to pick up a jar.