In Your Dreams

Dream Machine

Photo Courtesy of Taylor McIntyre

The Dream Machine Museum, a pop up open in Williamsburg through May 31st, has created several installations representative of common dreams. Guests have the option of diving into a blue ball pit (the simulation of being underwater) a never-ending hallway, or even a black and white room. This experience, Instagram gold for many, is an entertainment event built around the photo opportunities.

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Light Sleep

Photo Courtesy of Vicky Wasik

These are Lemon Meltaways that dreams are made of. Light, flavorful and melt in your mouth

For the Dough:
3 ounces low-protein all-purpose flour (2/3 cup; 85g), such as Gold Medal
1 1/8 ounces tapioca starch (1/4 cup; 30g)
1 ounce powdered sugar (shy 1/4 cup; 30g), preferably tapioca-based (most organic brands are tapioca-based)
1/8 ounce grated zest from 1 lemon (1 tablespoon; 4g)
Pinch of kosher salt
4 ounces cold unsalted butter (1 stick; 115g), cut into 1/4-inch dice
To Finish:
2 ounces powdered sugar (1/2 cup; 55g)

To Make the Dough: In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, tapioca starch, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and salt. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap to contain the fine dust, close lid, and process until zest disappears. Add butter and pulse to form a smooth dough. With flour-dusted hands, roll dough into a 10-inch log about 1 inch thick. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours or up to 1 week.


Baking the Cookies: Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350°F. Slice chilled dough into 1/4-inch rounds and arrange on parchment-lined half sheet pan, leaving about an inch between each cookie. Bake until firm and just barely golden around the edges, about 12 minutes.

To Finish: When they are cool enough to handle, but still slightly warm, gently flip the cookies upside down. Sift about 1 ounce of powdered sugar on top, then flip right side up and sift another 1 ounce on top. Once cool, enjoy with hot tea or as a garnish for ice cream and sorbet. Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Golden Dream

Photo Courtesy of Michael Anthony

A simple yet delicious cocktail that dreams are made of.

For the drink
20 ml Galliano
20 ml triple sec
20 ml fresh orange juice
10 ml fresh cream
Cracked ice

How to make
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Starry Nights

Photo Courtesy of Tiffany Rose Photography

Photo booths that go well beyond a simple backdrop and a few props, keep guests engaged, and the event photos flowing. This recreation of Van Gogh’s Bedroom is the perfect photo booth idea for a dreamy event. Creating multiple photo booth opportunities also keeps guests moving and interacting rather than creating long lines.

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