Tag Archives: Desserts

Piece of Cake

Last night A & I invited some great friends for a laid-back dinner at our place. It was one of those perfect evenings with good food, hilarious stories, & tons of laughter. Since dinner was on the light side, I whipped up something extra decadent for dessert. This flourless chocolate cake is the perfect ending… read more


Sweet Somethings

Anyone else falling for these sugary gestures of romance from Williams-Sonoma’s new offerings? Although I still love to give away candy hearts each Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking it might be time to step it up a bit. Made with fresh butter and eggs, Nielsen-Massey vanilla and Guittard cocoa, these cookies are the grown-up (and much… read more


Sweets for the Sweet

I’ve been a bit obsessed with chic interpretations of S’mores this year (remember these darling favors I featured earlier this month?), and I’ve stumbled upon yet another sweet and simple packaging idea for this classic winter favorite.… read more


Give me S'more!

With the holiday party season right around the corner, I’m diving into my inspiration files for ideas on unique & festive favors.  Loving this idea found via Twig & Thistle for a ‘S’mores Kit.’  It’s quick, inexpensive, and has that vintage charm that I love around the holidays.  Plus, graham crackers + chocolate + marshmallows… read more


Forbidden Fruit

I don’t typically go for recipes that use food-coloring… there’s something a bit icky about such artificial alterations.  But since tomorrow’s Halloween, a bit of icky-ness is allowed, and these “scary apples” (from MattBites) are way too impressive to pass up.  Says blogger Matt: Black glossy cinnamon-scented candied glass enveloped small apples, twigs became their… read more


Turn this Shoot into a Soiree {Vogue}

I was so inspired by the amazingly gorgeous “French Open” photo shoot in Vogue’s October 09 issue, all about drama, simplicity, and that signature elegance embodied by the French. The goal is to capture a bit of that je ne sais quoi to create a chic fall party… I’m envisioning a special birthday, a glam… read more


Sweet Talk

These days, window-shopping along Greenwich Avenue in New York City might take you past one very fantastical window, adorned with a human-sized birdcage and a color scheme straight from Alice in Wonderland.  If so, you’ve been lucky enough to stumble upon Sweetiepie, the new venture by uber-glam couple Luke & Julie Janklow (and parents of… read more


Get the Scoop

I love incorporating dessert buffets into wedding & party designs.  Acting as dessert course, party decor, & favors all at the same time, they’re the ultimate multi-taskers!  So I couldn’t wait to share this super creative version that I discovered via the adorable site Eat, Drink, Chic. Amy designed a “Make Your Own Sundae” concept… read more


What a Peach

If you haven’t discovered the genius team behind the class-cooking-dining concept “Sunday Suppers,” get thee to their site & be inspired.  The vision is to pair friends & food with seasonal ingredients and a hands-on culinary experience.  Of course, being a lover of all things beautiful, I can’t get enough of their effortless tablescapes and… read more


World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s a title many have claimed, but only one can truly possess.  The quest to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe has led me on a journey through countless cookbooks and hours in the kitchen, and ‘A’ has dutifully tested versions that were crisp, chewy, fluffy, & flat, with all manner of “secret ingredients”… read more