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pretty neat

I just adore this darling tiered display stand made from vintage china. Of course it would be great for a tea party or dessert buffet, but I can also see it being used everyday: pile jewelry on it for display (and easy access) on your vanity, or pile darling macaron soaps on it for a sweet look in the guest bath. Just be sure to warn your guests not the eat the soap …

Display Stand by OrangeandBlossom; Macaron soap by KcSoapsnMore. Both found on Etsy.

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sweet holiday tradition: gingerbread

I am incredibly lucky (and thankful) to have amazing, wonderful, sweet clients. I received two emails first thing this morning telling me to push back (BACK! Not UP!!!) deadlines so that I can take some time to enjoy the holidays and be creative with my family. I am so thankful, because I really do love doing holiday crafts with my family. One tradition we have put aside in recent years is making a gingerbread house, since I’m always so busy this time of year. But this year I am compromising … instead of baking the house from scratch I am going to buy a pre-made “blank” house and decorate it with my family. After school today we’re going to the drug store to buy candies for the decorations. I love the Pez roof idea.

The photos above are Sassybeautimus‘s incredible work; I spotted the loveliness on the fun Gingerbread House group on Flickr.

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travel: san francisco


Today I’m traveling to San Francisco for a quick work/fun trip. One of the things I am most looking forward to (besides visiting my cousins, of course) is a visit to La Boulange for a cannelle and café au lait. Thank goodness nobody in my neighborhood makes these or my pants would never fit again.

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donuts at the montage

view of the Pacific Ocean from our table at The Loft at the Montage



A few weeks ago I hopped up to the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California to have lunch with a friend. We were both blown away by this amazing dessert: beignets and a marshmallow mud pie made with homemade marshmallow, chicory ice cream, and chocolate. The little round cup was full of warm chocolate sauce. Yum.

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