Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas List: Accessories

Now that the holidays are in full swing, I’ve been collecting Christmas gifts. Accessories are at the top of the list, with everything from home to beauty. I love the sophisticated feel of these Crate & Barrel champagne flutes. And for perfect personalization, an iPhone case or stamp gift set are lovely options.

~Crate & Barrel: Edge Flute
~Paper Source: Custom Stamp Gift Set
~Plum Street Prints: Custom iPhone Case
~Sweet Letterpress: Poinsettia Holiday Cards

Monday, November 14, 2011

Holiday Windows

The holiday windows at Printemps in Paris provided a good opportunity for lèche-vitrines {window-shopping} this past weekend. Dozens of animated mini Karl Lagerfeld marionettes designed by Jean-Claude Dehix were photographing, drawing, and directing. Entitled Noël: Rêves d’Évasion {Christmas: Dreams of Far Away}, 11 windows encapsulated Chanel's fashion inspiration drawn from Los Angeles, London, Paris, New York, the Byzantium, Biarritz, Moscow, Venice, Shanghai, Tokyo, and the Cap d’Antibes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bonne Journée

Baguettes at Gosselin

I'm heading to Paris this weekend. I'll be hunting for Christmas gifts. Be back next week with lots of sweets.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Classics

I'll take a classic low boot, trench, or sweater any day. Lately, I've been wearing this Sandro white crew neck sweater. Who doesn't need a bow tie?

~Claudie Pierlot: Blue Wool Coat
~Comptoir des Cotonniers: Low Boot

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2011

Frightful Fête

To finish the Halloween treats table for a party this evening, I tested a few new recipes. The devils food cupcakes were my favorite~dense chocolate cake with a tangy hint of sour cream and fluffy vanilla buttercream. Plus, the fleur de lis chocolates are available at almost every German grocery store. With so many lovely sweets, decorations {glitter pumpkins and skulls along with a DIY paper doily runner} were simple.

~Devil's food cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
~Ghost petits fours {made with David Lebovitz's almond cake}
~White chocolate pumpkins
~Black licorice
~Ghost marshmallow peeps

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trick or Treat

There are no tricks with the sweets table I'm preparing for Halloween {unless you count the ladyfingers with almond nails}. Here's a sneak peak.