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June 20, 2013

A Visit with Maison Kayser {& Eclair Vlog/Recipe for National Eclair Day!}

We were thrilled this week to get an exclusive peek into the kitchen of Maison Kayser in Manhattan. Parisian baker Eric Kayser already had 80 locations around the globe, but it wasn’t until last year that he decided to open up his first bakery in America. Lucky for us, he picked a location on the Upper East Side, just a block away from our studio. Since then, we’ve been spoiled with Parisian breads, financiers, and…
June 14, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Clockwise: (1) My dad in NYC during winter – early 1960’s, (2) my dad holding my brother, (3) dad in NYC, (4) Dad soaking in the sun (that picture is classic dad – he was doing that wherever he was – he loved the sun!) with my mom – June 1963, (4) dad on his beloved Vespa. he used to pick up my mom on the vespa and ride around the bronx, (5) dad kissing
June 07, 2013

Happy National Donut Day 2013

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Today marks the 75th Anniversary of National Donut Day. Last year on this day we were eating at Glazed & Infused in Chicago while we were in town for our book tour. Today, we are heading down to the Doughnuttery in the Chelsea Market to sample some of their amazing fare. With flavors like Paris Time and Urban Monkey, we know we are in for a treat. Click here to find out how this day…
May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
We are heading out East this weekend for Memorial Day to take in the sun (hopefully) and barbecue with good friends. We are honoring the men and women that serve this nation this weekend and although we love our parties, we try not to forget what this day is all about. We are sending you off with some fun stuff to get you in the patriotic mood. Have a great weekend. Photo credit: Better Homes…
May 10, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Good Morning all. I’m not one for sharing a lot of pics of my family on here as I’m quite protective of my clan, but I had the urge to put a picture up of mom this am. I feel so very lucky to have my mom. There really isn’t any bond quite like it, right? She’s there for me unconditionally and I’m appreciating that more and more lately. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom,…
March 08, 2013

St. Paddy’s Day – The Stylish Way

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Remember when we did the chic version of a Superbowl party?  Today we’re sharing some fun ideas and product to create a chic St. Paddy’s Day party. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve seen one too many overdone green parties. Plus, I love the idea of taking traditional elements from a holiday and elevating them. The color way for this party concept was inspired by a MaxMara mossy green and taupe collection…
March 04, 2013

Green with SXSW Envy!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
  I bet most of you didn’t know that prior to becoming our “Commander in Sweets”, Lisa ran an entertainment law firm that specialized in music.  Every year, Lisa planned the annual SXSW party that her firm hosted and would spend a couple of days in Austin scoping out bands and enjoying BBQ. Whenever she talks about it, her face lights up brighter than a sunny day in Texas. We’re both music lovers..actually everyone on…
February 21, 2013

Crafty Oscar Party Gift Bag Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with yet another fun Oscar post.  We know we’ve inundated you with Oscar ideas, but hopefully we’ve inspired you to throw an Oscar party and have armed you with enough ideas {see links below for golden ideas} for the big night. We’re back with some fun crafty Oscar party swag ideas. We put together gift bags for a project this week and thought we’d share some pictures of the crafty ideas…
February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Oscar Party Goody Bags

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
One of our favorite parts of planning a party is figuring out how we are going to send our guests home with goodies. These movie ticket goody bags are the perfect way to send your friends home from your Oscar party with a sweet treat. They are super cute and so easy to make {see the steps below}. After you make them, fill a cellophane bag with candy or our Walk of Fame Brownies, tie…
February 20, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Who Will Win?

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We are back with another fun game for your Oscar soiree. We shared our fun Name That Artist game yesterday and have shared some more fun Oscar ideas and free printables here and here. Now we’re back with a custom 2013 Academy Awards Ballot. Like the printables we’ve already shared, we designed the Oscar Ballot in black and white with an old Hollywood glam motif. Double click here to print out the printable and hand…
February 19, 2013

Countdown to Oscars: Name That Artist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
We’re back with more fun Oscar game and FREE printables. If you missed it, head over to here and here for Oscar Movie Mixology recipes/recommendations, Favorite Film Flags, and our Red Carpet Guessing Game. Now for another fun Oscar party game…Who doesn’t love the game Taboo? If you are not familiar, it is a word-guessing game with the objective for the player to prompt his/her partner to guess the word on the card without using…
February 15, 2013

Academy Award Cocktail Bar – Oscar Movie Mixology

We’re back with Part II of our Oscar 2013 Party glam posts. If you missed part I, be sure to click here for our Red Carpet Guessing Game. On to the drinks. Whenever I’m throwing a party, I always greet my guests with a drink. You can have a lot of fun “dressing” up your drinks for the Oscars. A simple gold gift wrap paper “cuff” glammed up the plain glasses above, while movie tickets…
February 15, 2013

Oscar 2013 Party Ideas: Part I {Red Carpet Prediction Guessing Game FREE Printable}

I don’t know about you, but the Oscars have always been one of my favorite awards show.  There is something about the glitz and glamour that has me counting down the hours until all of the artists hit the red carpet. I love how it is also an opportunity to finally see some of the other artists that contribute to the production of a movie. Since I’m so jazzed up about  the Oscars, I’m sharing…
February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
 Styling: Amy Atlas and Team. Photography by Belathee Photography. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. My day began with making heart shaped pancakes and stuffing Valentine’s Day goody bags for my boys. It will end with heart shaped cookies and milk. As I scarf down the leftover chocolate {a lot has already been consumed}, I wanted to share a little love with you. This day represents showing love and appreciation. So to you all…Happy Valentine’s Day.…
February 07, 2013

A Package of Valentine’s Day Goodies {Meringue Kisses Recipe, Win a Copy Sweet Designs, Valentine’s Day Check-List and Free Printable}

Valentine’s Day is next Thursday and we thought we’d share a little love. We have lots of fun Valentine’s Day sweet ideas for the blog today.  First up….Hyperion has offered a copy of my book, Sweet Designs, to 10 lucky winners. The book is filled with 175 sweet recipes and crafty ideas to make throughout the year and there are plenty ideas for Valentine’s Day!  You can get a peek at the book…
January 30, 2013

Ad-Bowl Scorecard Game for 2015 SuperBowl

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, DIY and Templates
Yesterday, we showed our version of the ANTI-SUPERBOWL party. For many, the Superbowl is ALL about the commercial breaks. We loved the Honda Matthew “Bueller” Broderick ad last year. What will the winner ad be this year? So we came up with a fun AdBowl activity for you all to do with your guests… Here is a fun activity for those who are looking forward to the commercial breaks. Add this AdBowl game to your…
January 05, 2013

Tips for Throwing a Downton Abbey Premiere Party {+ Today Show and E! News Videos}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Videos
Who here was able to get their Downton Abbey fix last night with the season 3 premiere?  We sure did!  The Today Show, E! News and the Daily News stopped by this week to talk Downton Abbey with us.  If you are just getting into the series and want to throw a party Downton Abbey style, be sure to click on the Today Show segment and E! News segments below, and scroll down to see…
January 04, 2013

Tea Party Must Haves for a Downton Abbey Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
one: candelabra two: tea spoons three: two tiered serving platter four: napkins five: tea pot and cups six: scone pan seven: tea eight doilies nine: gift tags ten: silver beaded cake stand We shared our Downton Abbey obsession yesterday when we posted this Lady Mary cocktail. We’re back now with some must haves for a Downton Abbey premiere party.  Come back later tonight to see our complete menu and entertaining ideas/tips for throwing a Downton…
January 03, 2013

Throw a Downton Abbey Gala…Grantham Style: The “Lady Mary”

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
The Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey is this Saturday and we can’t wait. We did a segment for E! News last week and we had to do some “research” for the segment. We created this fun cocktail called the Lady Mary, which would be perfect for a Downton Abbey viewing party.  We substituted Vodka for Gin in the Traditional Bloody Mary.  The Gin has a little kick to it, just like the character Lady…
December 21, 2012

Amy’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. DVF Dress  2. Cuff  3.  Shoes  4.  Necklace  5.  Ikat Tray I hope you’ve enjoyed our holiday wish lists. Above are some items that I had picked out for my holiday wish list a while back. Truthfully, I debated even putting up this series after last week’s shooting in Newtown. It all seems so trivial. Yes, the items above are all great, but if I’m being perfectly honest, what I really want is happiness,…