Articles in: Great Finds

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November 25, 2013

Great Find: Acrylic Chandeliers

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
These fun chandeliers from Nicole of Chandelier by Nicole Ketchum are totally putting smiles on our faces this morning.We love all of the bright colors and think it could easily dress up a party space. The chandeliers come in 11 colors and currently there are 3 lines. The Fancy line above is versatile enough for weddings, parties, or home decor. The octopus chandelier below would be so cute in a baby’s room or a kid’s…
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October 22, 2013

Vlog #16: Decorating Halloween Cookies with Eleni’s

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Recipes, Videos
Scroll down for the video, behind-the-scenes pictures, Eleni’s recipe, and a special discount code for Halloween cookies! You are in for a treat today! We spent an afternoon at Eleni’s Cookies production studio in Long Island City where we learned some Halloween decorating tricks from the cookie master herself. Eleni needs no introduction {if you haven’t heard of her, stop what you’re doing now and look}. Her cookies have been the talk of the town…
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October 08, 2013

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
PRODUCT CREDITS: ROW 1:  Nail Polish | Lipstick | Eye Shadow | Sunglasses  ROW 2:  Bowls | Leather Pouf | Door Stop | Candle ROW 3: Chevron Paper Plate | Napkins | Cupcake Liner | Truffle  ROW 4:  Boots | Watch | Shirt | Earrings We have PINK on our minds this month. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is something very close to our hearts. Breast cancer is the second leading cause…
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October 03, 2013

How to Throw a Bridget Jones Book Club Soiree

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Diary | Bunny Ear Serving Plate | Deer Decanter | Reindeer Munchies | Blue Twine | Blue Ribbon | Vodka | I Choose Vodka and Chaka Khan Napkins | Truffles There has been a lot of talk about Helen Fielding’s newest Bridget Jones book, which comes out next week. Most of it is about the shocking news about Mark Darcy. How could she do that to beloved Mark Darcy?! This will take some time to…
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September 23, 2013

Revenge Premiere Party Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Red Charger  | Gun Plate | Infinity Bowl |  Infinity Pitcher | Grayson Wine | Porter Beer | Wine Glasses | Beer Mugs | Strawberries | Apple Pie Cookies The season premiere of Revenge is this Sunday {September 29th} so we’re sharing some fun ideas for a Revenge Premiere Party. We think the infinity symbol from the Revenge logo could be a great way to bring in pattern for a premiere party. The Infinity bowl…
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September 19, 2013

Great Finds: GODIVA Truffle Flights

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
I’m sure you all know, but I’m pretty obsessed with truffles. I mean, what is not to love, right? Chocolate coatings filled with oozy, rich and creamy ganache? I’ve used thousands over the years on my dessert tables, piling them high in compotes and on cake stands. I’ve tried truffles from everywhere. I dare you to test me. Don’t because the list is too long. My standard for truffles is very high. So I was…
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September 12, 2013

HIMYM Premiere Party: The Path to the Yellow Umbrella

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
The final season of How I Met Your Mother is in a couple of weeks and we think it is going to be LEGEN – wait for it – DARY! We have anxiously been awaiting to see how this story ends and feel as though we’ve been right by Ted’s side over the years as he has moved from one relationship to the next. Each experience leads Ted to the “Girl with the Yellow Umbrella.”…
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August 29, 2013

Fall Trend: 50 Shades of Grey Entertaining

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Grey is a BIG trend for fall fashion. Since we’re fans of translating fashion and home design to entertaining, we rounded up 50 shades of grey entertaining ideas for you. Grey is a wonderful neutral color that can accent autumn jewel tones. It’s not easy finding so many grey products, but we think this will get you going for the fall. Are you into the grey trend? Fun Fact: The human eye can distinguish about…
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August 20, 2013

Great Finds: Tray Chic

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Product credits:  1. Bone Inlay Tray  2. Splash Tray  3. Round Brass Tray  4. Color Dots  5. Marbled Tray 6. Neon Tray 17. Kaleido Trays 8. White & Orange Lacquered Tray August is a great month for entertaining. For me, it is the last chance for casual outdoor get togethers and impromptu barbecues before the rush of the school year and holidays. I love using well designed trays for both personal parties and our dessert…
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August 14, 2013

Game. Set. Party.

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
For many people, the end of summer is defined by Labor Day. We always know the end of summer is approaching when The US Open begins. The US Open is one of our favorite events and we’re really excited we’re attending this year. Each year the best of the best in Tennis come to Flushing Meadows and compete for tennis dominance. We have seen some pretty incredible matches over the years; Sampras vs. Agassi, Williams…
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August 07, 2013

Entertaining Ideas for an A+ Back to School Bash

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We can’t believe how quickly this summer is flying by. While we still have a few weeks left of summer vacation in NYC, a lot of kids are headed back to school next week. Here are some fun ways for you to get an A+ for your back to school party. We are loving the pencil shoes for a fun fashion statement! Fun Fact: Each year, my mom would take my brother and me to…
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July 31, 2013

A Fizzy Drink that You’ll Devour: Sour Cherriade Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Just yesterday, the First Department of the Appellate Division of NY unanimously ruled against Mayor Bloomberg’s Soda Ban by upholding a former NY Supreme Court ruling. All this soda talk got us thinking about soda in our office, especially since I’m a recovering Diet Coke drinker. I pulled out Andrew Schloss’ Homemade Soda book from my cookbook collection. This book has homemade soda recipes, often incorporating fresh fruits and herbs. I found a Sour Cherry…
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July 25, 2013

How to Throw a Glam Golf Get Together

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
The royal baby was not the only news out of England making headlines this week. With all of the excitement surrounding the British Open last week (YAY Phil Mickelson!) our minds were drifting to beautiful fairways and preppy attire. We were inspired by the lush greens and blue water of the course to come up with a Glam Golf Party. We love bringing in elements from the theme, but doing it in an understated way.…
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July 24, 2013

Polka Dot Party: Inspired by Duchess Kate and Princess Diana

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We love how Duchess Kate wore a blue and white polka dot Jenny Packham dress yesterday while leaving the hospital just as Princess Diana did when she left the hospital with baby William. We’re huge fans of Kate’s fashion and pulled together some polka dot party ideas inspired by the dress everyone is talking about. These products are timeless and perfect for a baby shower, right? Kate | Diana | Cake Plate  | Dinner Plate …
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July 22, 2013

Great Finds: Sweet and Stout

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We hope you all had a great weekend. We have had some HOT days over the past couple of weeks. We love the idea of a frosty cold beer on a hot summer day. For St. Patty’s Day, we shared this Root & {Guinness} Beer Float recipe with you. It was only a matter of time before beer made its way into the sweets world with craft beers being all of the rage these days.…
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July 17, 2013

How to Throw a Regal Royal Baby Shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
With the world waiting to hear news about the Royal Baby, royal baby shower themes are definitely on trend. We gathered some fun ideas and products for a Regal Royal baby shower. Since we don’t know if it is a boy or a girl, we think a Britannia Union Jack color palette with royal blue and red is perfect. You don’t need a fortress for this fete. Use baby rattles with handles for napkin holders,…
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July 12, 2013

Loving Lucite!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1) Earrings  2) Clutch  3) Tray  4) Chair  5) Bracelet  6) Coasters  7) Bracelet  8) Fuchsia Bracelet I ADORE Lucite. Whether it is for interiors, fashion or party design, using Lucite allows you to bring in color and light in a brilliant way. Lucite can be tinted virtually any color and can be transparent, opaque {think milk-glass!}, or opalescent Moonglow. I love wearing Lucite cuffs and necklaces during the summer. My prop closet is also…
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July 10, 2013

Plum Perfection {18 Plum Desserts to Get Your Juices Flowing}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
1) Plum Clafoutis  2) Plum Almond Tart  3) Plum Cake  4) Plum Galette  5) Plum Financiers  6) Plum Cherry Crumble           7) Roasted Plums. We’re talking plums today. I think that plums don’t quite get the attention they should receive. Somehow cherries, peaches, and strawberries steal the show during the summer months, right?  It’s a shame since plums work so well when baked into cobblers, galettes, financiers, cakes, crisps and crumbles. In my area, plum season…
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July 09, 2013

National Sugar Cookie Day: Beer and Hot Dog Cookies from Bake at 350

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
How fun are these beer and hot dog cookies? The cookies are from Bridget of Bake  at 350’s cookbook and we think they are perfect for National Sugar Cookie Day {yep, that’s today!} and summer barbecues. Head on to Bridget’s blog for her delicious go-to sugar cookie recipe and her many cookie designs. You could be there for hours so grab a drink and a cookie and enjoy!…
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July 05, 2013

Fancy Food Favorites 2013

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
This week was the 59th Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC. My team and I walked our annual trek through over 2,000 vendor booths to find out the scoop on new confectionary products. Here is our list for what we’re loving this year. (1) Droga Chocolates – Michelle Crochet’s rocky road chocolates are pretty rad and their honey chocolates are to. die. for. Think oozy sweet honey melting in your mouth. Killer. She also has…