Articles in: Great Finds

June 27, 2013

Summer Snow Cone Soiree

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
After posting this snow cone party, we thought it would be fun to share some fun tools for a snow cone soiree. It is high 80s in NYC and we could definitely cool down with an icy treat! We love snow cones because they are easy to make, colorful, nostalgic and refreshing. Serve spiked snow cones for an adult soiree or virgin snow cones for the ‘lil ones. We’ve rounded up our favorite snow cone…
June 26, 2013

Amy’s Summer Reading List

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
PRODUCT CREDITS: Beach Bag, beach towel, shoes, watering can, spatula, whisk, silicone cookie sheet liner Last year, I shared some of the cookbooks I was craving. Today, I am sharing my SUMMER reading list with you guys. Some have been out for a while, but I’ve had a busy few years so I’m catching up! A few are inspirational like the beautiful Style Me Pretty Weddings book by my friend Abby and some are informational…
June 14, 2013

Great Finds: Doughnuttery

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We mentioned last Friday that we were heading down to Chelsea Market to check out Doughnuttery. We were met with open arms by Evan Feldman, the shop’s owner. At first glance, these mini doughnuts looked like any other doughnut.  However, once we tasted them, we realized that this was not your average doughnut. Yes, Evan has classic flavors like cinnamon and glazed, but what sets his doughnuts apart is that he has created an array…
June 12, 2013

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Where to get them: Music  Chocolate  Traveler  Sports  Coffee Father’s Day is just around the corner so we put together some great gift ideas for the man of the hour! From the Dad who is a music aficionado, but isn’t quite up to date with technology to the dad who is fanatic about all things sports, we have some great gift ideas to remind dad how special he is.…
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…
April 03, 2013

Mad {about Mad} Men

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Season 6 of Mad Men premieres this Sunday and we’re excited about having Don Draper back in our living rooms every Sunday night. Since season 6 takes place at the end of the 1960’s, we have some Mad Men 60’s party inspiration. The late 60’s was a time when big hair and short skirts/dresses were popular so feel free to tease up your hair and jump into a frock. Since Pop Art was first emerging,…
March 28, 2013

Great Finds: Elegant Easter

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Easter is almost here and we have some great ideas on how to throw an elegant Easter soiree. We love the idea of using soft colors on the table and complementing it with bold colors with what you wear. How great are those bangles? How are you guys spending your holiday?  Do you have any Easter or Passover traditions? Any favorite recipes?  We would love to know. PS – We are halfway through our trip…
March 20, 2013

Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan {& Passover Macaroon Recipe from Beurre & Sel}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
All photographs courtesy of Claudia Ficca. I’m so honored today to have a Sweet Talk with Dorie Greenspan. For the select few who may not be familiar with Dorie, she is the self-taught cook/baker turned New York Times Bestselling Author who has written 10 award-winning (including six James Beard and IACP Awards) cookbooks. The first Dorie book I owned was the one she collaborated on with Julia Child. Dorie’s approachable recipe writing was a welcome…
March 13, 2013

Mrs. Lilien’s Mrs. Shamrock Smash {Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
In our St. Paddy’s Day the Stylish Way post, we mentioned Mrs. Liliens Cocktail Swatchbook. Kelley Lilien is the author of this fun cocktail book, which is designed to look like a Pantone swatchbook and filled with 50 classic cocktail recipes. Each recipe has a name that begins with MRS. {sorry to the men out there} and is accompanied with chic accoutrements. Kelley mixed up an exclusive Mrs. Shamrock Smash just for you all…
March 12, 2013

Great Finds: Rachel’s Irish Family Food {Recipe for St. Paddy’s}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’re sharing a peek of Rachel Allen’s brand new book Rachel’s Irish Family Food. If you don’t know Rachel, she is a well known chef in Ireland who has penned several bestselling cookbooks, is a TV food chef, and teaches at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. She was raised in Dublin and her new book is so charming that it transports you right into the heart of…
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 05, 2013

Great Finds: Girl Scout Cookies {Re-visited)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
We ordered boxes of Girl Scout cookies and we’re patiently awaiting their arrival. Some of our friends on Facebook have mentioned that they received their packages this week and it has been fun to see which cookies each person prefers. Mine are the Tag-A-Longs with Samoas a close second. All this talk of girl scout cookies made us think of desserts that are inspired by the green badge cookies. We scoured the web and found…
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…
March 01, 2013

Passionate about Peanut Butter: Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Clockwise: 1) Peanut Butter Brittle Ice Cream Pops 2) Peanut Butter Secrets 3) Peanut Butter Pie Shooters 4) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake 5) Frozen Oreo Peanut Butter Crunch 6) Peanut Butter Cups 7) Peanut Butter Cake Pops Happy Friday everyone.  It is no secret that I have had a love affair with Peanut Butter since birth. In honor of National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day today, we found some peanut butter recipes from around the web…
February 07, 2013

Great Finds: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
One: Dress Two: Bracelet Three: Nail Polish Four: Clutch Five: Hobnail Pitcher We wanted to offer up some last minute gift ideas for both him and her. From the hobnail pitcher to the Beats headphones, we have something for everyone. What are you getting your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day?  PS – Make sure you stop by to see the Valentine’s Day goodies from this morning. One: Skin Care  Two:  Wool Scarf  Three:  Sneakers Four: Headphones …
February 05, 2013

Mardi Gras Must Haves

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Mardi Gras is next Tuesday and we are dreaming of beignets and jazz music. Mardi Gras is the last hurrah of eating richer foods before the Lent season. Traditions for Mardi Gras include wearing masks and costumes, dancing and throwing plastic beads and doubloon coins from parade floats. Of course, we can’t forget the signature colorful and cinnamon-filled Mardi Gras King Cake. How will you be celebrating for Mardi Gras? 1. Cookies 2. Picks 3.…
January 30, 2013

Great Finds: Valentine’s Day by Shop Sweet Lulu {Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so we’re sharing some fun products from Shop Sweet Lulu so you can put together crafty sweets for your loved one. Shop Sweet Lulu is also offering a 15% discount to all of our readers. Just use the code AMYATLAS at checkout. Now for a sweet giveaway.…one lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate to the online store. All you need to do is tell us…
January 29, 2013

SuperBowl Soiree…The Chic Way

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Coasters 2) Crab Cakes 3) Chocolate 4) Bowl 5) Pitcher  6) Ikat Chipper Pillow 7) Yellow Throw 8) Orange Candle 9) Beer Float Popsicles The Superbowl is this Sunday. Yes, my husband and sons will be yelling for Ray Rice or Frank Gore to run for touchdowns, but like always during the Superbowl, I’ll be focused on the commercials and the food. C’mon, I know I’m not alone in this. This year, instead of…
January 17, 2013

Great Find: Elisa Strauss on Craftsy.com {+ Giveaway!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
This is one animal print that I would be willing to get. I had lunch the other day with my sweet friend Elisa from Confetti Cakes who made the incredible Alligator Bag cake above. I mean seriously….can you believe that is a cake?  The craftsmanship is unbelievable. Elisa was telling me about the new cake decorating tutorials she just launched with Craftsy.com. For those of you who are aspiring cake decorators, crocheters or jewelry…
January 14, 2013

Bird Watching

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Photography credits:  1)  Dress  2) Ornaments 3) Cake  4) Pitcher 5)  Glasses   6) Pillow  7) Tray While Lucy Liu’s floral Caroline Herrerra dress at the Golden Globes last night may have taken it a step too far, I STILL love how bird and floral motifs have been prominently showcased in design and fashion recently. The Japanese scenics that were first used on Kakiemon porcelain in the 17th century adds a touch of whimsy and elegance,…