Archive for Tag: Great Finds

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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,…
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October 18, 2012

Haute For Houndstooth!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Dining Room chairs 2) Cookies 3) Coasters  4) Wool Throw 5) Coat 6) Rug We are studying the Houndstooth pattern from our pattern board today. From coats to cookies, the broken check always gives a sense of sophistication. We recommend swapping out the traditional black and white houndstooth for muted mustards and taupes for the fall. For a look at more of our design boards, look herehere, and here.…
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October 02, 2012

Great Finds: Mini Brownies NYC

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
They say that good things come in small packages and MINI Brownies has proven this sentiment to be true. It was like the holidays in September when these chocolate fudgy goodies from pastry chef Moises Alvarez arrived at our doorstep last week. Flavors include the plain {a chocolate lover’s dream}, the espresso {chocolate ganache with a shot of coffee}, the peanut butter {creamy, dreamy chocolate and peanut butter with salted peanuts}, and the nut {chocolate,…
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September 17, 2012

Behind The Book Tour: Great Finds

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
One of the great pleasures of the book tour was meeting so many fabulous and talented people on the road.  Some supporters brought great treats and products and we had a chance to sample many of them. We’re sharing a snapshot of some of the terrific finds we found on the road.  We’ve shared a few already like this one, but above are some more. Clockwise from top: Adorable fruit cake pops from Sweet Lauren…
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September 04, 2012

Great Finds: Back to School Roundup

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Kids
1) Apple Goody Bag 2) Apple Brownie 3) Elmer’s Glue 4) Pencil Push Pop 5) Pencil Rolls 6) Sugar Cookies 7) Smartie Pants Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, which means that school starts this week in New York for our kids. Here are some fun Back To School desserts and crafts. What are your favorites?…
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July 30, 2012

Great Finds: Dana’s Bakery

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Two weeks ago, I was on the plane coming home to NYC from Atlanta when I sat next to this photographer. Our flight had been cancelled the night before and we were chatting about our plane/scheduling hassles. Before long, I learned he was a talented fashion and street-style photographer {check out above} and he found out about my penchant for sweets. He introduced me to his friend Dana Loia, who recently created Dana’s Bakery.  The…
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June 28, 2012

Great Finds: Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook {& Contest!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Have I mentioned to you all how much I love cookie dough?  It’s hard to not like, right?  Which is why I almost fainted when I first saw The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis. This book has so many creative uses of cookie dough in its raw form. Best part?  Lindsay’s raw cookie dough does not include eggs so it isn’t a health concern eating it. Recipes include chocolate chip cookie dough fudge,…
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May 29, 2012

Great Finds: Mali B Sweets

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Today is a HOT one in NYC!  We aren’t complaining, we love this weather. Many NY’ers visit the The Hamptons for the summer and these Hampton Bars from Mali B. Sweets are the perfect hostess gift. Mali B. created five different flavors and wrapped them up with oh so sweet packaging for the towns in the Hamptons. You can buy individual bars or buy a five pack of minis. Don’t sweat it if you’re not…
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May 16, 2012

Great Finds: Mom, Inc.

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Last year, I was approached by Cat Seto and Meg Mateo Ilasco to be a part of their new book Mom, Inc. I met with lovely Cat while she was in NYC and we had a wonderful chat about motherhood and starting businesses. I almost forgot about this project until I received an advance copy of the book last week. I have to say…this book is a great resource for anyone starting a business. The…
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February 08, 2012

Sugarlicious Book Tour & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
You guys know I love sharing great books with you when I find them. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford is another Great Find! We have loved Meaghan’s work for years. Meaghan was a guest contributor a couple of years back and shared with our readers how to create these fantastic lemonade cookies. We are excited to be part of her blog tour. Sugarlicious is packed with over 200 color pages of ideas for decorating cute…
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December 22, 2011

Eric’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We’re back with another wish list from our team. This time it is Eric’s wish list and his picks totally reflect his chic style. His real wish for the New Year is “wishing BIG to keep the world a “sweet” place!” We hope you have been keeping up with the Amy Atlas team’s other wish lists.  So far we’ve shared Amy’s, Lisa’s and Arisara’s.  Come back tomorrow to see the rest of our team’s wishes!…
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December 15, 2011

Great Finds: Ticings Holiday Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Ticings recently became one of our sweet sponsors.  When they showed us their new holiday line, we knew we had to share it with you. If you are not familiar with Ticings, they make thin sheets of edible icing that are made using food-grade inks, which makes decorating cookies and cakes really easy. This is especially helpful for those who love decorative details on desserts, but don’t want to fuss with using fondant. Check out…