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December 21, 2012

Lisa’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
  one: Clutch  two: Orange Throw three: Cheese Markers  four: Shoes  five: Camera Today, our “Commander In Sweets” is sharing her holiday wish list with us. Her picks definitely represent her classic and conservative style. We love the orange throw. Lisa’s wish for 2013: “My wish for 2013 is to appreciate each day and try to live my best life.”…
December 21, 2012


By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Our friend Bird from Bird’s Party asked us to be part of her Pinterest 12 Days of Christmas Party Ideas Giveaway.  Our inspiration was Silver and Gold, which is perfect for the holidays. We think Jewel tones are going to be big in 2013 and Gold is a great accent for those rich colors. You can see all of our Silver and Gold inspiration on Pinterest here. IMAGE SOURCES: Herve Leger Dress Bridesmaid Dresses Tassel…
December 20, 2012

Bringing in the Holidays: An Excerpt from Amy’s Book

A few weeks back we shared the recipe for our Spiked White Hot Chocolate.  Today we’re sharing the entire New Year’s table from Sweet Designs because we think that the ideas are perfect for the holiday season. With sweet treats like Pound Cake Ice Cubes, Coconut Crispy Rice Cereal Bars, Snowcapped Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream and Shortbread Snowballs, the recipes on this table are guaranteed to satisfy all of your guests’ holiday cravings.…
December 19, 2012

Arisara’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. Shoes 2. Necklace 3. Nail Polish 4. Cake Pop Kit 5. Rolling Pin We are back today with another holiday wish list from our team.  This one is from Arisara. Her picks represent her youthful style and love of baking!  What are your holiday wishes? Arisara’s wish for 2013: “In 2013,  I would like to focus on my career and making more time to pursue activities that I enjoy, such as baking, crafting and…
December 18, 2012

Adina’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. For the cold  2.  For the Home  3. For the Feet 4. For the Husband 5. For the Baby We are back with Adina’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist.  Adina is a new mom. We love that her picks incorporate her love of design and her love of her family. How cute are the dog cuff links that she picked for her husband? If you missed it this afternoon, take a look at Eric’s holiday wishlist.…
December 18, 2012

Eric’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
one: Cowl scarf  two: Ice Ball Press Kit three: Tove Frosted Bottle & Glass Set four: Crayon Holder  five: Foosball Table Remember our holiday wish lists from last year? The holiday season is in full swing and we are back with this year’s sweet holiday wish lists from the Amy Atlas team.  First up is Eric. Eric’s picks always reflect his sophisticated taste and sense of style.  Eric’s wish for 2013: To a joyful present…
December 17, 2012


By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Like many around the world, I am heartbroken about what happened at Sandy Brook Elementary school in Newtown, CT. Originally, I wrote an 800 word post about my feelings as a mom of a 6 year old and eight year old watching this unfold. After reading it several times last night, I realized the names above are all that is needed to write here. Important: I learned that an old friend of mine had daughters…
December 07, 2012

What Inspires Me: Art

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
I’ll admit it…I’m having Art Basel envy.  Many of my friends are currently attending Art Basel in Miami, where beautiful art gets revealed each year. I’m staying in NYC for holiday parties, but am still getting an Art Basel fix with a little cyber inspiration. A lot of people ask me what inspires me. The truth is…it is anything and everything. My advice is always to look in unexpected places. Design inspiration can come from…
November 28, 2012

Meeting Oprah + OWN + O Magazine + IKEA Life Improvement Project + Behind Scenes + IKEA Commercial + An Aha! Moment

What a title to this post, right?  Enough to make one’s head spin with excitement. That’s what last month was like for me and I’m here to tell you all about it. I recently signed on to a program with IKEA, OWN and O Magazine called The Life Improvement Project. The Life Improvement Project is a site designed for people to be inspired about ways to live in their home. It’s a place to share…
November 20, 2012

Recipe – Warm Up Your Holiday with Spiked White Hot Chocolate

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
We did a winter wonderland party for Anthropologie last week so we thought we’d share with you a spiked white hot chocolate.  How good does that sound?  Trust us…it is good!  This recipe is from our holiday chapter in Sweet Designs. Scroll down to see the ingredients and the recipe.  This is a great drink to warm up your guests throughout the winter season. Enjoy:) Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion…
November 08, 2012

Amy Atlas Lavender & Gray Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
In case you missed on Twitter and Facebook, we wanted to share this romantic lavender and gray dessert table we created for a fall photo shoot.  It was inspired by a color combo that we are loving for the fall, and ruching detail from fall dresses that we spied early in the season.  Style Me Pretty shared all of the details so jump on over to the post here to check it out.  Scroll below…
October 31, 2012

Spooktacular Recipes from Sweet Designs

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
We’re back with some more Halloween inspiration.  We posted ghostly pound cake, Jack-O-Lantern macaron and witches pudding here, as well as easy three ingredient bewitching bark. Today we’re back with Hauntingly Good Hazelnut Truffles, Broomsicles, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  I promise you will love these recipes not just for Halloween, but also during any time.  The hazelnut truffles {think Nutella and chocolate wrapped in a buttery ball} are to die for. The pumpkin whoopie pies…
October 30, 2012

Fun Halloween Party Ideas/Dessert Table {Plus Drink Labels/Treat Box Templates}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
We hope all of our readers are safe and sound today.  As many of you know, we’re based in NYC. We’re very thankful that we made it through Hurricane Sandy, which hit our city and the northeast hard last night.  Thank you to all of you who have checked up on our team on Facebook and Twitter. We are all okay. I was originally scheduled to do a national TV segment about Halloween treats this…
September 17, 2012

Sweet New Year: Mini Apple Pie Recipe

I’m currently celebrating Rosh Hashana with my family and I thought it would be a good time to share my mini apple pies from Sweet Designs.  One of the rituals of Rosh Hashana is taking sweet apples and dipping them in honey. This is to symbolize that the New Year will be a sweet one. At our Rosh Hashana table, there is a big bowl of glistening honey and after the bracha you’ll find many…
August 21, 2012

We’re Going On…..

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We’re going on a blog-cation until Labor Day.  Hey, everyone needs a little rest, right?  Not to worry…we’ll be posting some  of our throwback favorites on Facebook and Twitter while we’re away. We’ll be back full swing after Labor Day with lots of inspiration {keep sending your submissions so we can get ’em ready!} In the meantime, below is a peek of what I’m doing while on vacation. It has been a very busy year…
July 11, 2012

Behind the Book Tour: Texas {Houston and Austin Stops}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book
  Well…they say that everything is bigger in Texas and they do not lie!  At our Houston and Austin book events, everyone came out with big hearts and big personalities. We definitely felt the love. At the Houston stop, we arrived to the Williams-Sonoma store and saw this as we were parking. What an incredible welcome from the WS team. It was definitely a moment to see that. You just have to take in those…
July 09, 2012

Sweet Talk: Duff Goldman & Charm City Cakes Crew

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Videos
This morning we showed you a little behind the scenes of our Williams-Sonoma signing in Annapolis, Maryland. Before getting to Annapolis, we detoured to Baltimore to hang out with Duff Goldman and the Charm City Cakes crew. Many of you know Duff and his team from Ace of Cakes. After hanging with Duff and his team that day, we can tell you that they are as warm and sweet as they seemed on the show.…
July 03, 2012

Access Hollywood Fourth of July Video + Behind the Scenes

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Videos
In case you didn’t catch our Access Hollywood segment on Friday, we’re sharing it with you today.  I showed Arsenio Hall and Kit Hoover festive sweets, crafts, and entertaining ideas for the 4th of July. My husband and I have been Arsenio fans since Coming to America and I’ve been a fan of Kit’s since Road Rules days {yep, I just aged myself} so it was a real treat doing a segment with them.  If…
June 29, 2012

Sneak Peek: Access Hollywood Live Segment with Fun 4th of July Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
This morning we’re stopping by Access Hollywood Live for a Fourth of July segment with Arsenio Hall and Kit Hoover. Pretty fun, right? I’ll be sharing 4th of July desserts and crafts that you can make at home from Sweet Designs. Ideas will include  American flag sandwiches, Fruit Roll-Up Declaration of Independence Snacks with Quill Ribbon Ties, PB & J Cookie star sandwiches, American Flag favors, pinwheel cookies, and more!  Tune in to NBC today…
June 27, 2012

Read This, Eat That! {Plus a Giveaway of up to 15 copies of Sweet Designs for your Book Club}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Ever wonder what to serve for your book club meetings?  Not to worry. We’ve paired some fun ideas from Sweet Designs so your food and desserts pair well with your book discussions. You can get really creative with all of the recipes in the book. For example, my cherries pies from my Picnic in the Park chapter are great if you are discussing The Life of Pi. Any honey dessert from my Beehive chapter would…