Articles in: Great Finds

January 10, 2013

Girls Girls Girls

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Photo credits – Top: CNN Hannah: Sweet Designs  Marnie: Payard  Jessie: Baked by Melissa Shoshanna: I Am Baker We must admit…we have a girl crush…or FOUR! The season premiere of GIRLS is Sunday and we are very excited. There is something very raw and honest about Lena Dunham’s writing..not to mention it takes place in Brooklyn. What we love about this show is that the characters are not afraid to show their flaws.  In fact,…
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…
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,…
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

SILVER & GOLD INSPIRATION

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 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 13, 2012

Great Finds: Sweetniks

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We have a new obsession. One of our clients turned us on to Sweetniks and we are smitten. Sweetniks makes handmade candy and confections and these edible pieces of art are as delicious as they look. We used their lollipops recently on a dessert table and the pops were a huge hit. With cute names like Sux in the City and flavors like Salted Margarita and Violet Flower, these are also a great hostess gift.…
December 07, 2012

Elegantly Emerald

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Hobnail Pitcher 2) Cake 3) Emerald Dress 4) Judith Leiber Clutch 5) Wine Glass 6) Earrings 7) Living Room It’s official. Pantone announced yesterday that Emerald is the color for 2013.  I’ve always loved emerald, especially since it is my birthstone. The deep color exudes richness. Paired with other dark accent colors like navy, charcoal, or black, it really makes a statement. Think Angelina circa Oscars 2009 when she dressed up her black Elie…
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…
December 04, 2012

Sweet Origins: Sufganiyot for Hanukkah

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Sweet Origins
The first night of Hanukkah is already this Saturday. My boys are already asking about when they’ll get to taste their Sufganiyot. On Hanukkah, it is a tradition to eat these jelly filled, deep fried doughnuts. It is just one of the fried foods {there are also latkes} that reminds us of the miracle that occurred during the Maccabean Revolt, when oil that was lighting the sacred lamp during the rededication of the holy temple…
November 30, 2012

Great Finds: Cake Pops Holidays + Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
My friend Bakerella has done it again. Just in time for the holidays, she came out with a Cake Pops Holidays book. Remember her first book?  This holiday edition is equally creative and the perfect dose of inspiration, especially when we have all seen just about everything over and over again on the web. That’s what I love about her. Her Bakerella mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas to turn cake, frosting and a…
November 27, 2012

Peppermint, please!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Peppermint Macarons 2) White chocolate covered peppermint sticks 3) Peppermint Cream Bites 4) Peppermint Cake 5) Chocolate covered peppermint bark Nothing says winter quite like peppermint, right?  Just the thought of it can make your tongue tingle. When I was very young, my dad used to take me to a magical place called Peppermint Park in NYC. We would go there in the winters and order peppermint ice cream with crushed peppermint candy on…
November 21, 2012

Great Finds: Decorating Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Thanksgiving is finally here tomorrow.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday (except for the all of the sweets on Halloween, of course).  It is a time when my whole family comes together to eat, share stories, reconnect.  We talk into the very late hours of the night, while re-warming stuffing and sweet potato pie leftovers. I look forward to it more than any single day…
November 16, 2012

Five Ways to Get Your Twinkie Fix

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Today, Hostess Brands announced that they are closing down their operations. It is sad to see an 82 year old company close their business. Their beloved Twinkie has received its share of criticism, but we think many will agree that the oblong yellow cake filled with sweet cream will be missed.  If you don’t have time to run out and get Twinkies at your local grocery and you don’t want to wait to see who…
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…
November 07, 2012

Great Finds: Festive Fall

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Paper Lantern  2) Tumblers 3) Ruffled Cake Plate 4) Quatrefoil Plates  5) Serving Tray We are halfway through Fall in NYC and wanted to share some great pieces that will zest up your party this season.  We love the colors in the Autumn leaves. From the rich red to the bright orange and yellow hues, these party pieces bring the colors in perfectly.  What are your favorite fall activities?…
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.…