Articles in: Great Finds

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…
May 25, 2012

Summer Lovin’ To Do List

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer here in the states. Summer is my favorite season.  What can I say….I love the beach!  Once the book tour is done, I’m going to make sure I can make time to do things I love during the summer. I thought to bring on the weekend, I would share my “To Do List” with you guys.  At the top of my list is beach with the…
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…
May 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Beautifully Bamboo

  1. bracelet 2. china 3. flatware 4. napkins 5. butler tray 6. cake 7. chair 8. chaise 9.place card holder Today we are studying Bamboo from our design board. Bamboo is the Chinese symbol for longevity and we can understand why. You can never tire of the designs above. We love the strength of bamboo and how it is perfectly translated into everything from furniture to jewelry. My favorite is that Banda Chaise. How…
May 07, 2012

Great Finds: Macaroon Boxes

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Mother’s day is less than a week away and we had to share these ceramic macaroon boxes that we found from Site NYC. They are the perfect present for your mom or friend who, like us, have a slight obsession with macaroons from Laduree patisserie. These sweet ceramic macaroon boxes come in 6 delicious colors and are also fantastic for shower or party gifts! We love them!…
May 03, 2012

Pattern Study: Heavenly Honeycomb

1. Mirror 2. Cuff 3. Necklace 4. Cake 5. Vase 6. Glass 7. Chair 8. Candle 9. Clock I’m a sucker for a honeycomb pattern so today we’re studying it from our Design Board. It is even fun to include the design like I did here with desserts. The pattern is a mass of hexagonal shapes fit together like pieces in a puzzle. From the Waldman Van Lennep gold cuff to the fantastic acrylic honeycomb…
May 01, 2012

Margarita Push Up Pops for Cinco De Mayo {& Giveaway!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Cinco de Mayo is this week and we LOVE this fun take on the frozen margarita from darling Courtney Dial’s book Push-up Pops. This book is packed full of great ideas from cake and pie push-up pops to frozen pops and more. We all know how big push-up pops are this year and Courtney’s ideas are fantastic!  The Frozen Lime Margarita push-up pops are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party this weekend. As we…
April 18, 2012

Free Kentucky Derby Printables

As we mentioned this morning, we are sharing FREE Kentucky Derby printables from Mirabelle Creations. All you need now is a little mint julep, a fantastic hat, and some good friends. Oh..and of course, some SWEETS! What do you do to celebrate The Kentucky Derby?  We would love to see your Kentucky Derby dessert tables!    …
April 17, 2012

Great Finds: Princess Party Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Little girls love princess parties. We love this princess collection from Cocodot, which includes boutique paper goods and designer treats. Any girl would feel like a princess with this party. You can check out the full collection here.        …
April 16, 2012

Great Find: Lil Cake Toppers

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We found these cute lil’ cake toppers while perusing Green Wedding Shoes and we fell in love. Lil’ Cake Toppers take wooden toppers and personalize them to your likeness. These little wooden figures are a fantastic and cost effective way to make your wedding cake your personal. Not only are their toppers super cute, but the website will put a smile on your face.…
April 13, 2012

Great Finds: Juliska Erasable Entertaining Cards

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
You guys know how we like to find items that we can use over and over again. These entertaining cards from Juliska are so fantastic. Not only are they pretty, but they come with an erasable marker and can be cleaned easily with a wet cloth. They are perfect for “tagging” your sweets or for name tags for a table setting!  …
April 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Tastefully Toile

Today’s pick from our design study is the classic Toile print from our pattern glossary board.  What’s not to love about this beautiful pattern that depicts everything from a British battle scene to beautiful florals and birds. Typically, the Toile pattern is two colors making it perfect to use as a backdrop. Add some pretty florals on your dessert table to give it a feminine feel for a bridal shower or baby shower. Keep…
March 23, 2012

Great Finds: Hunger Games Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
If you have read The Hunger Games, then you understand the phenomenon surrounding today’s opening day of The Hunger Games movie. Last year, someone recommended Hunger Games to me and I read the trilogy within a few days. Our friends at Eleni’s turned Katniss, Peeta and Gale into sweet treats. I love that Eleni’s also made cookies for the items found in the Hunger Games arena. These are perfect for a Hunger Games screening. Will…
March 20, 2012

Turn Your Closet Into Confections: SPRING {& Giveaway!}

1 ) Outfit 2 ) Scarf 3 ) Cuff 4 ) Bag 5 ) Cake 6 ) Flower 7 ) Cake Stand 8 ) Ice Cream Cupcakes Today is the “official” first day of Spring and if the last week is any indication, this season is going to be fabulous. We are loving how bright {and even neon} colors are hot on the runway this season. These bold colors are also gorgeous for a spring…
March 13, 2012

Great Find: Fish’s Eddy Party Glasses

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
  How fun are these new Party Glasses from Fishs Eddy?  The fun and bubbly collection is inspired by paper straws from the 1950’s and is perfect for spring and summer entertaining.  Don’t limit the glasses to just drinks. We’d use these colorful glasses to showcase a small and lovely floral arrangement as well.  What would you use them for?  …
March 13, 2012

Pattern Study: Marvelous Mandala!

1. Lamp 2. iPhone case 3. Necklaces 4. Cake 5. Tray 6. Charger 7. Sink 8. Knob 9. Pouf Today we’re studying the Mandala pattern from our pattern board. This ornate design found on embroidered tribal textiles of Central Asia is the darling of the interior design world.  It instantly conjures balmy nights on an exotic island. Notice how it looks chic when the design is carved on to your medium like the charger above.…
March 07, 2012

Sweet Talk: One Girl Cookies {& Cookbook Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photo credit: Kathi Littwin. I’m excited to introduce you all today to Dawn and David, the husband/wife team of One Girl Cookies. They are Brooklyn’s little gems and I’ve been buying their delicious cookies for years. Like me, Dawn started her career doing something completely different. She was in fashion and realized that she wanted to share the joys of food with people for a living. Fueled by friends and family, she took a leap…
March 06, 2012

Great Finds: Judith Klausner’s Oreo Cookie Cameos

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
At first glance, the photo above looks like a beautiful ivory cameo that one would find in their grandmother’s jewelry box. Look a little closer and you realize that it is a victorian silhouette made from the cream center of the Oreo Cookie! In her series From Scratch, artist Judith Klausner uses food to create incredible pieces of art. Judith uses Oreo Cookies, Chex Cereal and bread as canvases and transforms these modern packaged foods…
March 01, 2012

Gorgeously Green!

1. straw topper 2. straws 3. twine 4. ribbon 5. macaron 6. cupcake liner 7. cake stand 8. plate 9. pitcher + glass We are ending our day today with this gorgeously green inspiration board in honor of Leap Day. Since frogs are always what come to mind when we hear the word leap, green seems like the perfect color to showcase this special day. We put a gorgeously green {and white to break…
February 29, 2012

Cake Stand Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Happy Leap Day everyone! Since this day comes only once every four years, we wanted to do something special for you guys. I think you all know how much I love to create new vessels from items that I have around my warehouse. I’ve created lots of cake stands by gluing items together {i.e. cake stands by attaching candlesticks to plates}. Tori from The Daily Grommet sent us this Fusionbrands serveitup stand and we think…