my beautiful girlfriend Stephanie has been blessed with the upcoming arrival of her handsome baby boy. with only about a month to go, Steph and her husband Scott are over the moon with excitement. Stephanie shares a very special birthday with Sloane and is the kind of girl that I would be proud to call my own. I see so many amazing traits in Sloane that I have always seen in Steph. Not to mention an incredible sense of humor, tremendous dedication and a creative, spirited soul.
a couple of weeks ago, we celebrated this little man who will soon join us, with a beautiful shower hosted by Natalie, Caroline and Kari. The girls did such a beautiful job pulling everything together. a grey and mint themed party, everything looked simple and classy.
caroline and her fiance have a beautiful home in the city and she did a great job with all the little details in her presentation. her table ( gorgeous in and of itself ) was well placed with vintage bottles, mason jars and shades of mint cake plates. her collection in candy certainly impressed me with tasty treats that were also beautiful.
i am so grateful for my friends and for our time together. thank you ladies for hosting a lovely afternoon, one i am sure Steph will remember forever!
these pretty images were snapped by Ms. Jani Blake who is a budding little photographer and quite frankly a beauty to look at herself!
good morning! it’s grey and gloomy in the city this morning and the neighbourhood feels quiet. i think every took some extra time to snuggle this morning. i on the other hand was up with sun and quietly brewed a hot cup of love ( otherwise known as coffee, or my addiction ) and wrapped myself in a blanket to read and blog. i have said it before, but this really is my favorite time of the week. i love the stillness, the ability for me to concentrate on reading beautiful blogs and enjoy my solo time. this morning while reading the latest issue of sweet paul mag┬á i dreamt of,
the sun beating on my face at the beach, taking in the fresh smell of the ocean and sand between my toes.
and a studio to create organic beauty like this!
┬áwho doesn’t love a warm, flaky blueberry scone! de-lish right? sloane and i love baking together. she is such a great little helper and of course all smiles in the process. i popped over to martha stewart online and found this recipe. it was easy peasy and the end result was this perfect mix of sweet and tart!
images, meg’s iPhone VSCO
i scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! this adorable ice cream social party curated by Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and collected on Better Homes and Garden’s is a fabulous and fun idea!
i love that it is casual yet every little detail was included. the decor is bright and playful. think about having your next summer gathering as an ice cream social. be sure to include all of these amazing toppings, tasty sweets and champagne.
who doesn’t love a little mid week treat! i am such a strawberry fan, but then again who isn’t right? the perfect combination of sweet and tart is oh so divine. mix it up in to a cake and hello, sign me up! side note- i went gluten free a few weeks ago and this cake is made with millet flour which is a great gluten free alternative.
this delicious number courtesy of the talented Bea over at La Tartine Gourmande seems easy enough to concoct and even easier to indulge. for the full recipe, check it out here.
today marked a very big day for sweet designer extraordinaire, Amy Atlas. Amy’s book Sweet Designs launched today and i am anxious to dive in to the beauty, tips and tricks that Amy has to offer. Amy is a huge inspiration in the world of event and sweet table design. a big ol’ congrats Amy!
┬ádon’t you absolutely love fine china? the daintier the better! I often have people ask what they should make to entertain friends and family and I find myself suggesting brunch or sweet little lunches since they are always light and simple. More often than not they are also more cost effective since the amount of alcohol required is usually less.
lunch fetes and brunches are also very easy to prepare for ahead of time. you can bake all your sweets, prepare tea sandwiches, quiche and salads and the pressure is officially off on the day your guests arrive.
dress up your nibblies with sweet tags, bunting and be sure to place them on your prettiest serving ware. The attention to detail goes a long way and your guests will be sure to notice.