Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful Cake Stands by Sweet and Saucy

I came across these beautiful cake stands by Sweet and Saucy on Pizzazzerie. Check out their online store, Sweet and Saucy Supply for other goodies, including platters and bowls, domes and cupcake liners.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Etched wine glasses from Glass Engraving by Jennifer

Love these etched wine glasses from Glass Engraving by Jennifer. They are perfect to replace place cards for a dinner party, holiday, bridesmaid lunch or other event. Shop glassgirljen on Etsy for wine glasses, vintage wine decanters, coffee mugs, beer mugs, beer pilsner glasses, desk nameplates and much more!

New Book from TLC’s Cake Boss - Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

“In this heartfelt memoir, master baker and star of the #1 hit TLC show, Buddy Valastro tells his inspiring story—and recounts his family's warm memories from a lifetime of living, loving, and cake making.

Television viewers have fallen in love with Buddy Valastro, master cake maker, and his funny and fiery family, proprietors of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken , New Jersey , on the smash hit TLC series Cake Boss. Now, to coincide with Carlo's 100th anniversary, cake designer extraordinaire Buddy Valastro brings together his passion for baking and his high-energy family stories in the pages of this charming, heartwarming book—complete with 25 recipes and tips that will make every reader the "cake boss" of their own kitchen.

Buddy's beautifully designed cakes are the stuff of legend—and so is the remarkable story of his father, a beloved pillar of the community and himself a talented baker who set the stage for his family's rise to the pinnacle of their industry. Cake Boss recounts the story of Buddy's life and of his family's bakeshop, originally established in 1910 and now a Hoboken , New Jersey , landmark and culinary tourist destination. Here also are twenty-five recipes for Carlo's Bakery's most sought-after pastries, pies, cupcakes, and cakes, an irresistible combination of time-tested old-world recipes and modern creations, all founded on a rock-solid "old-school" baking foundation and classic techniques.

This is the incredible true story of how Carlo's Bakery came to be, how one hard-working family realized their patriarch's dream of making their beloved bake shop a household name. The special bond and loving dynamic of the Valastro clan make this an uncommonly touching and truly inspiring memoir.” – Simon and Schuster

Click here to buy your copy now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DIY Modern Thanksgiving Favors and Party Mix from Hostess with the Mostess

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year and looking for a fun take-away, these quick and easy Thanksgiving favors and party mix from one of my favorite blogs, Hostess with the Mostess, are perfect. Also a great hostess gift if you are attending Thanksgiving at a family or friend’s house.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Candy and Carnations Centerpiece from Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

It’s that time of year…still full from Thanksgiving but time to start pulling out the Christmas decorations. This was another fun idea from the Cooking with Paula Dean Magazine. She filled glass vases with candy canes and Hammond ’s Candies and topped them with carnation balls. This Christmas Mix Tin from Hammond ’s Candies looked like the perfect assortment.

Happy Thanksgiving from Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events

Personalized Cappuccino Stencils from Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine

I came across this great idea in “Cooking with Paula Deen” Magazine to give a cappuccino fan or if you love to host.


- Photocopies of favorite image or monogram letter

- Plastic recyclable take out beverage lids, large enough to fit over a coffee cup

- craft knife

- hole punch and ribbon – if giving it as a gift

1. Photocopy an image.

2. Place the photocopy on the underside of each lid and draw the outside of the object on the front side of the lid with a pencil.

3. Being very careful, use a sharp craft knife to cut out each object following the pencil lines.

4. Punch two holes on the top of the lid and tie a ribbon though, if you plan to give as a gift.

To use: After pouring frothed milk into cappuccino, hold the stencil over the cup (being as close to the foam as you can without touching it), and shake cocoa powder or ground cinnamon over it. Remove stencil, and serve.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Local Aran Goyoaga’s blog, Cannelle Et Vanille

Aran Goyoaga, a Basque ex-pat living in the US since 1998, created Cannelle Et Vanille, her blank canvas for creating anything and everything sweet that comes from her heart. Why the name Cannelle Et Vanille? Because those are the smells and tastes of her childhood and this blog is very much filled with nostalgia.

Her recipes are all gluten-free after realizing she had a gluten sensitivity. She is the mother of a boy and a girl who keep her busy and a freelance food writer, stylist and photographer in South Florida . This blog is her journal of recipes, travels and life stories.

She has been featured on GOOP’sTop Ten Favorite Food Blogs and Sites” by Gwyneth Paltrow, InStyle Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Times and Real Simple to name a few.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Letters To My Younger Self® Party with the LTMYS Party Kit

One of my favorite authors, Ellyn Spragins, recently released this amazing party concept based on her books, What I Know Now About Success and What I Know Now.

Attention, book clubs, college reunion organizers, baby shower hosts, birthday party givers, wedding fete arrangers and women who love their friends! A Letters To My Younger Self® Party is a perfect way to reflect upon life’s most important lessons while enriching your relationships with old and new friends.

With the LTMYS Party Kit, you’ll lead ten guests through the process of writing letters to their younger selves and sharing the letters with each other. We promise you great conversations, laughter and a deeper connection. What you know now…pass it on!

Each kit contains:

1 copy of What I Know Now About Success or What I Know Now (NYTimes best seller)
10 invitations to a Letters To My Younger Self® Party, with envelopes
10 Party Theme inserts for the invitations
1 Instruction booklet for the Letters To My Younger Self® Host
10 Writing Tip Sheets for your guests
1 Set of Letters To My Younger Self® writing papers

"I didn't know what to expect, but "WOW" did I leave liberated, refreshed, and with a new mindset. My letter is going to be framed to mark the occasion."

"This is a wonderful gift of healing, of affirmation, of applause that women can give to themselves and to others."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2nd Annual Dance for the Dogs Event to Benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue

The Second Annual Dance for the Dogs Event to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue is this Friday, November 19th at Jupiter Beach Resort from 7 p.m. Cocktails, silent auction, eclectic food with a tropical twist and a rocking live band. For more information or to buy your tickets visit www.bigdogranchrescue.org.

Kourtney Pulitzer Boutique Featured “Boutique of the Week” in The Palm Beach Post

Gator Scarves from Dunlop McCandless

The Florida Gator in me had to share these super cute scarves from Dunlop McCandless.

Each Florida alligator scarf, aptly coined The Turlington Scarf, is created using the perfect blend of exceptionally soft cotton & acrylic yarns to give the comfort you'd expect, and the style you'll enjoy.

Excellent hand-knit craftsmanship provides a versatile design warm enough for the low Fall temperatures, while lightweight and breathable enough to accessorize your game day wardrobe during the warmer months as well. Resembling a real alligator down to the finest details, this 56"L x 6"W scarf will no doubt be a topic of conversation at every game and tailgate!

Available in alligator green, and the ever classic, UF orange and blue, you'll find this just what you need to match your game day attire!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coral Baby Shower Featured on The Party Dress

So excited to have my Coral Baby Shower featured on one of my favorite blogs, The Party Dress.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Young Friends of The Norton Event “ Nick Cave - Meet me at the Center of the Earth” November 10, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.

This exhibition will feature approximately forty of Nick Cave ’s Soundsuits: multi-layered, mixed media, wearable sculptures designed to captivate visitors of all ages and bring together visual and performing arts for a unique museum experience.

As reminiscent of African, Mardi Gras and religious ceremonial costumes as they are of haute couture, the Soundsuits explore ceremony, ritual, myth and identity through a subtle layering of references expressed through highly skilled techniques, varied traditions and an array of ordinary, scavenged yet seductive materials. By transforming discarded objects into works of art, he encourages the viewer to connect with the pre-history of the objects as well as the potent imagery of the Soundsuits themselves. Inviting viewers to join him at the ―Center of the Earth, Nick Cave offers a vision of a world turned upside down and inside out.

Please RSVP to Cherryl Cannon at youngfriends@norton.org or 561-832-5196 ext. 1118. Pistache is also donating 20% of dinner checks to Young Friends of the Norton.

Organized by the Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco.
Local sponsorship of this exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of The Milton and Sheila Fine Endowment for Contemporary Art, The Dr. Henry and Lois Foster Endowment for Contemporary Art and The Contemporary and Modern Art Council of the Norton Museum of Art.
Media support provided by The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bank of America and Adopt-A-Family's Feast for 5,000

Last year more than 5,000 people and countless families were fed! Please help Bank of America and Adopt-A-Family again this year.

You can help by dropping off food or donations by November 18th to Carin Acree at the U.S. Trust office, 132 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach.

Below is a food list of what is needed:

1- $15 Publix Gift Card (cost of 10lb turkey & 1 pumpkin pie)
1- 15.3oz box of Hungry Jack Instant Mashed Potatoes
1- 2lb. can of Bruce's Yams
1- Bag Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Dry Stuffing
2- Cans of Vegetables
1- 16oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce

You may also make monetary donations by check to Adopt-A-Family.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coral Baby Shower Featured on Catch My Party's "Party of the Day!"

Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events’ Coral Baby Shower is featured on Catch My Party’s
“Party of the Day.”

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Haunted House and Sweet Treats by Southern Belle's Cakery

Over the weekend I attended the clever and creative Halloween Party hosted by

Bite-sized "mummy fingers" started off the appetizers. The dessert table featured cake pops decorated as ghosts and Frankenstein, cupcakes with layered white chocolate pretzels as skeletons with many other treats. Guests enjoyed non-alcoholic jello "shots" in syringes.

Painted pumpkins were displayed throughout the house.. Frankenstein, spider webs, etc. The yard decor was impressive too. They must have spent weeks getting it all ready!

And what else better than the host to be a cupcake... of course!

CityStyle Realty Realtor Amanda Robledo Takes the Palm Beach Post $100 Challenge

CityStyle Realty Realtor Amanda Robledo takes the Palm Beach Post $100 Challenge. She had to create an outfit using items from her closet or new purchases of $100 or less.

Her $100 look: All from City Girl Consignment in West Palm Beach: Theory top $17.50 (originally $35), black pencil skirt by Benetton, $9 (originally $18), quilted patent pumps, $26, and faux alligator Birkin-style bag $35 (originally $70).

Monday, November 1, 2010

ThePartyDress.net's Online Shop

One of my favorite blogs, ThePartyDress.net, has updated their online shop, "WH Hostess." Christmas is just around the corner and there are many new items, like the festive and fun Christmas cards, wine labels (my fave), gift tags and more.

Click here to view ThePartyDress.net's online shop with other fabulous finds, including stationery, party decorations and more.