Quick cake tips

January 28, 2014


There’s nothing sweeter than saying it with sweets, so we spent the morning yesterday whipping up a little Valentines inspiration in the form of a heart shaped cake! Of course, we used our favorite East Coast chef, Ina Garten’s chocolate cake recipe. It is THE BEST! If you don’t have time for a full on baking session, try boxed cake and store bought frosting and definitely use our frosting tips below for a picture perfect job every time!

1. Place your cake to be frosted on your final plate or stand, with a sheet of parchment paper underneath
2. Do a “crumb coat”, a thin layer of frosting that basically glues all of those pesky crumbs down to the cake
3. Spread your frosting liberally over the crumb coat. It doesn’t need to be perfect, we love a frosted cake with personality!
4. Dunk a clean knife in to hot water, then run it over your cake! Doesn’t it look grand?
5. Finally, pull your parchment paper out. Voila, no mess underneath!

The darling cake bunting, measuring spoons and card are available at the store so grab your apron and start whipping up some love in your life!


Happy Birthday Hank (and 10% off)!

January 15, 2014


We’re pretty sure it’s no secret, we’re kind of obsessed with our dog Hank (putting it mildly). He’s brought so much joy to our lives and we’re better people because he’s in it! Not to mention, he’s great company at the store even though he refuses to run the register or stockroom..

He’s a rescue, so we’ve never been sure how old he is, but we picked January as his birthday month and this year he’s the big F-O-U-R! In honor of Hank, all dogggie goodies in store are 10% off for the rest of January! Come in for fresh loot for your fur friend, all hand-picked by Hank himself! We’re proud to carry Found My Animal leashes and collars + Bocce’s Bakery treats- both coming to you locally from Brooklyn. We’ve got super durable cotton rope toys and extra plush/extra durable (and more importantly easy on the eyes) dog beds from Dash and Albert and Harry Barker. And, take a peek at our favorite coffee table books featuring dogs (both belly laugh and tear jerking).

Here’s to you and your furry family members- XOXO!


The Bar Cart

January 8, 2014


We’re officially in the midst of winter, which officially means (for us at least) that we are in full on entertaining-at-home mode! There’s nothing we love more than to hunker down by the fire and eat/drink/be merry with our nearest and dearest! And..nothing says “welcome to my home” more than a fully stocked bar cart (or a guest who brings a few new treasures to add to the collection) so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite bar cart essentials here! New in to the store this week we have Mason jar shakers made in Brooklyn + muddlers and jiggers, gorgeous gold rimmed ice buckets, loads of fun bottle openers, and we’re restocked with the ever-popular White Whale mixers and flasks to take your fun to go!

Swing on by to stock your bar or grab a gift for that dinner invite we know you have!



December 24, 2013


We have so much to be grateful for this holiday season, but most of all, YOU! A million thanks for letting us be a part of your lives, this first month was more fun than we could have possibly dreamed up! Here’s to you and the miracles in your own life!


Holiday in a Snap // Wee Ones

December 19, 2013


Less than a week to go, have you made your list and checked it twice?! If the little ones in your life have been extra good this year (and we know they have!), swing on by and let us curate an extra special gift. We’ve put together a few ideas here, but we have lots of animals, heirloom quality toys and special ideas that will make your little’s holiday extra bright!

Wrapped up as always with a holiday bow, or pink/blue if you prefer!


Holiday in a Snap // The Trendsetter

December 16, 2013


Here’s to the fashionista (our favorite of all the people in the world..)! Treat yourself, or your best gals, to this super on trend selection of goodies. Sure to be a hit!

There’s lots more baubles in store (there’s nothing more we like than a huge stack of bracelets on an arm)- stop by and we’ll wrap them up for you!


Holiday in a Snap // Cozy Nights

December 11, 2013


Last night really got us thinking about winter (it’s really here!) and our own holiday traditions that make the season feel, well, like the season. For us, it’s a new pair of jammies every year on Christmas Eve. Perhaps that’s what inspired us to pick the always fresh and crisp Marigot jammies for the shop (let’s face it, no one wants to sweat it out in a flannel set). This adorable brand (we also have an the hot pink short set with crabs) is a constant editors pick and we know why! Pair it with a delicious Cashmere blend cardigan from Turkish-T, grab a firestarter and magic fire sticks (they turn your flames a rainbow of colors) and you’re ready to snuggle up for a winters night in front of the fire!


Holiday in a Snap // Desk

December 9, 2013


This Holiday in a Snap post is near and dear to my obsessive compulsive heart- around here, we’re obsessed with ALL things organizational related! There’s nothing better than a well organized office space to really motivate you when you’re feeling less than business like (hello rainy and cold Monday..). Add that to the fact that almost everything shown here is black and gold (the best “non-color” color ever)- well- you had us at hello.

Swing in to scratch that organization itch or wrap things up for that special someone in your life who needs a little office makeover!


Holiday in a snap // Deck the Halls

December 6, 2013


If you celebrate, Christmas is in 19 days! 19! Please try to wrap your gorgeous heads around that for a minute. We’re still trying, but our festive new arrivals have helped!

Deck your halls with our shell trees (made in the USA folks..), loads of glowing light and winter scents, ornaments, festive cards and wrap, loads of entertaining goodies and a sweet milk and cookies set (our current obsession).


Holiday in a snap // Safari

December 3, 2013


Looking for the special gift for the gal (or guy) that has everything? Look no further for a little something that will take them away. And, like your mother always said, animal print is a neutral, right?

We know you’re short on time- if you see something you like, give us a jingle and we’ll wrap your items for you to pick up in a snap!


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