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Inspired By, Holiday Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day :: Chocolate

   1.  Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles  by compassionate cake  2.  Passion Fruit Caramel  by xchocol art  3.  Artisanal Chocolate Truffles  by paperhouse studio TO  4.  Vegan Dark Chocolate with Cranberries  by ethicoco  5.  Assorted Chocolate Truffles  by lushleys  6.  Cookies and Cream Truffles  by jack valley truffles  7.  Coconut Chocolate  by talk about sweet  

 

1. Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles by compassionate cake  2. Passion Fruit Caramel by xchocol art  3. Artisanal Chocolate Truffles by paperhouse studio TO  4. Vegan Dark Chocolate with Cranberries by ethicoco  5. Assorted Chocolate Truffles by lushleys  6. Cookies and Cream Truffles by jack valley truffles  7. Coconut Chocolate by talk about sweet  

Choc-co-late = Chocolate!  What more is there to say, really?  Chocolate.  I love it.  It's my secret love affair.  I could eat a whole bar if I don't institute strict rationing guidelines in advance.  Last week, I received a beautifully wrapped Valentine's Day gift from the big city of Dallas - a sweet treat from the very urban chic Madame Amber of Red Tile Studio!  She sent a box FULL of locally made, artisan chocolate and nearly put me into a coma.  (just kidding, Amber - I didn't eat it all in one sitting!!)  Handmade chocolate is simply put - AH~may~zing.  The chocolate shop Dude, Sweet Chocolate in Dallas doesn't sell on Etsy, but there are so many talented chocolate makers who make the most decadent sounding creations.  If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift that is sure to please, take my advice and go for the chocolate!  Who's with me on this one?       

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Holiday Platters :: Serve in Style

   1.   Turquoise Lace Serving Tray   by tamarack stoneware  2.   Melamine Wood Tray   by birribe  3.   Tree Stoneware Platter   by karo art  4.   Mid-Century Modern Tray   by mungo and midge  5.   Gray Serving Platter   by ceramica botanica  6.   Lotus Serving Tray   by clay shapes

 

1. Turquoise Lace Serving Tray by tamarack stoneware  2. Melamine Wood Tray by birribe  3. Tree Stoneware Platter by karo art  4. Mid-Century Modern Tray by mungo and midge  5. Gray Serving Platter by ceramica botanica  6. Lotus Serving Tray by clay shapes

That's right - it's Monday.  That would be Monday the 22nd of December.  I sure hope you've gotten all your last minute gifts all buttoned up over the weekend - I did.  Phew!  Now this week is going to be a lot of busy work around food prep - finalizing my list of items to make and then going food shopping.  I love cooking and always approach it with a creative flair, especially when it comes to presentation.  I feel presentation is just as critical as whether or not your dish tastes good!  I love the idea of serving my dishes on beautiful platters and I've presented 6 options which will each help you show off your delicious creations.  This holiday season, serve it up in SYTLE!


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Gift Guides

Gift Guide :: Four X Four

Today we are introducing a new feature on the blog. We will be featuring four different design types. For each design type we will handpick four items and make it easier for you to shop by your style. That's why we naturally are calling it Four x Four, which by the way equals 16!  For this gift guide I wanted to feature items that I've actually been recently shopping for on Etsy : iPad cover or holder, notebook/journal, wall and/or desk clock, and coffee mugs. Here we go!

Naturalist :: Four x Four

notebook : mi + ed design  

iPad cover : bag noir 

clock : decoy lab

mug : imka design 

Foodie ::  Four x Four

notebook : paper notebook

iPad stand : batelier handicraft 

clock : prince design uk

mug : emily mcdowell draws

Fashionista :: Four x Four

notebook : letter love design 

iPad cover : cinnamon cocoon 

clock : pedro mealha

mug : l and m studio 

Design Enthusiast :: Four x Four

notebook : arminho

iPad cover : kertis

clock : off cut studio 

mug : paper and clay studio 

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Inspired by | Paris- the Foodie Edition

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Sweet and Savory Paris Cafe: cooking, baking, crepes, tea towels, the city of lights, boulangerie

Paris is popping up everywhere - from the latest Anthropologie catalog to the new La Boulange bakery items that debuted last week at Starbucks. Are you getting hungry yet? If yes, you can check out this recipe from Two Tarts for Pumpkin Crepes. Delicious! Lucky for all of us, the goodies above (minus the crepes), can be found on Etsy

Inspired by Paris Foodie Finds: 

1.  salon window by The Paris Print Shop

2.  champignon tea towels by giardino

3.  set of 3 vintage ramekins from Mungo and Midge

4.  natural linen tea towels by Ika bags

5.  vintage french baking mold from French Attic Finds

6.  walnut baquette board from bonnbonn

7.  vintage french confit pot from maintenant

 

 

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