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{Lust List} Les Cinq Amandes Colorful Confections


You know I have a fondness of all things colorful and these beautiful little candies by Les Cinq Amandes are no exception! They are so perfect in your girl’s favorite colors for Valentine’s Day or just for no reason at all. You can even create a custom gift. The color combos are endless and they have all sorts of fun flavors to choose from. The coated almonds are crunchy and delicious. The chocolate dragees are a shiny shell filled with chocolate. The little meringues are magical indeed! They crunch and then yield a soft creamy texture as it melts on your tongue. Everything is packaged with care so they’d also be the perfect wedding favor! I know I’m definitely looking into it for my own upcoming wedding.

I’m excited to offer our readers 10% off your next Les Cinq Amandes purchase! Use the code: HOLIDAY10

Try out all the colors and flavor combos. It’s so fun!

Note: This post is written in partnership with Les Cinq Amandes. They provided samples for me to try. All words and opinions are my own. Thanks for tuning in!

Food Sweets

{Color Palette} Jolly Holly Cake


I’m always excited to go home and visit the folks and my niece and nephew! I always feel the pressure to bake some sort of goody to pack with me on the plane. While browsing ideas, I came across this sparkly holly cake that would surely make my little niece and nephew jolly. (via I Bleed Cake)

What’s your signature holiday treat?

Party Sweets

{Color Palette} Sprinkle Ombre Birthday Cake


I’m a big fan of sprinkles & a big fan of ombre. That’s why this cake is perfect for celebrating my BFF’s birthday! We all went to Cabo for an “early celebration” this month and I miss her already. (Get the recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes.)

What’s your favorite way to celebrate?

DIY Fashion Food Nature Patterns Sweets

Daydream In Banana Leaves


1 – Milly iPhone Case ($40) | 2 – Topshop Banana Leaf Print Top ($76) | 3 – Whit Banana Leaf Print Clutch ($102) | 4 – Palm Beach Pillow ($65) | 5 – Poplin Banana Leaf Silk Pajamas ($395) | 6 – Banana Leaf Wedding Cake by Cheryl Kleinman | 7 – Banana Leaf Coaster DIY | 8 – West Hollywood Salad Recipe via Tory Burch | 9 – Nicky Hilton’s Banana Leaf Wallpapered Room

We are headed to Cabo this weekend to meet up with some of my best friends. I’m so excited. After the crazy hours at work for the past month, it’s much needed for both of us! In the mean time, I’m going to enjoy some beach time, lounging in the sun, and shopping so I’ll be back posting on Wednesday. I’m in total resort mode thus the banana leaves! I’m loving their bold pattern flair!

PS: If you’re more into banana print, check out this post.

Did you go anywhere this summer? Are you a fan of banana leaf print?

Art Paper Party Sweets

{Loved & Noted} Watercolor Sugar Art, Childhood Paper Cutting, & Kissing Animal Masks


A random colection of things I’m inspired by lately:

This amazing watercolor like sugar art on a yummy cake.

That childhood paper cutting with all its details by People Too.

This adorable wedding with kissing animal masks taken by Our Labor Of Love.

What are you loving and noting?

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.

Fashion Sweets Travel

{Lust List} An Italian Summer


BKLYN Larder Gelato ($110/4) | Born Landis Wedges ($145) | Handmade Bocce Ball Set ($320)

My mom and I always imagined a trip through Italy. Sightseeing and tasting deliciousness along the way. The thought of playing outside with colorful Bocce balls brought these ideas all back to me. What better way to pretend being there this summer than with some housemade gelato and Italian leather sandals.

Have you been to Italy?

Food Sweets

{Color Palette} Sugared Strawberries


For Father’s Day yesterday, I made mixed berry shortcakes for our little BBQ outside. This little color palette is making me crave more today! The little sugar crystals just glisten on the bright red. (via I Bleed Cake)

What’s your favorite berry?

Fashion Food Garden Printables Sweets

{Lust List} Gifts For Mom


Elegant Gardener Gift Set ($25-58)


Tatte Petite Tart Assortment ($65)


Spring Baking Gift Set ($60)


Tory Burch Robinson E-Reader Case ($165) + Kindle Fire HD Tablet ($199)


Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa ($99) + The New Black Floyd Ombre Nail Polish Set ($22)


Kendra Scott Elise Pendant Necklace ($52)

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Here are some last minute gift ideas that your mom (or yourself) will swoon over. Plus, don’t forget the card! Here is a neon floral one and a heart mom day one that are free to print out.

If you’re in a last minute bind, check out our freebies. All the note cards would be cute printed out, tied with a bow, and given as a stationery set. Or the book reading mom, might like these library bookplates or quote bookmarks.

Enjoy celebrating the woman that gave you life!

What are your Mother’s Day plans?

Home Decor Party Sweets

{Lust List} Entertaining In Color Part Two


Linens By The Roll ($22-42) | Rainbow Nesting Mixing Bowls ($65) | Over The Rainbow Cupcake Liners ($9) | Rainbow Paper Straws ($3.52) | Retro Polka Dot Coasters ($23/4)

I’ve long been fascinated by these linens on a roll, but now that warmer weather may be around the corner, I’m figuring out what colors to choose. I have a set of these Zak bowls and I love how lightweight they are. Pouring flour into the mixer is no big feat as it is sometimes with glass or porcelain. The other goodies can be bought and pulled out one color at a time if rainbow isn’t your thing!

Read Entertaining In Color (part one) here.

What color of the rainbow would you choose?

Color Food Party Sweets

Daydream In Edible Rainbows


Edible Butterflies ($64/96) | Sugar Bead Sprinkles Set ($6.75/3) | Twizzlers Rainbow Licorice ($19.80/18) | Happy Lab Praline Pastilles ($14.95) | Dean & Deluca Rainbow Sanding Sugar ($5.50) | Rainbow Cotton Candy (Floss Sugar available here) | Rainbow Ice Cream Cone

I’m so excited for summer and all the al fresco dining we’ll be doing now that we have a backyard. In the mean time, I’ll be daydreaming in fun and colorful foods available in all colors of the rainbow! Don’t they just evoke thoughts of carnivals, fairs, and happy childhood memories?

What’s your favorite colorful food?