Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Guest Contributor: Photographer Michelle Kujawski With so many bee keepers the area of Wisconsin where we live, we wanted to create a snack spread putting local honey at the focus and accent with some other local specialties. We used honey from Pink Teepee Farm in Ottowa, Wisconsin, homemade scones, and fresh Lavender Chevre cheese from Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee. Our goal was to demonstrate how easy it is to create a beautiful spread with simple ingredients.  Drop Scone INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced 1/2 cup …

Retro Donut Stand Party

All you need is Love & Donuts!

Who doesn’t love a donut? Well, if you think you’re obsessed with the little rings of heaven, then you’ve got to check out this real-life elopement. Photographer Christina Maldonado explains… This couple didn’t want a big wedding celebration. They just wanted to elope at City Hall, then celebrate with a sweet breakfast at a local donut stand. To achieve this, we combined retro style and a pastel color scheme to create a darling breakfast setup, complete with mini donuts, milk and coffee, showing that you don’t need a huge budget or a large celebration, all you need is love and …

Van Clover Club Cocktail, birthday party

Van Clover Club & Birthday Extravaganza

Why does magic have to stop once you hit puberty?! Who said fairies and unicorns don’t exist?! Well scientists, but that’s besides the point. I never quite understood why whimsy stopped at adulthood… probably the most obvious statement given I created The Frosted Petticoat. But my point is this: magic and fairy dust should always have a place in your life. It adds fun and happiness to life, qualities that Disney makes billions upon billions of dollars on a year. They’re clearly onto something. So, when I’m sent styled photography and recipe submissions like this one today, they make my …

Circus Pink & Gold Dessert Table, Baby Shower,

Luxe Circus: Pink & Gold Baby Shower Dessert Table

Continuing with our new “Entertaining” series, today I’m featuring this beauty of a baby shower. Put together by a lovely group of vendors in El Paso, Texas, this Luxe Circus is not to be missed. With a pink and gold baby shower theme, the dessert table is the particular star of the show. Photographer Elise Taylor breaks down the details: What a way to celebrate the impending arrival of a bouncing baby girl!  Glam meets three-ring-circus with all the shades of pink worthy of a little princess, accented with touches of gold in this exquisite design by Three Sisters Events. Who …

Birthday Party, Flirty 30, Cake

Entertaining: Flirty 30 Birthday Party

As mentioned earlier this month, due to popular demand we have brought back our ‘Entertaining’ section. Every month we’ll highlight some of the best events designed by the most talented industry professionals from around the world. We’ve already resurrected an adorable children’s themed party, now it’s time to focus on the adults. Who said being 30 has to be dreadful? This styled shoot puts a spin on the thrill of celebrating ones age! Flirty 30 is not only the theme, but a mindset of the fabulous birthday girl. Surrounded by her girl squad she’s ready to take on the world. …

Unicorn Birthday, Party, Rainbow, Dessert Table

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Dessert Table

Due to an insane amount of lovely fan mail and a small (yet, still alarming) amount of hate mail, we are bringing back our ‘Entertaining’ section. I heard you loud and clear, so we’ll once again be featuring whimsically stylized parties and shoots from some of the best in the industry. Lucky for you, I have been planning this comeback for the past few weeks and already have a portfolio of events to feature from some of the most talented vendors in the nation. So to kick us off, we couldn’t start with a more whimsical theme… a Rainbow Unicorn …

mincemeat, pie, bourbon, mincemeat pie

Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze

Tis the season for pie! And since I am personally obsessed with all things British, I am going to subject you to a traditional English recipe once again. But fear not, for as always I have added a unique twist to the classic recipe. Because who likes messing with a good thing? I do! With the help of MI-DEL Pie Crusts, I have created a scrumptious pie recipe to add to the holiday bake list: Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze. Who wants a slice? For red-blooded Americans a pie with ‘meat’ in the title might sound a bit unappetizing. …

lollis & pops, candy store, candy

Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with all kinds of wild schemes to procure one of these life-altering scraps of paper. From eating my way through thousands of pounds of chocolate to bribing unwitting playmates to do my ticket-search bidding, I (quite, literally) drew up blueprints. But as every year passed without …