9 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day is two weeks away. And if you're looking for a fun DIY or charming gift, you've come to the right place. From sending heartfelt notes to adding a splash of red, here a few delightful ways to spread the love on Valentine's Day. PAPER Paper Lipstick Valentines, The House That Lars Built XOXO Quips…

Dandelion Chocolate Tasting

We had the pleasure of attending a private tasting at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco where Todd (co-founder) and Cynthia, from my favorite small-batch chocolate maker, gave a comprehensive tour of how they make chocolate. From sourcing cacao beans and sorting nibs to tempering and hand wrapping, the journey was fascinating. So many surprising flavors coming…

Minnie & Emma Clicquot by Mail

Minnie & Emma and Veuve Clicquot

Just in time to spruce up your holiday packaging, Veuve Clicquot has teamed up with Minnie & Emma to create a super-chic limited-edition entertaining collection. It's the ultimate personalized gift for your favorite bubble-loving hostess... or you. From notecards to coasters, you'll find that trademark color a perfect compliment to the festive season. Here are my personal picks,…

Best Cyber Monday Special: Olive Manna

As many of you know, I LOVE all things that make pretty packaging. One of my favorite crafty shops, Olive Manna, is offering 35% off tomorrow only. Here are some items that you'll find in my shopping cart. If you like what you see, check out Olive Manna on Cyber Monday. This is their last…

Holiday Packaging

I don't know anyone who doesn't love home baked goods; they make the perfect gifts for any occasion. This year, we're packaging pistachio & apricot cookies, ginger snaps, ginger cake, and, if I'm feeling unusually zealous, some of this rosemary apple butter. This year's packaging is pretty simple: twine, colored paper, cello bags, loaf molds, parchment…