Monday, February 26, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I have corrected the Ladurée post, and resolved to fully do my research from here on out!
If ever you see something in my posts that needs to be corrected, please do not hesitate to leave a comment. Thanks!
Monday, February 19, 2007
This chair is perfect for putting a modern twist on a romantic and 18th century-style room.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Who says you have to follow the decorating norms? If you're a girl like me, you want a feminine and glamorous bedroom, one that has "girl power" written all over it. If you like decorating that's baroque and kinda reminiscent of Versailles, Brocade Home is just the thing us girls need. A spin off from its parent company, Restoration Hardware, Brocade Home launched in the fall of 2006. It's an innovative home furnishings company selling everything from beds to bath towels. Not to mention they have some pretty fancy chandeliers for sale as well. Check out their Spring 2007 catalog, pictured left, online. Or request a catalog by mail on their website. Let me know if you've ever bought anything from Brocade Home, and if so, what.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
This stainless steel, silver-finished dessert stand defines elegance. Just think of the food arrangements you could do with this. While it's a bit pricey at $225, it really is a great piece. You can buy it here at a website called Sarah's Sweet Fountains. Did I mention this website also sells some neat-looking fondue items?Tiered Pedestal Serving Plates-set of 3
Not only is this dessert stand a steal at $19.99, it's a two-in-one kind of thing: the 3 glass stands are stackable, so you can stack them on top of each other for a tiered-stand, or use one by itself as a simple yet chic cake stand. Buy it online at Target.
If either of these don't suit your fancy, you can find tons of serving stands in various styles on Ebay. From modern to vintage, you're sure to find something you like there. Once you get your serving stand(s), pile on the goodies and show 'em off!
Your comments and/or suggestions are appreciated=)
Friday, February 16, 2007
Just as popular now as they were in the 18th century, gourmet macarons are a tribute to the glamorous lifestyle of Marie Antoinette. The pink macarons on the left are from the famous Ladurée bakery in Paris, and are rose petal flavored. They come in many other colors and flavors, including but not limited to: chocolate, vanilla, coffee, raspberry, lemon, etc.
There are also many pretty boxes you can order them in. My favorite is the blue “Bonaparte” box. If you’re looking for a great gift, check out their gift sets. There’s even a “Marie Antoinette” gift set decked out in purple and green. Speaking of which, the candy-colored macarons seen in the 2006 movie "Marie Antoinette" were supplied by Ladurée itself! By now you’re probably wondering where you can get your hands on these delicious treats. The Ladurée shops are located throughout
Know of any bakeries in your area that sell killer macarons? Or a website where you can order them online? Leave a comment with your name and the name of the bakery/company in this post.