Sweet Escape

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I started drafting my current obsessions and noticed that they have a sweet theme – enjoy!

I would love to try one of these Fat Daddy Cupcakes in a Jar (left). While I am not sure they should really still be classified as a cupcake. I think they are creating a new category in baked goods. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5235881 FYI - I just found out today that due to trademarking, they are changing their name to Bangerang Bake Shop.

Like any people watcher, I love a good “Mom Jeans” sighting. From Chicago Magazine’s “Sales Check:” Bring in a pair of “mom” jeans to donate and receive 20 percent off the evening’s purchases at the Mommy and Martini Night Out, hosted by Ciao Bella Chicago (3829 N Southport; 773-388-2201) on April 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn how to update your look, receive an airbrush tan by Celebrity Skin Couture Air Tan (call to book and appointment), and get a makeup and hair makeover. Call to RSVP. (Oh and reader Brian – NO, I can’t participate with my pair of mom jeans. I sent them to the Salvation Army for your information.

Um remember in February when I mentioned that I loved Eleni’s Cookies? Well I found a place called Flour Pot Cookies (right) in good ole Pennsylvania who designs cookies just as cute for almost HALF the price. They have a super cute name too – get it…Flour Pot. I don’t know about either of the tastes, but these would make a cute gift! http://www.flourpotcookies.com/

I really wish I was on the guest list for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s wedding, so that I could wear a white dress (I would be invited because I would be the first white female rapper…kinda like a girl Eminem). So if my name was on the VIP list, I would totally rock this dress by Phoebe (left) from Nordstrom. I mean if I was on the list, a $300 dress would be pennies.

I LOVE Chocolate covered strawberries. I especially love the really hard to find ones that are fully dipped in chocolate with a special liquid inside. On Sunday, I came across these delicious treasures from Emily’s Chocolates (left). http://www.emilyschocolates.com/
(sources: Chicago Magazine, Fat Daddy/Etsy.com, flourpotcookies.com, Nordstrom.com, emilyschocolates.com)