Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Goody Goody Gumdrops: It was very hard for me to part ways with the non-working gumball machine that I proudly displayed in my kitchen, but owning one of these would be splendid. I don’t know what it is, but something about a gumball machine just makes me happy.

Wine-o: First there was Little Black Dress Wine. Now, there is So Chic! While I can’t say that I’ve tried the stuff on the inside, the package had me at hello. If you look closely, you will see a little Swarovski crystal in the O. I wish I could tell you more about the wine, but the Web site is in French. Maybe I will translate some day : )

Love Letters: Call me old fashioned or plain old, but I love sending and receiving hand-written notes. Someone else by the name of Jaclyn Pryor loves hand-written notes too. Jaclyn is taking this concept and bringing it to life through Pink: A (love) Courier Service. As part of an artistic project, Jaclyn has been traveling the country and creating temporary “love factories.” People can visit her space and type a message of affection to someone in the city. Notes are bottled by your very own cupid (minus the diaper) and delivered by bicycle couriers. Pink just wrapped up a stint in Chicago.

Cake Wrecks: I love cake. I love cupcakes even more. But what do I love even more than a cupcake? A Cake Wreck. This blog is hilarious. At Cake Wrecks, they highlight cakes gone wrong. You know what I am talking about. They are the cake you order for a grocery store only to find out they misspelled the recipient’s name or even worse “birthday.” I love the cake to the left. Some clever hostess most likely called up Giant Eagle and asked for a cake with the “Olympic rings,” for a festive Opening Ceremony party, only to find that the uneducated baker on the other end didn’t understand the order. They don’t post a lot, so I recommend checking it weekly.

(Sources: beau-coup.com, sochicwines.com, cakewrecks.blogspot.com )