{Giveaway}: Godiva’s Sweet Summer Treats

July 25th, 2014

Strawberry Bridge
 

Happy almost-weekend! I'm helping to start it right by holding a Godiva giveaway!

Godiva selected me and a few other bloggers to be their summer social ambassadors, and help spread the word about some of their new creations for summer. 

Although I'll never say no to chocolate truffles, when it's hot and steamy outside (and we do get a couple of those days in San Francisco, fog notwithstanding!) something cold and sweet fits my cravings best. Godiva is introducing two new treats that fit the bill:

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Summer Catch-up

July 16th, 2014

Galley review
Finished reviewing cookbook galleys...guess what's next?

Happy summer! During these lazy and languid days, the instinct is to be out in the sun, watching my daughter testing her increasingly steady gait around the playground or enjoying something cold and preferably garnished with a paper umbrella by the pool, not indoors staring at a computer.

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{Quick Cookbook Review}: Donna Hay’s Fresh and Light Berry Slice

June 25th, 2014

 
donna hay berry slice side
Donna Hay's Berry Slice with lemon verbena

Happy Summer! Here's a quick review of one of my latest cookbooks and a summer-ready recipe to get your weekend started:

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Sunset and Summer: Strawberry Honey Banana Creamsicles

June 12th, 2014

strawberry banana creamsicles closeup
strawberry, honey and banana creamsicles

Summer has settled in over the last couple of weeks, brilliant clear skies and ever-lengthening dusks. Water parks have opened for the season and county fairs abound. I'm dressing Isabelle in t-shirts and shorts so I can enjoy her chubby arms and legs before they lengthen and thin away into little-girlhood.

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Westfield Tastemaker Dine On Time: Dessert First + CocoaBella

June 5th, 2014

 
CocoaBella Chocolates In App jpg
Dessert First, CocoaBella Chocolates and Dine on Time

I've been rather busy with some fabulously fun collaborations lately! I'm proud to reveal another of my recent projects: I'm a Westfield Tastemaker, working with Westfield Labs on their new Dine on Time app.

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Dessert First + Alessi: Chocolate Namelaka and Orange Blossom Cream

May 30th, 2014

chocolate namelaka overhead
chocolate namelaka with orange blossom cream, cookie crumbles, and cocoa nibs

I hope you've enjoyed my monthlong collaboration with Alessi. It's been truly inspiring to get to work with some of their pieces - not to mention they've been making my place look that much lovelier too! I have a newfound appreciation for the pleasure a beautifully designed product can elicit, whether I'm using it or just admiring its craftsmanship. 

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