Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Apples

  Indian summer continues on in full swelter here in the bay area. It’s honestly the hottest it’s been here for the last six months: the mornings start out promisingly grey and overcast, and then by mid-morning it’s just cloudless sky and shimmering heat. Not-so-little-Isabelle is growing out of her summer t-shirts and shorts, clothes […]...

A Sweet Social at Godiva

Godiva storefront Last week I went to a summer sweet social – only it was at Godiva, and the sweets were Godiva’s newest creations, their Trufflelata and Belgian chocolate soft serve. Not your typical ice cream parlor fare, for sure. I made sure not to eat too much before I went and wore my stretchiest […]...

Chocolate, Strawberry, and Rose Geranium Cake (and a bonus giveaway!)

  chocolate, strawberry jam, and rose geranium cake Here’s the bonus strawberry-inspired recipe I mentioned on my strawberry tour recap post a couple days ago. Sometimes after several posts where I’m constantly trying to one-up myself in creativity, it’s nice to go back to the basics. Sometimes all you really need is a good chocolate […]...

{Giveaway}: Godiva’s Sweet Summer Treats

  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 […]...

Westfield Tastemaker Dine On Time: Dessert First + CocoaBella

  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....

Dessert First + Alessi: Chocolate Namelaka and Orange Blossom Cream

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 […]...