Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday & Fabulous! THE HARD NUT by Mark Morris Dance Group

THE HARD NUT - A Look Back - Ovation TV Video - Make Life Creative

Such a progressive version of The Nutcracker, but in a good way. We all know that I am extremely traditional.... But when it comes to dance, and Ballet specifically.... I feel it is so classic and traditional to begin with that it is OK to throw in a bunch of cross dressers, a TON of ridiculous elements AND STILL it just seems to remain as elegant and perfect as always.

Really, The Hard Nut by Mark Morris is a visual treat. If you can catch it on Ovation TV, watch it. The best scene is the Snowflake scene. Ballet makes me gay. ;)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday & Fabulous! je t'aime biarritz, france.

There is a place I will dream about on cold 22 degree days like this one. A place that a friend mapped out to close out a fabulous trip in France which was unknown to me and didn't mean much until I got there. Biarritz, France was the modern day Coney Island of the 1920's. It has the perfect mix of Hermes and ice cream to satisfy the most eclectic of summer vacationing needs. As I layed on the crowed french beach with my best friend and ate baguettes stuffed with "jambon et fromage" I clearly remember saying : "my family WILL spend some summers here". And, I encourage you to join us.

My friend and I were there in 2005. There was at most 1 American family, a boat load of English and Spanish on their "holiday" and a bar that played the best old school NYC hip hop I have heard in years. Oh... and the drink is Vodka Pomme. Apple Juice and Vodka. I can't convince you that this place is pure heaven and do not care to... I am going back, this is all that matters. I will have a big hat, Sofie will be topless and Steve will be will purchasing an obnoxious amount of beach toys sold as far as the eye can see.

Steve doesn't know yet, but we are going next summer and we will be staying here:

Biarritz is FABULOUS. Enough said.

Now go buy some cookies so I can go.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Flowers in the City.

I have a very close friend that is the queen of finding unbelievable resources for everything from flowers to hair barrettes. What makes her finds so compelling is that the designers or stores she seeks out are always the perfect blend of Earthy in a good way mixed with Apple computers clean but forward design innovation. Does that make sense? Moving on. Her birthday passed this week and although she already sought out a florist that she loves in NYC- I hunted for more.

I found these 2 that I obsessed over all day.

Banchet Flowers is a "fabulous" with their $40 local delivery charge and $1500 " Black Magic" assortment. If I had found this place before I got married, I would have broke the bank and went for it. Their stuff is amazing, simply breathtaking. Check them out online
Black Magic.

I love you D, but we are in a recession. LOL

The other florist in which I went with was Katrina Parris Flowers. Equally as fabulous but more down to earth. Well, down to earth in a New Yorkers book. I am also big on customer service from the local bagel store to Bergdorf so Katrina....... A+. From the confirmation phone call to adorable touch of a personally signed thank you e-letter, very classic but with a touch of style. They also do 10 person workshops with wine tasting that you can read about on their website. Love.

Check it out on the web:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday & Fabulous! In love with paper.

If you know me, I am terrible with paper etiquette. Thank you cards, wedding invitations, baby announcements. It is ever a shock to everyone around me and I am not sure why. The thought is always there, I pick out a fabulous card but apparently my brain thinks they do more good in the fed ex box they shipped in. One thing I manage to get out every year are Christmas cards. It makes no sense, this I know. My guess as to why I do this would be because Christmas like we knew it has started to fade. Possibly, I think that if I don't purchase a package of Christmas cards, the demand will slow and we will all end up with "holiday" trees by the time Sofie is 10.

This weeks Friday & Fabulous goes to Color Box Design out of Dallas. In my hunt for this years "save Christmas" cards (LOL) I stumbled upon this company. IN LOVE. They just so happen to be from Dallas, TX. Double in in love.

Their Etsy shop is where you can cruise or purchase their great stuff.

If you want to inquire about custom- check their site.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday & Fabulous! The Original German Teddy.


So my daughter Sofie has the luxury of having an auntie heather who works for Marc Jacobs. Yes, she is a lucky little girl. The clothes were fab but a more notable fabulous are the stuffed teddies that Marc sells in his stores. They are made in Germany by a very old and established company called Steiff. The company was founded in 1880 and has a beautiful history. Their original motto was and is "for our children, only the best is good enough". Need I say more?

Well... actually yes I can say more.
Karl Lagerfeld alter ego teddy bear. I should also add that when it does finally come available, it will set you back 800 Euros as well. ;)

Read about Steiff's amazing history here:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Autumn 2009.

Now that Halloween has come and gone, Bake Boutique Inc. can really get into the spirit of Autumn and all of the beauty, crisp coolness and spice it has to offer. Today we sent out a small simple assortment of our traditional sugar cookies at their regular price but with some Autumn flair.

Stay tuned for our Thanksgiving Menus in the next week.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Updated Menu.

Back to the weekly baking grind!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bake Boutique Inc. Cheers on ING NYC Marathon Runners far far from home!

They used to run down my block in Brooklyn, temporarily we will settle for Direct TV this year. Good Luck Lucia & Mary and everyone else!

And GO PAULA! My inspiration to run better after a baby!

You can follow the marathon online

See you next year NY!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday & Fabulous.

If ever there was a corporate gift that really said thank you- in my world this would be it.

Now if only we could add some cookies.....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Running Shoes & Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.

So when working the Bake Boutique cookie menu I knew there would be more than one chocolate peanut butter item on there. There are few people I know who don't go bananas for peanut buttery combinations that incorporate some sort of dessert. Classic combos done in the most luxurious way only to make you wish you had never eaten them in the first place.

This cookie is one of them. This cookie recipe was made as a result of my trying to figure out what Lucia (our PR girl *wink*) would want to pig out on after finishing 26.2 miles of the ING/NYC Marathon this coming Sunday.

Well, here they are and here is to you Loosh, your dedication and the greatest city in the world. OH, and the New York Yankees ;) (she's a Boston fan)


Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Sugar & Spice Cookies.

Ok so we no longer get to trick-or-treat, but a box of these will surely sweeten up your adult Halloween!

Pumpkin Sugar & Spice Cookies can still make it for Halloween! Place your order today!


Friday, October 23, 2009


At Bake Boutique Inc. we love the tradition of holidays like Halloween and the nostalgia that surfaces with precious memories of being a kid. Tradition is also the foundation of our baking. We love to keep classic concepts as they were (see giant icing smothered sugar cookie below) and then take it up a notch with a hint of Bake Boutique style. No need to reinvent the wheel unless it tastes bad! Here is a sneak peak at some Halloween cookies we have on deck


a little bit of personal style.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


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Cookies, Yummy Cookies.....

Bake Boutique Inc. is a small dessert catering company that is specializing in everything from classic homemade cookies to beautiful and unique cakes. Born in NYC but currently based out of Elgin, Oklahoma until March. Shippable items are currently limited to cookies, macaroons brownies, bars. Please see our menu for details. Don't see what you need? Contact us and we will make it happen!

Custom cake, cupcake and dessert catering is available within a 2 hr radius of Lawton, Oklahoma. This includes Wichita Falls Texas and Oklahoma City!

All of our goodies are made with the finest ingredients available, no preservatives ever and most items can be made Gluten Free. We are also working on some great Vegan options to be on the menu by mid- November!

Corporate accounts are welcomed and we are always open to hear about fundraising opportunities.