Dana’s Bakery – Macarons

Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.48.41 PMHappy Bastille Day!!

I thought for many years that I didn’t like macarons. And, then I went to Paris and discovered I had actually just never had a good macaron. These little morsels (gluten free and kosher) seem to be having their moment in the sun – perhaps taking the place of cupcakes and cakepops.

I was happy to discover that there is an American pastry chef (and former photo editor) in NY, Dana Loia, who has combined American flavor favorites with the French style of dessert. At Dana’s Bakery you can find flavors such as strawberry shortcake, fruity cereal, cookie dough, peanut butter and jelly, red velvet and champagne! Packaged perfectly for gift giving, these make a darling hostess gift of birthday surprise.

They ship nationwide, but also offer daily delivery to NYC! And, there are even macaron making classes this Fall!Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.52.56 PM Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.53.57 PMViva la France…the American way!


Rainbows, Unicorns and Sweet Things

006531-R1-E007Lucky us….it’s March! And, that will bring celebrations for St Patrick’s Day (we’re all a little bit Irish, right?!) with lucky charms, shamrocks, rainbows and unicorns. So, if you are hosting a little gathering or just want to celebrate with your family, here are two of my favorite sources.

Sweet and Saucy Shop bakes the most beautiful treats, including cake pops and macarons. IMG_3455 IMG_6322IMG_9693Georgetown Cupcake is my go-to for delicious, elaborate cupcakes. And, if you don’t live in D.C., they ship beautifully and are sure to put a smile on the face of the recipient. Each month, they offer seasonal options and here’s a peek at what they have in store this month.Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 11.15.12 PM
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Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 11.17.23 PMYou didn’t give up sweets for Lent did you?!? I gave up french fries, so I’m good on these beauties!