Proper Peppermint

12/17/2008

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Run by two families since the early twentieth century, the Piedmont Candy Company still uses the original recipe for its pure sugar candy, producing over 2000 pounds per hour.  These people know their peppermint sticks and puffs.  The perfect packaging doesn’t hurt either.  Get yours for Christmas at your local CVS, Eckerd/Rite-Aid, Walgreens, or Dollar General.

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Cuban Aisle

10/17/2008

I’m Cuban, and no matter how far I travel or what type of Bruni-vetted restaurant I try, nothing ever tastes better to me than some home cooked Cuban food (preferable made by made by a guy who looks like this.)

I recently made the mother of all discoveries. For a small delivery fee you can have a little Camaguey delivered straight to your door. At CubanFoodMarket.com I can get everything from my grandmother’s churros to the Royal Violets baby cologne I love. You can even buy awesome La Lupe CD’s, Poetry by Martí, and vintage Cuban school yearbooks. Below, some greatest hits… Dale!

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Yummy Games

10/17/2008

Wow. These are the most perfect cupcakes I have ever seen.

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Rock-A-Buy

10/17/2008

Babies grow up to be cool if they sleep in this.

Pony up HERE.

High Fauchon

10/17/2008

No this is not a Parisian shoe salon. It’s Fauchon, a luxury food shop on Paris’ Place de la Madeleine in the 8e arrondissement.

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Fall Confection

10/17/2008

I think this is the year my favorite concoction makes its comeback to my cocktail party repertoire…

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This summer Matt and I took the fam to his favorite summer destination, and (we’re convinced) future “Hipster Hamptons.”

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