Introduce a lifelong cake enthusiast to an award-winning pastry chef, and you get Cake Monkey Bakery — a company that offers scrumptious cakes to suit every taste and special occasion. Founded by LA-based film/television executive Lisa J. Olin (the cake lover) and her partner, pastry chef Elizabeth Belkind (the cake maker), Cake Monkey bakes cakes of every flavor as well as cream-filled cakewiches (cake sandwiches), Inside Out S'Mores (sandwiches made from homemade Graham crackers and chocolate canache and topped with crisp toasted marshmallow), cake rolls, cookies, and breakfast pastries. Cake Monkey desserts are customizable, comforting, and consistently delicious whether eaten at your favorite Los Angeles coffee shop or at your dinner table.
With the Games upon us, we’re reminded of how much we love London for so many reasons — not the least of which is its classic-yet-dandy design sensibility. Here, we’ve got everything from furnishings (from an elegantly simple gray-wool club chair to benches and sofas emblazoned with the Union Jack) to whimsical accents (who doesn’t need a “British Invasion Dust Pan”)? You’ll also find lighting, rugs, and some oh-so-British nibbles like sticky toffee pudding.
Whether you’re hosting a huge dinner for Easter or just a small get-together, we’ve got the essentials (think bowls, platters, serveware, and beyond) that’ll make it all go smoothly — and look sophisticated.
Get caffeinated in high style with these coffee-break essentials and luxuries. We love Revol’s sculptural, crumpled tumblers (you’ll find them in a pleasing rainbow of colors). Fill them up with creations you make using one of Cuisinart’s coffee makers, Bonjour’s French presses, or, for tea lovers, Gaggia’s brilliant Teaposy. Rounding out this selection are coffee samplers and sweet snacks.
Your pool-party guests will be going to a lot of outdoor gatherings this summer. Make yours the one they’ll remember. We’ve got the goods for you to do just that, from furnishings (tables, chairs, rugs, and way beyond) to inspired bites and perfect Prosecco.