I’m super, super excited to announce the first Sugar & Cloth floral workshop happening this September in Houston. It’s still kind of surreal that it’s even an option to have workshops now that we have the new studio. Before all I could’ve hosted was a small get together in my livingroom to watch my cat Thomas do his same three party tricks, and one of the three is just a stone cold death stare. I mean, I know a few people who might’ve bought tickets, but I still would’ve done down in history for that one.
Good news is I’ve teamed up with Maria of Maxit Flower Design to bring the pro tips considering I happen to kill things slowly, and not quite as poetically as the Fugees sang it. Although I can make a mean alphabet out of pretty stems (case in point is the top photo). You win some, you lose some I guess..
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Ok I mayyyy have a bit of an obsession with fruit and coconut. I don’t know what it is, but creamy, smooth coconut combined with the juicy, bright flavor of fruit is pretty much a winning combination.
I recently went to a Thai restaurant where I had the classic mango sticky rice dessert, which inspired me to remix it into light, pudding version where tropical mango is paired with a delicate vanilla-infused coconut. It’s the perfect dessert for sitting out on the patio on those hot summer nights!
Honestly, where in the world has July gone? I can’t even talk about how we’re more than halfway to 2015, I feel like this whole year thus far is one giant blur. I’ve still managed for it to be filled with loads of good memories but I can’t help but think I don’t stop and appreciate them enough. I had to remind myself of that when the better part of me was convincing myself that I had too much work to do to go on a long weekend trip starting today, but I don’t want to be in such a routine that I let my whole life pass me by because of work.
All of this to say wish me luck as I let go of the death grip on my computer to head to Gardner State Park… and that there are zero bee encounters while I’m there, but I won’t go into that history lesson right now. In other news, I thought I’d share with you a few updates with things that are going on behind the scenes here at Sugar & Cloth, and a few of my current favorite things from the part of July that I was able to catch…
Yes, it’s only been five days since I’ve last played with my food. This time I had a little encouragement though after a Friday morning meeting with Bite Macarons here in Houston, when naturally I left with two dozen colorful cookies…
Seeing as how the fruit trend is still going full force and I’m surrounding myself with bad macaron influences, I decided I’d try my hand at a little fruit cookie action to make my college art career worthwhile. Luckily my career there wasn’t super impressive and there’s this magical thing called Amazon Prime that sells pre-made royal icing goodies, so these are sure to be do-able for the masses. With all of this in mind, these DIY fruit macarons are surely destined to reignite the dying fruit basket, or kabob, or cake.. I could go on.