Today I fly back to Houston from a whirlwind week in LA and Palm Springs (which I’ll tell you all about soon!), and I’m so, so excited to see my own bed tonight, you have no idea! It might’ve been the only time the desert has seen flooding in the last year, and we might have accidentally rented a clunker Suzuki rental car and screamed all the way down some of the steep streets in Silverlake, but we had a good time.
It also didn’t hurt that we had the cutest Airbnb of all time in Echo Park and hit up just about every bakery and coffee shop within driving distance. My favorite hands down was Bottega Louie though, I’m ninety-nine percent certain there is not a single prettier bakery in all of the land, and I’m thankful that there isn’t one in Houston or I might be poor, out of shape, and highly caffeinated and I’m really aiming for something a bit better for my auto-biography.
I thought I should still share a few photos of the goodies I picked up from there yesterday like macarons (in every color, naturally) and the most stunning giant macaron ever, appropriately named Le Grand Macaron. It was filled with raspberries and chocolate and was just big enough to put me in heaven for about an hour. Of course I had to buy enough macarons to fill a box to bring back for Jared, it was just a coincidence that I got to eat some too…
…. aaaand the disco ball is calling, my friends! I’ll be in Palm Springs today through Saturday (and riding it a little longer in LA after that) for a creative getaway that Kelly, Chelsea, and Brittni are hosting with Bing for a few bloggers. I’m so ridiculously excited! It’s nice to be on a trip that isn’t work related, but of course you know there will be plenty of pictures and styling happening. You can follow along with the trip with #meetmakebing on Instagram.
To gear things up for the color explosion that is Palm Springs, I thought sharing these pretty embroidered artworks and pretty home goods by Castle would be perfect. I’m obsessed with everything, but you probably would’ve already guessed that.
Hopefully everyone is giving into some sort of splurge for Valentine’s Day today! After all, you should always love yourself enough to make a good excuse for treats. Or you can just find a best friend that thinks ice cream cake to be an equally important part of life and will share it with you for Valentine’s sake. That’s actually a true story… I was that person.
In the meantime, can we all put our heads together to come up with a good reason to turn these DIY party animals from Confetti Sunshine into every objects instead of just Valentine’s? I’m thinking I need a few floating around reminding me to stay off social media and to remind me to water the plants, you know, just the necessities.
Even though I secretly wouldn’t mind sleeping for the next four days and I feel a little all over the place after being out of town most of January already, I’m gearing up for a busy week in Salt Lake City! I’m headed there today for an exciting event with Cricut, and then for Alt Summit the rest of the week. I’ll actually be hosting the Glimmer, Shimmer, Shake mini party with Brittni and Chelsea on Friday night, plus I’ll be hanging by the Smilebooth most days. If you’ll be there this week, be sure to stop by and say hi! Just don’t judge me if I haven’t slept.
In the meantime, I still have lots of goodies for you here, and most exciting of all, I have a new maker to introduce to you in the next few days! You’re going to freak out about how great she is! Also, don’t forget to follow along with my daily adventures (and by that I mean mostly dessert photos) on my Instagram or Facebook page.
photo via Shop Bando, design by Sugar & Cloth