photos by Kimberly Chau and Smilebooth
I know I’m a little late on this, but I’m excited to finally share a few details from the Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm Houston that I hosted and curated! Now whether or not walking up to shops you curated and mentioning that you may or may not stalk them on Instagram and possibly walking by the macaron table that Sweet provided one too many times makes you a good hostess or not is still up for debate. Regardless, I was so excited when West Elm asked me to participate!
I also happened to be able to catch my brother in all of his glory with his very first Smilebooth experience! He’s pretty cute, huh? I’ve been told we look alike..
In case you’ve ever wondered if I frantically squeal over pretty things in real life like I do with you here on Sugar & Cloth, this is your chance to see it in person… I’ll be hosting the local Etsy pop-up at West Elm on March 29th! I’ve picked out some of my favorite Houston based shops like Kari Breitigam, HattonHenry, Tiny Deer Studio and more, plus snacks from Sweet and music by Gracie Chavez. I mean, does it really get any better than a Saturday with a frantic Ashley, a store full of cute things, and a macaron or twelve? I think not!
Be sure to RSVP here on Facebook so we know who to introduce ourselves to! In the meantime, pack your lunch these next few weeks to save some extra pennies, you’ll thank me on March 29th!
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…
It’s about that time again! I’ll be hosting another free DIY workshop with Langford Market at their new West Ave. location in Houston next sunday December 15th. We’ll be making these gold leaf ornaments I shared a few weeks ago, plus free drinks, sweets, giveaways and more, what’s not to be excited about?!