Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2011 Pretty Presents + For the fatties

This is coming from the OG of fatties, so trust me on this.
via Pinterest

I know I've said this before, but macarons are awesome. They're slightly chewy, slightly crispy, and all around delicious. They're also beautiful, which makes it perfect for gift-giving.

Where: Bottega Louie (LA), Paulette (LA)
Price: $1.70 to $2 each
Alternatives: Ladurée (France, England, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Lebanon, NY) La Maison du Chocolat (France, Hong Kong, England, Japan, NY),  Pierre Hermé (France, England, Japan) Pushkin Cafe (Russia) Adriano Zumbo (Australia)...or make your own!

There is an edible goldmine called Etsy, where almost everything is guaranteed to be handmade. I'm interested in the caramel and marshmallows in particular.
Where: haveitconfections,
Price: Varies
Alternatives: FusionSweets
When: Order from haveitconfections by November 26th for Christmas orders

Imagine getting this.

Where: Vosges Chocolate
Price: $135, Prices start at $7.50 (+$9.95 shipping)
Alternatives: Something sweet from your personal favorite chocolate shop.

These days, there's an abundance of online deals for trendy cafes, diners, and lounges. Why not buy one for someone who would take more pleasure in a night out than another fancy candle for the house?
via House of Decor

Where: Thrillist Rewards, DailyCandy, Groupon, Gilt, etc.
Price: Varies
Alternatives: A home cooked meal for a loved one ♥.


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