Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Most Beautiful Kitchen...…to me!

I found this kitchen a couple of months ago and I just can't get enough of it's beauty and perfection. To me…it is THE most perfect kitchen I have seen. The details are impeccable and the old mixed in with the new is timeless. The wood island table is to die for. I love that it doesn't look like your typical kitchen island and can actually be relocated to an office or a studio for other uses, but it does look perfect in the kitchen. It's simple color scheme of black, white and grays are a perfect backdrop for the pops of color added with the sofa (yes, there is a sofa in the kitchen) and the beautiful wood. Major props to Jessica Helgerson Interior Design for this amazing kitchen. They call it the Alhambra kitchen because it is in The Alhambra building built in 1926 located in Portland, Oregon (2004 NW Irving St to be exact…total stalker status here but its worth google mapping it to take a look at the outside. Its a beautiful building)

Design by JHID

The project manager for Alhambra Kitchen was JHID designer Em Shephard.

Photography by Lincoln Barbour (Totally worth it very own post on another day)


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mini Easter Cake

Phewwwww-weeeee!!! It's been a while...lets just say ALL of March was a bit stressful and I was just not in the mood to sit and think and blog. But it's all good now and I am back with some Easter yumminess. What perfect way to torture myself when I have given up all sweets for lent, right?! (4 more days and I am sooo binging on my babes homemade donuts.) But for now, at least my guy gets to enjoy this delicious mini layered x3 german chocolate cake, sprinkled with coconut and topped with cute little chocolate eggs. Oh it did smell so very good and I heard it taste good too.

Obviously I was not into making (or taking good pictures of) Easter treats like I was last year when I made THESE. Having given up on sweets was a bit of a "lets get creative" downer.