Let’s do desserts is a monthly blog featuring where and with what to silence your sweet tooth.

Chocolate lovers, this is your moment!

Save May 14, to get your taste buds rocked at the 4th Annual Seattle Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON at the Bell Harbor Conference Center!

It is said to be “the most prestigious artisan and premium chocolate and confection event in the Northwest. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas”.

Get your tickets in advance, since they won’t sell any at the door, due to the popularity of the event!

Participants include Amano Artisan Chocolate, Intrigue Chocolates, Halletts Chocolates, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Posh Chocolat, Seattle Chocolate Company, The French Quarter, CocoTutti, Taza Chocolate, Vibrant Chocolate, Blendissimo, the Tea Room chocolate company, Divine Chocolate, Goat Milk Candy Co., MDP Signature Chocolates…

General Ticket Information
Adults: 20.00 (Advance Purchase)
Adults: $25 (Door. Not Available)
Children under 6: Free*
Children, 6 to 12: $10

Picture credit: The International Chocolate Salon

Fabulous Feasting is a monthly blog feature focusing on one woman’s quest for the most fabulous food in Seattle to feast on, from restaurants to recipes.

Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl of Love

Mother’s Day is this week. It does seem rather early this year. Did it sneak up on you like it did on me? Have you planned your gift for Mom yet? Well, if not, what better way to tell mom how you feel about her than by giving her a “Big Bowl of Love”?

I recently had the pleasure of joining other food lovers for an evening in the kitchen with Cristina Ferrare. Cristina made some delicious food for us…

Caesar Salad, Lamb Meatballs, Deviled Eggs and White Bean Puree - All recipes in the cookbook!

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When I was four my Mother and Grandmother taught me how to cross stitch.  That’s my first recollection of sewing.  I’m not an expert hand sewer or even incredible on a sewing machine, but sewing taught me a lot.  My mother had her own Hmong Craft business and because of that I was raised in a crafty environment. She raised me to Do It Your Self everything. I watched my mother create pieces of art, clothing, and solutions with crafts.  A lot of that did rub off on me and nurture my creativity.  I’m the kind of craft gal that’s not an expert at one particular thing, but I can pick up easily on how to fabricate a product through crafts and make it my own.  This creativity has taken me down the road of making my own clothes, jewelry, friends’ wedding veils, bags, decorations, handmade cards, and variety of other random items.

The uniqueness of this blog is to not reinvent the wheel of creating something beautiful, useful, or fashionable.  But to keep crafts simple and to make your own stylish pieces without spending a ton of money.  The pieces that inspire me are current trends, fashion, and the seasons.  I hope to inspire you to create your own crafts, clothes, and couture without the cost.  I also hope that you will inspire me as well and send ideas of what we might be able to create together.

My first project is the “Sparkling Shoes”.  When I first saw these Christian Louboutin shoes I fell madly in love, I still dream about owning them.  My boyfriend after seeing the price of the shoes (Over $2,000) said, “I’d rather buy you a car, at least you can get around in a car then walk in those shoes.”  I couldn’t help but laugh, because it was semi true.  It would be difficult making something exactly like this so instead I made something with some of the elements.  Which include a pair of pink heels and bling.

THE INSPIRATION !

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Experience this exclusive charity event for Treehouse showcasing fashions from Banana Republic, Buckle, Cache, Escape Outdoors, Francesca’s Collections, Gap, JCPenney, The Limited, Macy’s and Metropark.

Enjoy beauty touch-ups and tips from Bare Escentuals, Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, Macy’s and Sephora inside JCPenney.

You’ll be treated to signature cocktails and haute hors d’oeuvres from Racha Thai & Asian Kitchen. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win one of many fabulous raffle prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase all evening — tickets $5 each or 5 for $20.

Prizes include:

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