Hey. It’s time for another finds/faves. Placemats, desserts and pizza!!! Some of my fave things. -A.
What are you enjoying lately? I’d like to know. Leave me a note in the comments.
I’m a fan of these stylish paper placements which are $7.99 for 50 at Half Price Books. Fun to use indoor/outdoor. They’re not thin and hold up well. Check Half Price Books stores for varieties.
I’ve visited the shop a few times and it reminds me of a store you’d find in a Nancy Meyers movie or in Chicago or New York. I found myself thinking, “I want all of it!” Everything is so chic and I love the music playing (any kind of French tunes to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.”) But let’s get serious here. This is a bakery with very fine products from the wonderful lemon squares to tasty cookies (on and on). And, the gorgeously tall Earl’s Court Chocolate Cake? Insanely good. Ina loved it and Elton too. The Cake Bake Shop is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for and this is high, high quality pastries and baked goods. We’re talking the best ingredients and skilled bakers. I’ll gladly pay a bit more for the killer desserts. Next time I plan to pop in for a glass of Champagne. I can always find a reason to celebrate!
Pizza and salad is such a perfect combo. I’m a fan of Coalition’s thin crust pizza made the way I like it (slightly charred crust) and their antipasti and house salad. The antipasti is a variety of meats with roasted eggplant, peppers, olives, cheese, and served with awesome bread (which is baked in the pizza oven). I generally order a small house salad and a few of their tasty dressings like Balsamic Fig or Creamy Romano. Coalition does a lot of carry out business and I’ve never had an issue with an order. Next time you’re in Carmel or close to, make a stop at Coalition. p.s. I’ve also tried their meatballs and pasta. Very good as well.
Pizza, antipasti and salad… The weather is so fantastic lately… pick up a carry out order and enjoy with friends + a bottle of wine!