Le Top Chef Series: Pumpkin Muffins

Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Lennore Merz

Pumpkin recipe

Don’t you just LOVE pumpkin muffins? I fell in love with these tasty anytime-of-the day treats over 20 years ago while living in San Francisco. It was love at first taste, and the admiration continues to this day!

Here is a delicious recipe that you are bound to enjoy!

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Fall/Winter SALE!

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by Iliana




Fall Traditions: Harvest Festivals

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by Lennore Merz


My daughter, Violet, harvesting corn

I fall in love with Fall every year! I always welcome the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and of course, the oodles of tasty pumpkin treats that are so bountiful this time of year. There are fun, family-oriented things to do to mark the changing seasons. Visits to the pumpkin patch, attending harvest festivals, jumping in piles of leaves, creating Fall crafts, and the excitement of Halloween right around the corner! I mean, how much fun can you have in one season???

Last year, I decided to check out a harvest festival with my family. A harvest festival is an annual celebration, officially marking the end of a region’s growing season. Harvest season varies slightly, depending on the climate and the crops grown. Harvest festivals can vary in terms of festive offerings, but most have a few things in common: eating, fun, demonstrations, and music. We visited Ardenwood Historic Farms in Fremont, CA.

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Edible Art – Ocean Scene

Posted on September 29th, 2015 by Lennore Merz

Edible art 1

Earlier this month I hosted a mermaid party for my daughter Violet. She and I were trying to figure out some fun mermaid and ocean-themed crafts to entertain her guests. We found a few crafts and also decided on this irresistible undersea edible art project. It’s not as healthy as it could be, but who doesn’t love a little sweet treat every now and then? The mermaid party was a huge success, and this project ended up being the girls’ absolute favorite!

Read on to find out how to create this fun and easy-to-make-with-kids edible art project…

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Le Top Darling of the Week: Lena

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by Iliana


Our Darling of the Week is 2-year-old Lena! Take a look at these stunning photos of her wearing our ‘Butterfly Wishes’ sundress! Lena, aka Beans, is an accessory loving “pwincess.” She loves playing with her mom’s jewelry and doesn’t leave the house without something pretty on her head or few bracelets and necklaces – assuming she can get away with it. Read more on “Le Top Darling of the Week: Lena” »