Saturday, June 13, 2009

Father's Day

L'Erbolario Man Myrtle Shaving Cream -
$ 19.95

It softens the skin immediately and eases the sliding of razor and ensures
rapid and perfect shaving. Ideal for delicate and sensitive skin.

L'Erbolario Man Aftershave Elixir -

This after shave product is strictly alcohol free. It restores the balance of the skin of the face and brings immediate relief to skin, refreshes, moisturizes and tones even the most delicate skin, protecting it all day.

L'erbolario Man Myrtle Soap - $ 7.00 (B
est Seller!)

Dedicated above all to men: a soft and creamy lather, with discreet yet persistent fragrance.

Me and Dad at the park - PRICELESS

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bake Dad's cake for Father's Day

Clockwise: Baroque Square dish (Intrada of Italy)

Item# 11638- Fleur De Lis Tray (IHI)(sorry, cheese & grapes not included)

Caffe Latte mug (Santa Barbara Ceramics)

Right :
Footed cake dish A (Intrada of Italy)

Items# 9737S, 9737M, 9737L (IHI)


  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups cake flour - (you can use item# 9737M to store flour - $ 28.95), L - $ 34.95)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups white sugar - (you can use item# 9737S to store sugar - $ 22.95)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar - (you can use item# 9737L - $ 34.95)
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
Directions - Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 300 deg F. Grease a 10" bundt or tube pan. Sprinkle pecans on bottom of pan; set aside. (If there are extra nuts, serve these using baroque square dish - $ 31.00)
  • Sift together flour, salt and baking soda into a medium bowl, set aside.
  • In a large owl, cream butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream. pour batter over pecans in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 75 to 90 minutes (depending on your oven) or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Place cooled cake on this item# 11638 Fleur De Lis serving tray - $ 45.95, if you used the tube pan. Or footed cake dish (14") - $ 56.00, if you used bundt pan.
Directions - Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, orange juice and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Drizzle over cake while still warm.
To go with your cake, how about a mug of caffe latte ? Of course, we recommend to serve it with our big latte mug ($ 10.00).

We hope Dad will eat his cake and enjoy a drink of latte on his day!

Recipe - courtesy of Seek Publishing.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Warning: This ad may incite impulse buying...

Fleur de Lis wall hanger - $ 16.85

Fleur de Lis jewelry holder - $ 16.85

China Blue Glass Square tray (6"x6") - $ 16.99

Jewelled picture fr
ame - $ 10.99 (fits 2" x 3" picture)