When finding the best birthday cake, eat it.

Bakery Nouvea's signature triple layer chocolate cake.

Bakery Nouveau triple layer chocolate cake with macarons .

This week while getting ready to celebrate the joint birthdays of a few of our friends, we set out to find the perfect birthday cake. Something moist, rich, and incredibly chocolatey. In other words the kind of cake that you eat with a tall glass of milk.

Living in Seattle that takes you to one place in particular, Bakery Nouveau. It’s an amazing Italian bakery complete with a small seating area where you can enjoy everything from slices of cake, macarons, and other pastries, to more savory fare such as thick pieces of pizza, and delicious sandwiches.

It was definitely a treat to get to sit down and have a sandwich while the cake was lovingly decorated by the extremely helpful staff. I can’t wait to try their Spring cake next.

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Boho All Around Us

Handmade Boho style stacking rings.

Boho styled stacking silver rings.

A perennial favorite fashion choice is reasserting itself this season. It’s favorite look among those who love Boho style, stacked rings sitting at different points of your fingers which create a whimsical and romantic look. As if you’ve collected each ring on a great journey through out your life and whether or not they fit perfectly is not the point, it’s the memory that each ring represents. I love making these rings in my studio, they provide a fun relaxed counterpoint to making the more staid wedding rings that I work on.

Back after so long.

Wedding ring made from custom Birch Bark Mold with Mountain Range effect.

Birch bark textured wedding ring, with mountain range effect

I know it’s been an incredibly long time since I have updated my blog, but it’s been for a very good reason. So much has gone on and changed in my life that there really hasn’t been time to keep things running on a reasonable time frame, but now that things are slowing down I feel like I can step back into it. So what has been going on, well we’ve moved from sunny Charlotte, North Carolina to the beautiful Pacific North West, Seattle to be more precise. And I’ve never been happier.  It’s a gardener’s dream with long rainy springs that are filled with flowers and amazingly sunny summers that just never seem to end. It’s inspired so much new work that I just can’t wait to share with you all.