Sweets

Love and Cake

As soon as the confetti of New Year’s landed, pink and red hearts invaded every retail display.  We are given a full six weeks to figure out what sort of gift will represent the sincerity of our love for another…

Sweets

#EatYourFeelings – January

Black Sesame tuile. Moody. Prone to shattering. Your strength is in your essence.    If you have been following along on Instagram @tinypineconenyc , you may have noticed that the sweets I’ve made of late have gotten a little emotional.…

Life

Priorities

  Priorities are slippery little things. At least mine seem to be. They never stay in order . I can be off doing something, then half-way through I feel stuck because I think I should be doing something else. Or…

Inspiration

Destination: …where?

“How do you know when the tea is ready?” This question is always on my mind as I shadow tea master, Fu Chen. Everything she does, I mirror. She observes the freshly picked leaves and I look and look. She…

Design

#MakeItBeautiful

“Beauty without vanity Strength without insolence Courage without ferocity” – John Hobhouse (1786-1869) Once upon a time, I was in France in the company of esteemed art professors. They asked me what I did for work, and at the time…