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LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets

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Well, that was fast – I feel like it was just yesterday that I posted the giveaway for LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets, and it WAS just yesterday that I went!  Actually ate leftover Lemonade for breakfast, because I had to work first and didn’t want to dive head-first into a sugar coma…

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…especially since I had a tummy ache!  Fortunately, Nastassia was my plus one, and she taste-tested everything bite-worthy for me first…

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…between photos, of course!

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I had a few bites here and there…

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…but wound up taking a lot back home – thanks Proof Bakery and Field Trip for making things so portable!

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South Pasadena’s Cookies and Cream

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Most of the places I wrote about in the LA Weekly article I’d been to before – one shop that I discovered while doing research was Cookies & Cream.

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It was just so darn charming…

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…and I thought the guy who ran it was fascinating.

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IMG_1037 IMG_1039 …and I did sample a couple of his unique creations (Jakarta Cookie, above and Taro Cakes, below)…
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…but of course, I was there for one thing.  It didn’t remind me of Maine, where I spent many summers eating ice cream, but it did make me nostalgic.

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P.S. Happy National Cookie Day!  Here’s my go-to recipe this time of year.

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B&K Sugar Arts Lab

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On the quieter side of Robertson Boulevard lies B&K Sugar Arts Lab

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…where the sweetest concoctions come to life!

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The kitchen is shared by three women-run businesses – Mollie B’s Cookies (and cakes and pies and brownies)…

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Dept. of Sweet Diversions Jam…

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…and Bohnhoff & Kent.

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The latter Lady Gaga is a fan of, known for their chocolate-covered, cake-filled handbags

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…almost too pretty too eat!

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I didn’t devour any of the purse, but I did take home a few samples…
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…their online stores are full of holiday goodies – check them out at Unique LA and online.