|Our pain d'epices caramels just before getting dressed for the party...made with hand ground gingerbread spices and love|
Last weekend we participated in the first 'Jack's Jumble Sale' event at Candelaria, put on by The House that Jack Built. It was full of charm and warmth. The goods varied from personal closet treasure's set up like a classy vide grenier, garage sale, to haircuts by Japanese hair stylist extraordinaire Kazuko (I totally got a new do!), hot autumn punch by Candelaria's Carina, second-hand designer menswear from Paris wine blogger Aaron and ...
|Lauren of T.H.T.J.B. and Cheri Messerli stoking|
Stylist Hannes Hetta trying on some shades Aaron Ayscough
|Madison with her lavender-honey cakes and other delights / Carina (rt) prepping some steamy lemony cocktails|
|Kazuko cutting Oliver's hair... the doorman of Candelaria|
|Insanely cute things made by Stella|
...vintage blouses, boots and scarves from Alison and Lauren (the ladies behind the T.H.T.J.B.), sweet tunes by DJ Rager, jars of fragrant loose chai tea by Tifamade, rad vintage books and glasses from t-magazine writer, Sarah, and lots of other mega goodies and good vibes galore.
|Chef and consultant Yvette Bordignon made chutneys, biscuits and lollipops!|
|We ran into Thomasine Barnekow at the event who was wearing one of her glove designs|
|Her work is very unique and intricate... and such soft leather|
|French vintage paperbacks on Sarah's Moroz's table|
|Tifamade's goodies in one of their vintage display suitcases (normally on a back of her signature pink delivery bicycle)|
|Tiffany of Tifamade with her magical Chai Tea|
|T.H.T.J.B.'s vintage children's kitchen set that appears at their Candelaria events|
|Alison keeps the tea bags stored in the lil oven|
Adrian designed and crafted beautiful wooden pendant necklaces out of tropical hard wood and colored leather cords. I made organic oreo's with a white chocolate ganache, pain d'epices, gingerbread, caramels and organic vanilla-lemon sandwich cookies. Our oreo's were such a hit that I blinked my eye and they were gone. Seriously. The french do love their chocolate.
|Our Oreo and l-v sandwich cookies photo by Cyril Pennec|
|Adrian's wooden pendant necklaces ( write to us if you would like to purchase one!)|
|Adrian asking Aaron, our friendly event neighbor, about the black leather boots he eventually went home with... Merci A!|
|Our pain d'epices caramels ... no one said 'no' to a sample of these|
Disclaimer: I normally like to feature photographs taken with our high quality equipment but due to the rush of wrapping every last caramel, we ended up taking informal photos using an available pocket camera ;) Fun times.