Dropping Hints and Making Plans

Labor Day is on its way and below are our holiday specials! As always, please pre-order. No modifications or different sizes are available!

Key Lime Pie $15

Triple Berry Cream Pie $18

Sour Cherry Pie $20

Chocolate Dream Cake-chocolate cake filled with raspberry whipped cream and frosted with chocolate buttercream garnished with fresh raspberries $30

Coconut Lemon Cake-tender vanilla cake filled with homemade lemon curd and frosted with coconut frosting $30

Caramel Cake $31

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Make travel plans NOW for Sunday, October 9th, as we are having our first ever OKTOBERFEST. It’s going to be a beer-bonanza,homemade pretzel, sausage-stuffed, Halloween-fest riddled with Harry Potter-esque elements and UNICORN RIDES. Don’t ask-it’s going to be amazing!!!!!!!

As to hints, it just so happens that we might be opening a new coffee spot THRIFT STORE! It seemed to us that there was a particularly lonely street that was desperate for some beverages and retail therapy and so we decided to cozy it up! Details coming soon!

Thank you again for the Harry Potter blowout!! That was so much fun!!!!

This week’s Cheese of the Week selection is particularly gorgeous! We have more of the ever-popular Goat Lady Dairy Smoked Chevre and their spectacular “Providence” which is an American Taleggio. It is mouth-watering.

Goat Lady Dairy!

New in this week as well is something I have wanted to get to you all for a long time! We now have Natalie’s juices-incredible fresh-pressed juiced and some MIND-BLOWING margarita mix. It is completely preservative free and uses Florida’s best citrus. You do not want to have a party or a cocktail without it!

Natalie’s Juice!




Saying Good-Bye to July and Hello to Harry!


The wedding phase in my family is now complete and life will return to its vaguely normal pace, I assume! Thank you for your patience during our travels.  A wonderful time was had and the memories are beautiful!



Yes, all my family members are insanely gorgeous people. These are not stock photos.

But to keep the party feeling going, this Sunday we are having AN INSANE AFFAIR.


Story Hour begins at 3 p.m. They will read 2 different stories, children of all ages invited🙂

As to Harry Potter, there will be Butter Beer and Butter Beer Lattes, Pumpkin Juice Sodas, Pumpkin Whoopies, Chocolate Frogs and all manner of wands and sparkles as well as special edition coloring books and cuddly stuffed owls! The fun runs until 6!

And in case you haven’t heard, we now have REALDEAL beer! Mr. Smith is still finalizing his own brews but in the meantime we have a beautifully curated selection of beers in-house and some gorgeous pairing ideas as well! The famed photographer and journalist Mr. Paul Stephen did a brief write-up!Check out this fun Star News article!  Beer at Sugar Island!


In short-this Sunday, July 31, will be MAGICAL!! Sweet bits and savory bits, a gorgeous sale on all fantasy books and classics in the genius vein (C.S. Lewis) and fun surprises and decorations EVERYWHERE!! We can’t wait to see you and DORK OUT TOGETHER!!


Happy Charm from HP


You will NOT believe who’s coming!!!!!




That’s Right!!! The gloriously charming and beautiful Christy English will be at the shop IN PERSON on Saturday, June 11 from 2ish to 3ish! She will be signing books, answering questions, posing for photos and being absolutely lovely!  On our end, we will be serving SYLLABUB and tiny, mini wedding cake cupcakes in keeping with the theme of “How to Wed a Warrior”. Talk about the ultimate beach read!!!

“Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. Sometimes an actor, always a storyteller, Christy works happily with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring the knife-throwing women of her novels to life. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in western North Carolina.”

HOW TO WED A WARRIOR “English’s latest is a lighthearted tale that drops a very proper British woman-in-hiding into an outlandish Scottish family.” – RT Book Reviews

What is syllabub? Oh dear. Well, below is a link to a brief description. Think frothy, frivolous booze!


Did you see our new website yet? So fun to explore!! We are still tweaking it-of course!

And yes-should you  feel like completely treating yourself to a decadent book, naturally you also need a new sparkly bauble and our in-house jewelry artist will be there with some new selections!

All romance books will be BOGO on Saturday and any Pen and Journal combo will be $6.12 in honor of the date!

Can’t wait to see you Saturday! We will also be posting the Father’s Day Menu and summer hours this Sunday. Stay tuned! Below is a little more info on Ms. English to astonish you EVEN further!






Takin’ our sticky selves to Boston

If you have been in the shop in the last 4 months you have UNDOUBTEDLY spoken to Tanis about THE YEAR OF THE WEDDINGS! Both siblings are getting married in different states this years so we are in an absolute tizzy! What does this mean we need from you, loyal customer? Other than safe travel wishes, it also means patience with unconventional business hours in addition to loving the unusual side perks of the baker being away!

So the way THIS week is going to work is Thursday 5/12 we will be closing at 2 p.m. to get us on the road with loads of kids and cakes and suits and ties (feel free to hum some Justin Timberlake in there-to jazz things up). Friday we will be open from 10-2 with the Claudia and Jelena show in full effect and Saturday we will have #cakeslabsaturdaychocolate cream cake

like old days! Meaning, Saturday WILL have pie and cake and cheesecake by the slice but NOT cinnamon rolls, jam bars etc…more dessert and coffee heavy.

Once we return we will be BRINGING BACK SUNDAYS!! But we will get to that part later!

Be kind and lovely to my girls while we are gone! Check in on them, make them feel loved and be sure to see the fun sales they are getting to run while we are gone! We will keep you up to speed with our culinary and historical adventures as we attend this very special family celebration in Boston!

(Speaking of which, have you ever read up on the Boston Molasses spill??? Molasses Mayhem!)

Sunday May 1st, it’s a date!

Well. obviously, it’s a date for goodness sake, but NOW it’s an even more specialerererer date!

I have a plant problem. I hoard them-is that the right word? Probably not since I also try to strong-arm others into buying more plants. Regardless, this year we are expounding on last year’s “herb-in-a-tea-cup” and having a whole MAY DAY FESTIVAL and trunk show!

From 12-3 there will be a tent full of lovely herbs and plants, fresh berries and cut flowers for arranging. There will be beribboned hula hoops and flower crowns, frothy cups of festive punch, lovely handmade Mother’s Day cards PLUS STAMPS so that you can mail them right away!!, a special Mother’s Day still life fashion show courtesy of Sandy Toes and a glittering Sara Webster trunk show and sale. Sara will be offering an exclusive special  NC Sand Dollar Imprint Handmade Earring and 18” Necklace Set

Sterling and Fine Silver

Special Mother Day Event Pricing $78

(while supplies last)sand dollar necklace
order by May 1st.

Upstairs is finally opened, and while I will continue to rearrange the furniture like a maniac, at least you now have your favorite spot to meet a friend, spread out with a snack and a book or dig in and finish writing your novel! If only I could pipe in the Wonka music as you crest the top of the stairs…

We hope to see you Sunday May 1st! It will be lovely, rain or shine!Herb-Tea-Cup-may basketsmay daywedding cake





Time for the Bunny Hustle

I don’t know if that’s a thing, but it should be. Spring is here, pollen is thick and vile and the upstairs is trying to be done but MAN is it a project! We were open this past Sunday (the 20th!!!) and I felt mildly guilty about the reactions from people who said things like “Yay! We have our Sunday back!” or “Finally, Sunday is the only day we are off while you guys are open!”. Our reasoning for the “Sunday scale-back” was to give our kids a real weekend day-at least for a bit in the winter- where Mom was actually home when they woke up, etc. So! Thank you for a.) your patience in letting us do just that for a few months and  b.) your pointed exuberance as we geared back up to return to normal hours! Makes us feel like we are part of your family :) Sunday “cake by the ocean!!”  969721_2119665706239_1471083313_n

For THIS weekend, obviously, we won’t be open for Easter, because it’s Easter. We will be open Wednesday thru Saturday and will stay open later on Friday and Saturday for Easter Order Pick-ups. The Easter options are posted below. As always, please order ahead! We will be having Hot Cross Buns as well as Chickerdoodles and adorable pastel Russian Tea Cakes! Easter Basket Coffee will be back in on Wednesday, too!


Logan has a limited amount of Easter cards left so snag them before they hop away!

easter card #loganelliottart

As if all this weren’t enough, our fabulous neighbor is having a MAJOR sidewalk sale this weekend!! So fun! Sandy Toes Boutique

sandy toes

Easter Menu:

Carrot Cake Deluxe ~ coconut, pineapple, raisins, pecans, and cream cheese icing make this a must for carrot cake lovers  ~ $35.00

Country Coconut Cake ~ yellow cake with super coconut icing ~ $29.00

Caramel Cake ~ three layers of buttery caramel cake, filled and frosted with caramel frosting ~ $31.00

Sour Cherry Pie ~ $20.00

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie ~ $20.00

Lemon Chews – 6 packs festively adorned ~ $9.00

Apricot Jam Bars – 6 packs festively adorned ~ $14.00

Blackberry Lemon Jam Bars – 6 packs festively adorned ~ $14.00

That is all. Please make the cold weather go away. To all our faithful friends who have been working so hard upstairs-we thank you WHOLEHEARTEDLY! Without you this would have taken as long to build as a medieval church. We mean that.

Happy Easter!!! Happy Spring!!!!
In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain


Nashville, here we come!

This Saturday will be #piebythesliceSaturday and #cakebythesliceSaturday ! WE WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL 11:00 A.M. ON SATURDAY THE 5TH!!!! We are invading Nashville for an almostfamily member’s wedding and so we are leaving Tanis and Jelena on deck to serve drinks and slices of joy to you all! Make sure to go and offer them your best advice and loving support!

3/14 is PI DAY! You are welcome to order a pie for pickup on this day! Options are Sour Cherry, Key Lime and Triple Berry Cream!

We are featuring Irish Soda Bread, Irish Creme Coffee, Whiskey Cheddar Breads and Kale Cheddar Scones up until St. Patrick’s Day-make sure to order for your at home festivities!

When I return from Nashville we will post the Spring Break hours and the Easter menu. Fingers crossed the upstairs renovations will be complete by St. Patrick’s Day!

Keeping this short-I have to go shine all my rhinestone boots and denim so I can be karaoke-ready for Nashville.