Darling’s Cake (달링스케익)

Back in November we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday. Having been together for so long, it has become increasingly difficult to come up with fun new ways to surprise him each year. So, I decided to create a scavenger hunt to lead him to the clues, presents or places I had planned for him. One of the activities I had planned was taking my boyfriend to a … Continue reading Darling’s Cake (달링스케익)

Decoa Balim (데코아발림)

The name Decoa Balim comes from the combination of the words “decorations” and “cocoa balim,” which is some type of cacao. Owner Oh Seung Jin wanted to create a unique name that would capture the decorative interior of his shop along with the chocolate that is used in many of his desserts. While Decoa Balim has been around for the past 8 or 9 years, I was first introduced to it … Continue reading Decoa Balim (데코아발림)

Vanilla Kitchen: Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Vanilla Kitchen is what I would imagine Martha Stewart’s kitchen to look like; clean cut and simple, yet warm and homey. Fresh and dried flowers can be found along the walls and on every table. Soft splashes of blues, purples and grays color the furniture and walls with a lovely feminine touch. A small library of cook books occupies one wall, tempting all who feel … Continue reading Vanilla Kitchen: Have Your Cake & Eat It Too