goodies from Paris

March 8, 2011 |  Category:   friends happy purchases

Wow, thanks for all the cookie names. I like how some of you came back to make even more suggestions, ha! And amazing that with almost 200 entries so far, there are only a handful of repeat names. That’s crazy. Ok, so we have a lot of names to sift through, and you know what? I realized that we’re less than a week away from our blog anniversary and we always do a giveaway to celebrate, so we’re going to pick 2 winners as usual, 1 random and 1 name winner if we do in fact use a name out of the pool. You get to pick another pack of cookies of your choice to go with your booty, so we’re closing the contest a day earlier since Mark will be baking those cookies Friday and we want them to be fresh. Maybe we’ll throw something else in there as well.

Speaking of fun things in the mail, our friends Nichole and Evan picked up these treats for us on their last trip to Paris (not the candle, the candle is from Target, but Nichole has become my candle pimp. She keeps giving me candles every time we go over to their house). Included in the package was a bar of dark chocolate with pink peppercorns. It reminded her of our pink peppercorn cookies, but we wasted no time in eating that right away, so no photo.

Nicole and I have been trying to go to Paris together for a long weekend, but it doesn’t look like it will happen for Spring as we’d originally hoped. Maybe in the Fall, but the girls, Mark and I are getting really excited about our upcoming summer trips. We’ll go back to Seattle in August as usual, but we’re looping in a trip to San Francisco and Yosemite while we’re out West. At the end of May, we’ll spend 4-5 days in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. We haven’t been there before.

Is it summer yet?

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  • andrea March 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • mina March 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Make sure you go to the sand dunes in the Outer Banks! We were 21 and had a blast rolling down dunes that were the size of mountains!

  • Liza March 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    If you have the time, I’d recommend taking a day-trip to Ocracoke. It’s the southernmost island and you have to take a ferry to make it over but it’s fantastic. About 80% of the island is all beach and then at the most southern tip is a great little town.

  • elizabeth (nella paper studio) March 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    You will love the outerbanks! I agree with Ocracoke and be sure to check out the wild horses that inhabit the island.

  • Jenna March 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    @ Liza and Elizabeth. That island sounds fantastic. I don’t know if we’ll have time? We’re only there 4 full days. We’re driving so we have 2 travel days. We’re staying near Avon, doesn’t look like it’s too far. Will look into it, thanks!

  • jenna March 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    pink peppercorns, mmm

  • Susan March 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Ooh, love the goodies she gave you! Great idea to have a girls trip! We’re planning a San Francisco trip, and I might get back to Paris soon, we’ll see…you will love the Outer Banks (I lived in Charlotte NC for many years).

  • Ines Anchondo March 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    oh! how lovely….and the names for the cookies were all such good ideas….I can’t wait to see what you decided….

  • Gali March 8, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I love the design of your products! everything is so amazing and with such an amazing taste.

  • Renita March 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Yeah!!! I’m glad you guys are coming to Northern Cali !!!!

  • Angela March 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    One of my favourite part of summer means that I get to visit my inlaws in PA and order your cookies! I could use a little (or a lot) of summer right about now!

  • diamondkelt March 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I miss going to the OBX ^_^ Such a nice quiet vacation, well it might be busy since you’ll be there around Memorial day, but it’ll be a fun experience.
    Check out Kittyhawk Kites while you’re there, it’s in a little shopping center right across from Jockey’s Ridge Park where the biggest sand dunes are.

  • michelle March 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I’m dieing to get back out to Yosemite this year, maybe we’ll bump into each other on a mountain 🙂
    Sounds like you have a great summer coming up.

  • Nichole Robertson March 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Those look even better in your photos! I love the Outer Banks. We used to stay in a house in Corolla and it was so peaceful there. Jealous!

  • Michelle | gold-hearted girl March 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    What a wonderful summer planned. Yosemite is one of my favorite places in the world. Its beauty blows me away.

  • Isabelle March 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I’m going to San Francisco over the summer too!
    And I live in North Carolina. But not the Outer Banks.
    Anyways, have fun:)

  • Caddy March 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Your trips sound lovely. I’d love to go to Paris this summer. My best friend is going.

  • Stéphanie March 9, 2011 at 4:15 am

    If you’re interested by a trip in Paris maybe you’ll read with pleasure an old guidebook by an american named William Pembroke Fetridge : The American travellers’ guides: Hand-books for travellers in Europe and the East, being a guide through Great Britain and Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Tyrol, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Spain, and Portugal (1869)
    You can find a pdf in google book search !

  • Kristin March 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Yay for your trip to my home state of NC! You will love it at the OBX.

  • emmy March 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Paris is the most beautiful city in the world! I am actually wearing a “I love Paris” tee right now! lol!

  • V March 11, 2011 at 10:51 am

    You should check out Duck in the Outer Banks. Nothing but houses and beach and a cute little commercial area with a few shops (including an amazing donut shop!) which is nice if you want to walk around and take a break from the beach. There are also bike paths everywhere and bike rentals are cheap, so you don’t need to drive. We drive to the Outer Banks from NYC every year and it’s very doable, but I would recommend staying closer to the entrance of the Outer Banks (Duck is cute, but Southern Shores, Nags Head or Kitty Hawk are also close) rather than driving farther south.

    Ocracoke is beautiful and has a really nice, relaxed vibe, but it takes a long time to get there between the drive and the ferry. I wouldn’t think 2 days is enough.

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