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Auntie Em's Green Tea Cake

One of the best parts about being in L.A is the great food! + for those even more daring the chance to cook some amazing recipes inspired by our L.A surroundings.In "our pantry" at our Los Angeles store you can find a delicious recipe for Green Tea Cake, inside Auntie Em's Cookbook. This amazing cake recipe was inspire by L.A's Chinatown!


{Makes 1 8-inch layer cake}


2 cups flour ¾ teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon matcha green tea powder 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons water 1 cup buttermilk, divided Green Tea Cream Cheese Frosting


 I N S T R U C T I O N S

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease (spray or butter) 2 8-inch round cake and line with cake liners or cut-out circles of parchment paper. Grease top of the liner as well. Set aside.

In a medium bowl stir together flour, salt, baking soda, and green tea powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla, and water. Mix until ingredients are fully combines and mixture is a uniform yellow. Using a rubber spatula, fold in half the flower mixture and whisk to remove any lumps. Divide batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake until the cake is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes. Set aside to cool.


Set 1 cake on a cake board or platter. Scoop about 2 cups of frosting onto the cake and use and offset spatula to smooth frosting to the edges. Add more if needed to create a ½-inch to ¾-inch layer of frosting. Place second cake upside down on frosting. This gives the cake a nice flat top. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes to let frosting firm up. Remove cake from refrigerator and use remaining frosting to coat top and side of the cake.

New Year, New You! -- Resolutions/Tips to start fresh!

As we kick off 2015, many of us are thinking of the positive outcomes this year can have!Setting some goals and resolutions is a great way to go about it!


image1dr_1 Explore our Culver City location for a vast selection of plants and containers! Mix and match to create the perfect oasis all year long!


IMG_0099 copyIMG_6909 Whether it be baking or cooking, at our Los Angeles store you can wander Our Pantry, where you can find amazing cook books! Better your cooking skills or try unique recipes to wow! your guests this year!! Not to mention all the delicious cocktail books! ;)


GregsPinterest Pillows_5 copy Take on a creative project! Redecorate your home! Shop either of our locations or straight from our warehouse at our Culver City store. Add a special touch to every corner and nook of your home! A stunning light fixture to brighten a room or simply the perfect pillow to tie it all together!!

Here is to a productive and creative 2015!

Thank you for a great 2014!

A few days shy from welcoming 2015, we want to go back and recap a great 2014!This year we had plenty to be excited and thankful for! We gave a kick start to our pop-up shop events as well as meeting and partnering with a ton of great companies! The rebuild of our Culver City barn! + our cheerful holiday events!!


Early this year we experienced a tough time at our Culver City location. Our 1st floor green house or the barn as we like to refer to it suffered damaged during an accidental fire. We were very lucky no one was hurt and very thankful from all the great support we received from our customers and friends! We were able to rebuild the barn and had it up in an running a few months after!

As the Summer rolled in our team was hard at work planning our first ever pop-up shop event, the Los Angeles Summer Marketplace, held at our Los Angeles store.

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We met some great people and amazing businesses through our first pop-up shop event, which was a great success!!

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As we closed out the Summer we started prepping for our favorite time of year! The Winter holidays!

We held Holiday Premieres at both stores, where customers got a first-chance to shop our unique holiday collections of decor and gifts!


Guests get to wander our store spaces to view our artistic holiday installations, some of the favorites this year were our classic Winter Wonderland and our rendition of a Paris Flea Market

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We closed out 2014 with our second pop-up shop event! Keeping with momentum of our Paris Flea Market collection our Los Angeles Holiday Bazaar event came about!


We invited great new business as well as some of the vendors that took part of our first event! While the afternoon was chilly, many guests enjoyed some afternoon shopping and some warm treats!


While our year might have started rocky... we can say we had a great year with a fabulous outcome + met amazing people along the way! Can't wait for 2015  + we'd love for you to be part of it!!

The American Cocktail -- Maple Syrup Toddy

Weekend before the Christmas! We have the perfect cocktail to keep you warm and an add a bit more cheer while doing your gift wrapping!!

In Our Pantry at our Los Angeles store you can find one of our all time favorite books, The American Cocktail. In that you can find a great recipe for a delicious + warm Maple Syrup Toddy!


I N G R E D I E N T S [Serves 1] 2 oz applejack 1 oz sweet 1 oz Averna 1 teaspoon Grade B maple syrup 3 oz hot water


D I R E C T I O N S combine the applejack, vermouth, Averna, and maple syrup in a mug and stir until blended. Add the hot water and stir again. Garnish with the lemon peel, twisting it over the drink to release the oils. Garnish- 2-inch piece of lemon peele


Enjoy + keep warm!


12 Days of Gifting -- Give them the gift of choice!

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because you shouldn't have to make a tough decision during the holidays, let them choose!


but if you insist let us help you recap some great gift ideas!!!

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L O S   A N G E L E S  | H O L I D A Y    B A Z A A R check out some amazing vendors  at our HOLIDAY BAZAAR on December 13 from 2pm-6pm at our Los Angeles store. 7505 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles Ca 90036

Pei Design Soko My Dear Gypsy Mason Grace Jewelry Hulma Sassy Pixie Productions Charlie + Marcelle Polite Society Oh, Hello Friend Androgyny Design Gypsy Eats Rose Avenue Sweets ALL GOOD Sauce LA Nancy Yuan Objects with a Purpose Sequins + Sugar Heirloom Design House The Spanish Tin Louise's Hats Sweet Rose Creamery Matcha Source

We hope to see you there!!!!