Christmas Time @ Sweet & Saucy Shop

Well Christmas time has definitely arrived!  As you can probably tell from the lack of blog posts we have been BUSY like little elves at the shop lately!  Thanksgiving no sooner passed, then it was time for Christmas decor, so some of my sweet staff decided to come in the weekend after Thanksgiving and help me decorate the shop. I was also very lucky to get the chance to go with Carissa from JL Designs to the LA Flower Mart and pic up some decor.  Here are some fun photos of us girls in action!





I have to thank photographer and friend, Kristin Eldridge, for taking most of these gorgeous photos!  If you have a chance definitely stop by her website…she is an amazing children’s photographer and captures moments that you’ll remember forever!








I bought those fabulous wooden ornaments from one of my favorite stores, Blue Windows, which is on 2nd Street in Long Beach…if you are in the area definitely stop by!  

Here are some photos I took of the arrangements and sugar cookie ornamants!






Of course we needed to get in the holiday spirit with a new Christmas inspired dessert, so this past week we introduced our new Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes. They have a chocolate cupcake base, peppermint buttercream, and are topped of with peppermint bark.  We also debuted our new Peppermint Brownie Cake Lollipops which are just as delightful tasting!



Another uber exciting announcement that I am so happy to write about it the new addition of Carissa’s amazing talent to my little shop.  jldesigns-holiday collection logo 2I knew when she told me of her new venture that I had to be a part of it somehow and miraculously it all worked out! Carissa will be selling her botanical pieces in my shop starting this Friday, so stop by and check them out!  She will also be at the shop all day Monday to chit chat and go over her designs with you in person.  Here is how she describes her new venture…

“well folks…

this has been on my mind for some time now…itching and nagging… this idea of creating high-end, botanical pieces that fit the JL DESIGNS vibe, but are also sustainable…i figured i have been putting this off long enough and that i should just pony up and launch a line already! ”  So without further ado here they are…








So I know what you are thinking…YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE!!!  Well even if you aren’t in SoCal, don’t worry she is actually selling them nationwide!  Check out her site here!

Also if you are wondering who took Carissa’s lovely photos look no further than the talented husband and wife team of Gabriel Ryan Photographers…two of my personal favs!

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9 Responses to “Christmas Time @ Sweet & Saucy Shop”

  1. Karen says:

    Oh my goodness,oh my goodness! Everything looks like a winter wonderland…and don’t you know that peppermint anything is my favorite! See you soon…real soon!

  2. mrs k says:

    It is GORGEOUS!!!

    And is that your mom? in the black USTA jacket? you didn’t say she went to the championships! OMG Now I can come to Laguna and play tennis with someone!! :)

  3. Brandi says:

    You did such an amazing job decorating! That’s it. I’m SO going to come visit when I’m in LA in January. I found your site just last week and I’m in love with it, but I kinda want to see the real thing in person.

  4. Happy busy holidays Mel! These decorations are out of these world!!!

  5. I have been trying to find time in my schedule to visit your shop and now I am moving everything around to get there on Monday! :) Can’t wait!! My knees get weak just looking at that chocolate peppermint cupcake goodness… you may need to roll me out your door to my car! :)

  6. Becky Christensen says:

    love, love, love your style

  7. Madison K says:

    Winter Wonderland!! I can’t believe I haven’t been to your shop yet it’s so beautiful! I’m making a trip down from sf ASAP! What kind of camera do use for all your pictures?? Happy Holidays! xo

  8. paige appel says:

    I need a peppermint cupcake right now! And love the pop-up shop. I may have to get in my car and come down for a visit. xoxo

  9. Lisa says:

    Beautiful photos!!! Love your decorating!

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