Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lattes and cupcakes

So this past week and this coming Wednesday I'll be subbing my good friend at Arlo's coffee shop.
(I work at Arlo & Esme on the weekends as a bartender until The Studio can be my bread & butter -don't ask me how I do it all because I don't even know.)

It's so much fun to be able to 1. have as many lattes and cappuccinos as I want 2. work in such a pleasant atmosphere with cool people 3. try to design on the foam (which I never get right).

I was looking online on how to do all the crazy designs you'll see in some of these pictures (that are not taken nor made by me - I really just grabbed them online and made it look prettier), and I found out there are even competitions on it! It's called Latte Art. Some of the videos will blow your mind. It looks so easy, but trust me, it is not.

Anyway, as I had my free time while sipping on some delicious Kobricks coffee I read about this wonderful designer Jessica (through my friend Rachel's twitter) that runs Volume 25. Guys you have to check out her stuff. She is incredible. She's already designing cards for the holiday and I want all of them!

Last week she gave out these graphics so kids can cut out and build their own cupcakes.
I don't have kids so I downloaded them for myself!!!! I love them! You too can do the same. They are the most adorable thing I've ever seen. I put some of the pictures here, but you can download the full thing at her website.

I hope you love it as much as I do!
Have a good week everyone (and check out our store, I'll be adding new products today! Oh and if you're around downtown Manhattan stop by for a coffee on Wednesday - 42 East 1st street between 1st and 2nd avenues).



  1. Tha do céu!! Que coisa mais linda!
    E agora você vai fazer o "latte art" no Aslo?
    DEMAIS hein!
    I wish i could pass by for a cup of coffee :)

    Não me canso de dizer o quão talentosa você é!
    Te amo.

  2. Prima eu nao fiz esses cafes, eu soh fiz eles ficarem bonitos!!! Sao fotos que eu manipulei! Mas eu to tentando. Um dia eu chego la!

    Te amo tambem.

  3. Aren't those cupcakes the cutest?! I am glad you downloaded them :)

    The cafe where you work looks so nice. I will have to check it out when I am in Manhattan sometime.

  4. Please do!
    It's really cute and also great if you wanna do some work outside of your house. And at night we have music and drinks as well. Call Lisa and come visit!

  5. Lavish lattes! These look absolutely yummy! I think I'll drop by and have a taste of one these works of art. Cupcakes are fun too. And they go great with lattes. :)

  6. We should have a craft afternoon there with lattes and cupcakes!
    I'm gonna work on that!

    Take care Stephanie!