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A New Year

Today is the first time in over a year that it feels like a Saturday. Of course I still worked – I delivered an order, reviewed the finances and talked to Andrew about Amai’s new business cards, but it was different. I felt a sense of calm and was actually able to relax and enjoy [...]

by on January 14th, 2007
Food Blog Awards

Happy new year everyone! I was happy to ring in 2007 with my first ever nomination for a Food Blog Award. Thank you to everyone who nominated us, although I must admit I was surprised by the category. Lovescool is up for Best Chef Food Blog, but I hardly consider myself a chef. Yes, I [...]

by on January 5th, 2007
Menu for Hope

Menu for Hope is the brilliant charity program organized by food blogger Chez Pim, meant to bring food lovers together in support of a worthy cause. Last year it raised over $17,000 for UNICEF; this year, the money raised will support the United Nations World Food Programme. Pim explains this year’s selection best on the [...]

by on December 11th, 2006
Champagne Brownies – Holiday ’06

We had fun designing the new holiday packaging for Amai’s famous Champagne Brownies. Andrew was inspired by old school Champagne bottle labels, and created a black label version for our new “Little Lady” (4-Champagne Brownies) and “Grand Dame” (8-Champagne Brownie) gift boxes. The brownies are true to their original form. Made with dark chocolate, all-natural [...]

by on December 10th, 2006
Road Tasted @ Back in the Day Bakery

Jamie and Bobby Deen, hosts of the TV show Road Tasted, visited Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia for their upcoming holiday gift guide. Back in the Day Bakery is owned by a very lovely lady and fellow food blogger named Cheryl (Buttercream and Roses) and her husband Griffith. Their cakes always look [...]

by on November 26th, 2006
Shop Amai Online

After launching the new Amai website last week, the first question everyone asked was, “Where’s the shopping cart?” Even though Andrew and I have been in the web design world for many years, neither of us have had to deal with building our own e-commerce tool. It’s a suprisingly difficult task. Free shopping carts are [...]

by on November 14th, 2006
Special Sale

The Amai 24-Cookie Tea Sweets gift box will be on sale at a special price this Wednesday, November 8. OneGourmetGoodie.com, a new site that specializes in offering gourmet treats at unbeatable prices, will be offering the Tea Sweets gift box for only $25.99, with $2.99 shipping. That is an amazing deal. I have no idea [...]

by on November 6th, 2006
AmaiNYC.com Makes its Debut

Amainyc.com is finally a real website, with actual product pictures and content! I am very proud of the new website because it highlights the people that are part of Amai, and showcases what we have been working on for the last several months. All of the product pictures were taken by Keiko of Nordljus, a [...]

by on November 1st, 2006
Kyotofu

Kyotofu, a “hip, upscale Japanese dessert bar” will be opening in Hell’s Kitchen this Friday, November 6. I have been waiting for this established Japanese cafe to open its first US branch, and am excited that something so unique will be coming to New York. With reported menu items like Kuromame black bean coffee cake, [...]

by on October 30th, 2006
$1 Coffee and Chocolate

Max Brenner’s, a Wonka-like chocolate emporium in Union Square, is now offering a chocolate-covered waffle and coffee for $1.00. I saw a sign for this incredible deal today waving high above the shop, and I entered just in time to take advantage. I ordered the “$1 special” at 11:07 am, and even though the deal [...]

by on October 17th, 2006

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RECOMMENDED READS
BabyCakes: Vegan and Gluten Free Baking
by Erin McKenna

Super Natural Cooking
by Heidi Swanson

BakeWise: The how's and whys of successful baking.
by Shirley O. Corriher

Baked Brooklyn
by Matt Lewis

Atlas Shrugged
by Andrea Dinoto

Atlas Shrugged
by Ellen Williams

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ABOUT LOVESCOOL

Lovescool is the documentation of a journey to discover what sweet things are out there, why people love them so much, and perhaps what it takes to start something new.

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AMAI TEA & BAKE HOUSE

An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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