December 2012 archive

Holiday Tart, in Chocolate and Caramel

So last year I made this dessert to take to my father’s house for Christmas night dinner. I mean, I knew we’d all like it, as it is primarily composed of chocolate, butter, and cream, but I was wholly unprepared for the almost maniacal passion Dad conceived for this thing. In the lead-up to Christmas […] Read more…

Sweet Nothing Du Jour: 12/24/12

I frickin love the Nutcracker.  And I love watching great artists work.  And I’ve never seen this choreography before, and I love it, because she just so totally looks like a frickin Sugar Plum Fairy.  And I love both of the repetiteurs, because they are awesome and slightly adorable.  So here’s the Royal Ballet in […] Read more…

Brand Introduction: Panache Superbra

Panache is a huge market leader in the full-bust lingerie industry, and, along with Freya, they’re usually one of the first full-bust brands many North American women encounter. Founded in 1982, Panache now includes five brands: Superbra (basics and basics-with-a-twist), Cleo (bright, colorful, whimsical designs), Masquerade (sometimes known as Harlequin in the US, slightly more […] Read more…

Love

I’ve felt speechless ever since Friday morning.  The news from Newtown, Connecticut is the sort of news over-used words were designed for: Shocking.  Horrible.  Tragic.  Sickening.  Heartbreaking.  I know no one in Newtown, but I’m staggered by how profound that city’s grief must be.  I cannot imagine what the parents, teachers, friends, families, neighbors, and caretakers […] Read more…

Nutcracker Sweets Act III: 5 Holiday Picks for Fuller Figures

More festive lingerie, holiday-or-otherwise!  Today’s picks are for customers shopping in the full-figure market.  For purposes of this post, I’ve chosen items available in at least band sizes 36-42 and at least DD cups, although some of the options are available in additional sizes. Oh.  Yeah, actually, my first pick isn’t even bra-sized.  Yikes.  Sorry […] Read more…

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