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First, let’s all just gawk at the decor of this place?! It’s GORGEOUS!! Designed by the brilliant Kelly Wrestler, Viviane is a gorgeous Mid-Century gem located inside the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills! The restaurant leads out to the colorful, iconic pool where even Marilyn Monroe enjoyed a dip! Award-winning chef Michael Hung serves up […]

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In the Mix: Viviane Beverly Hills
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I honestly love doughnuts. I don’t just post about them and pretend to like them… I really do love and eat them. I first tried Sidecar Doughnuts while waiting for an appointment in Orange County, and after one bite of a salt and butter doughnut, I was hooked!! I don’t think I’ve tried a better […]

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In the Mix with Sidecar Doughnuts
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 “But first, coffee”… it’s all over Alfred’s walls, cups and retail items and we love it. Alfred’s is definitely one of the best coffee shops in Los Angeles. Not only do they have a cute slogan and brew Stumptown coffee, but they also sell so many other unique teas, juices, iced drinks and pastries. Alfred’s has […]

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In the Mix with Alfred Coffee
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I wholeheartedly appreciate a well-designed, artisan coffee shop! I will admit, I’ve become a total coffee snob… it probably started with my second job ever, as a barista. I had just turned 16, and making coffee drinks was my jam… wait, jam and coffee? Does that sound good?! Hmmmm. Anyway, moving on… I absolutely love, […]

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In the Mix: The Assembly West Hollywood
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We stopped by the very colorful and absolutely delicious ICDC to chat with co-owner and pastry chef, Mariah Swan! They’re serving up 3 of our favorite things – ice cream, donuts and coffee! We wanted to know more about this charming dessert shop and how they make their yummy treats, so we went In the […]

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In the Mix with ICDC
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I’ve watched Willy Wonka more times than I would like to tell you and my childhood dream was to be a chocolatier… not surprising, right? In my early twenties, I actually thought about going to school to learn everything chocolate, then flying to South America to source out my own beans and starting my business…. […]

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In the Mix with Compartes Chocolate
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If there’s one thing we’ve had a lot of, it’s ice cream… but definitely not flavors like green corn tamale, peking duck and bratwurst and mustard ice cream!! Those are just a few of the incredibly unique flavors developed by some of LA’s top street vendor chefs, in collaboration with Salt & Straw! And you […]

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In the Mix with Salt & Straw!
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We have been long time fans of Jeni’s over here at Sugar and Charm, stopping in for scoops in Charleston (see that in our video!) and most recently Chicago. So when we heard Jeni was opening up shop in Los Feliz, we might have busted out our happy dance of pure joy! Jeni’s is the real deal. […]

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In the Mix: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream LA
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We heard it through the grapevine that Créme Caramel LA is a MUST try bakery tucked away in the valley. It’s a quaint space serving up some of the most delicious desserts in LA. It started as a Farmers Market booth and became widely popular for their créme caramels, bread puddings and upside down pies. They […]

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In the Mix: Créme Caramel LA
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We’re In the Mix with California Donuts today! A very cool and retro donut shop that’s been serving up creatively delicious donuts to Angelinos since 1982! What really drew me to this awesome donut shop are the amazing cereal toppings and charming donut letters! You can pre-order any words or phrases you want and customize it with […]

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In the Mix with California Donuts
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Ready for a full on ice cream explosion?! We’re In the Mix with Los Angeles’s popular ice cream shop, Sweet Rose Creamery! I was impressed not only with how incredibly tasty the ice cream was, but also with the Sweet Rose Creamery philosophy. They’re a farm-to-table ice cream shop, sourcing high quality ingredients from local […]

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In the Mix with Sweet Rose Creamery
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I’m very excited to share ‘Lette Macarons on Sugar and Charm today! I was thrilled when they invited us to check out their gorgeous boutique in the Larchmont Village area of LA. The all-white interior is beautiful and I adore how the cookies add pops of color throughout the shop! I was honestly very curious if […]

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In The Mix with ‘Lette Macarons
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This post brings me back to an old post I wrote in 2010 titled If I owned a candy store and I think it’s safe to say I have a small candy addiction. When I heard about a new gourmet candy shop called Sugarfina in Beverly Hills, I had to “sugar” rush to get down there! Not surprisingly, it’s […]

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In the Mix with Sugarfina
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Today I’m on a sugar high because we’re In the Mix with Brown Butter Cookie Company! When sisters Traci and Christa started getting more attention for the cookies in their small Central Coast sandwich shop, they knew they were onto something. And that something just happens to be one of the most delectable, melt-in-your-mouth cookies […]

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In the Mix With Brown Butter Cookie Company
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I heard whispers around town that Proof Bakery is incredible and that I must try it. So one early morning, I took my friend Kim (who snapped the lovely photos) down to check it out. When we arrived there was already a line of people waiting before the doors even opened… good sign. Once we […]

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In the Mix with Proof Bakery
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I discovered Deluscious Cookies when I was working at the W Hollywood Residences. I was making gift bags for an event and we dropped one of the most amazing, individually wrapped cookies inside each bag. I was so wishing there to be extras because the look and aroma of these cookies and not eating one […]

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In the Mix with Deluscious Cookies + Milk
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  Flavors like Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, Earl Gray and Guinness are  what grabbed my attention when reading about this charming ice cream shop that had just opened a new location on Third Street in Los Angeles. Carmela is a bright and airy ice cream parlor, scooping up artisan flavors (in the most beautiful waffle […]

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In the Mix with Carmela Ice Cream
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When we were in San Francisco, we paid a visit and went In the Mix with Miette! Being a fan of the charming Miette cookbook, it was on my list to visit the delightful sweet shop! When you step into Miette you’re greeted with floral-covered walls, mint green tables, rows and rows of candy and adorable […]

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In the Mix with Miette San Francisco
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This week we’re In the Mix and tasting some sweet treats with The Hart and The Hunter.  This uber trendy restaurant located in the Palihouse Hotel, Melrose is not only cooking up some good ol’ market-fresh food, but Le Cordon Bleu graduate and pastry chef, Sarah Lange is baking some insanely delicious treats. I sat […]

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In the Mix with The Hart and the Hunter
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We’re starting a fantastic new series here on Sugar and Charm. I better invest in a treadmill because we’re going “In the Mix” with best bakeries, sweet shops and little cafes around Los Angles and other fabulous cities! We’re getting a glimpse of the bakery, tasting the goods and drinking divine coffee. Sometimes we even […]

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In the Mix with Short Cake

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