All posts tagged October

Cake Flour

Cake Flour is an all-natural bakery on Market Street.  They have an eco-friendly building with energy efficient appliances and work hard to maintain a minimal carbon footprint. They use no artificial anything in their products. Their eggs are grown locally, their flour is organic and unbleached, even their shortening is all natural!

They offer a wide range of products from quiches to cupcakes and always have daily specials. If you haven’t visited yet, head down for a treat. You won’t be disappointed! Their food is delicious!

Photos from Cake Flour website


I recently bought a vintage Salton hot food tray at a yard sale for $1! Salton is a brand that started making appliances in Canada in the 1950s. I think my food tray is from the 1960s based on color and design.  This hot plate not only warms your food but also looks good on the table! I’m excited to use it when I host my Mad Men party in a few weeks!

Getting Married?

I celebrated my first wedding anniversary this month! We used mostly vintage and handmade items in the wedding so I thought I’d share some photos to help give other brides inspiration.

Photos by Winters Photography: Handmade fabric bouquets, Handmade banner with colored lanterns, Handmade button as boutineer, maple bacon donuts from local bakery, blue wedding shoes with handmade garland made by friend, beverages, handmade hair clips for bridesmaids, handmade fabric garland, handmade cheesecake by friend, theatre where wedding ceremony was held, goup shot from reception, handmade hair clip and dress on flower girl

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers is a Louisville based company that makes furniture using renewable wood and excellent craft skills. They make tables, chairs, cabinetry, armoires, etc.  I’ve seen their work in person and it is just beautiful! If you’re looking for eco-friendly furniture with high end style, this is the place to go!

Their storefront is located at 804 East Broadway downtown.

Hey Tiger

Hey Tiger is vintage and handmade store located at 1572 Bardstown Road in the heart of the Highlands neighborhood. They sell work by a multitude of local artisans and their inventory scans everything from vintage dresses to screen printed note cards! They’re always posting new photos of items on facebook so make sure to like their page and keep up to date on their latest vintage finds. With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping locally can help you reduce your carbon footprint and support Louisville’s economy.  Hey Tiger offers such a variety of interesting items that you won’t be disappointed. Check out some of their inventory below! (photos from Hey Tiger facebook page)


Nava Lubelski

I recently saw Nava Lubelski’s artwork at the Asheville Art Museum when I was on vacation. I was immediately drawn to her work. I am fascinated by the use of thread on the canvas. If you look closely at the photos you’ll see how she sews and uses the thread to create webs and add dimension to the paint. Her artwork is striking and beautiful and I’ve never seen anything like it before. Check out her website!

Photos from Nava Lubelski’s website


This Wednesday Just Creations is hosting their annual chocolate bake off as part of their Choctoberfest celebration! It starts at 6PM and is free and open to the public. Community members signed up in advance to participate in the bake off and anyone can come and sample the different creations! A panel of local food experts serve as judges with first place, second place, and fan favorite prizes! It’s a fun and delicious event!

Check out some Louisville chocolate companies and see what scrumptious items local businesses are creating!

Coco’s Chocolate Cafe

Cellar Door Chocolates

Stellar Sweets



Antique Malls

I love Antique Malls! On vacation I visited an antique mall in an old tobacco barn in Asheville, NC and the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall in Charlotte, NC.  These places are a must to visit if you’re ever in the area. The photos below are from my visit to the antique mall in Asheville, NC. This barn was set out in the country and you could hear crickets inside the booths! This antique mall had some of the oldest items that I’ve seen anywhere. It was phenomenal!

Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Mia Boo on Etsy sells unique handmade baby blocks! These cute little wooden toys are the perfect shower gift for a friend or for your very own little one at home. They’re colorful and can even be customized with names.  Check out the Mia Boo Etsy Shop!


Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a Vietnamese baguette sandwich. A result of French colonialism in Vietnam, this delicious sandwich combines both Asian and European flavors making it a unique dish. Traditional ingredients include pickled carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro, chilli peppers, pate, grilled meat, and aioli. The flavors are bright, fragrant and delicious!!!

You can find Banh Mi at the following restaurants in Louisville: Nam Nam Cafe at 318 Wallace Avenue, Coco’s Bakery at 6915 Southside Drive, Annie Cafe at 308 West Woodlawn Avenue, and Pho Binh Minh at 6709 Strawberry Lane

Visit these websites to learn more about Banh Mi and read reviews by Louisville blogs:

Photo from Food People Want website