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I met LouLou Baker when she illustrated the Georgetown Cooks cookbook. Her love of animals, artistic talent, perfectionist detailing, charming baby gifts and personalized stationery are non pareil!

LouLou Baker
Photo by LouLou Baker

After speed reading Barbra Streisand’s memoir, her voice called out coffee (her favorite flavor) at the Whole Foods frozen dessert aisle. That's where I chanced upon Dolci Gelati and the best espresso gelato this side of Naples. I can now vouch for more than a few of their their many, many luscious flavors of artisanal gelato and sorbets!  

Pastry chef Gianluigi Dellaccio
Pastry chef Gianluigi Dellaccio  Photo by Dolci Gelati

Searching for a gift for a health-conscious friend, I found Ikigai's elegant, indestructible pill cases and organizers. Gorgeous metallic colors, multiple sizes and all engravable. Great for travel.

Photo by Ikigai

And Soapbox when I decided to do all my weekly shopping at Wegmans (Almost there as their seafood and wine selections can't be beat). With every purchase, this company makes a soap bar donation to someone in need. Who knew watermelon and peonies were so compatible?

Photo by Soapbox