As evidenced by a wide variety of old school beach party flicks (1960s Frankie Valli though *swoon*), summer is an opportune time for romance. This year has been the first time in a while that the majority of my friends are single, and we have been [Read more…]
Hello and nice to meet you!
My name is Emily and this is my first time as a blogger for Dandy Boutique and I’m so happy to be here sharing a delicious Cherry Pistachio Galette as my introduction. I began my baking blog, My Floury Things about 7 months ago as a personal project. In January of last year, I relocated from Charleston to Seattle and decided to invest in a new camera to pursue my love of lifestyle portrait photography. Being in this large, moody city, I have found it quite difficult to make creative connections. (Yes, the “Seattle freeze” is real) With an amazing new camera and no one to shoot… I decided I had to shoot SOMETHING and that brought up my 2nd love, baking.
Baking has been something I’ve done most of my life. With the start of my blog, I really wanted to become more comfortable conforming existing recipes, bake recipes out of my comfort zone, and even write some of my own recipes! One of the main reasons I love baking is because of its methodical nature. While you can toss some vanilla extract and a teaspoon of cinnamon in most recipes with success, changing its core measurements or ingredients such as flour, eggs or baking powder can have a devastating effect if not done properly. As a perfectionist, baking has taught me a lot… crying over a flat loaf of bread is pretty pathetic, right? Exactly.
Since summer is upon us and fresh fruits are showing up at our local supermarkets, I thought June was the perfect month to feature cherries! I don’t often bake with cherries, but I do love fruit desserts because they are naturally sweet! This summer has bloomed into a love affair between me and galettes. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, a galette comes from the French word galet, meaning a smooth, flat pebble. The very earliest breads and simple flat cakes or pastries were often given the name galette. Modern-day galettes usually refer to a free-formed rustic tart; 0ne single piece of pie dough, with edges folded up and over delicious fresh fruits or savory fillings!
A couple of months ago I made these miniature Strawberry Rhubarb + Honey Galettes and was hooked! I created this Cherry Pistachio Galette recipe from scratch, after studying many galette recipes on the hunt for the perfect crust. This amazing treat is full of sweet and tart cherries, fresh lemon zest, a little bit of coconut sugar, almond flour and chopped pistachios all tucked away in a buttery flaky crust. This recipe makes 1 small galette that serves about 4. Hint: The lovely thing about galettes is that if you’re not comfortable making your own dough, you can always use store bought…although I highly encourage you to at least give it a try before you say it’s too hard!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and can’t wait to know what you think! Until next time- Emily.
Recently I have connected with some amazing ladies to revitalize the Dandy Blog. I have always wanted to create a fun, enthusiastic, and creative space to talk about anything from baking to fashion to whatever seems to pop into our heads. Being stretched a little thin I thought about how we could do this and keep the posts fun with fresh content on a weekly basis. So I reached out to some talented friends of mine that have helped us in the past with everything from photography to collaborations, and illustrations. This new adventure is a great way to bring together like-minded creatives that have so much spunk, personality, and style. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us! So without further adieu I would like you to meet the new members of the Dandy Blogging team!
KRISTEN of Cats in My Closet |Monachopsis Fashion MagazineKristen “KiKi” Milford is an intersectional feminist, budding fashion stylist, and pro list-maker. She’s the CEO & Creative Director for Cats in My Closet, a style blog, and Editor-in-Chief of Monachopsis, a fashion magazine with an emphasis on representation. When she’s not glued to a computer screen, she can be found chatting with the street cats that run rampant in downtown Charleston (she’s fluent in feline, you know.) [Read more…]
Dandy has always been a vintage inspired clothing boutique, but in the past a lot of the periods we focused on we’re the 40’s 50’s, and early 60’s. This season I wanted to shed some light on one of my favorite decades and also share with you our new 70’s inspired collection in the store now. So without further adieu follow us as we take a trip back to the grooviest era and start the summer off right with bell bottoms, crop tops, and a whole lot of retro vibes!
As Dandy’s third anniversary has come and gone it has made me do a little reflecting over the past few years and all the adventures I have had along the way. I decided to go back to one of the first places I ever did a photo shoot, Colonial Lake. Nervous and having no idea what I was doing, I awkwardly posed for photos and felt completely lacking in confidence. Now a days it is still not my [Read more…]
I don’t think you have to look too far back to realize that Halloween is my favorite time of year! The cooler weather, the decorations, the costumes, and all the fun parties make it the most whimsical time of year! We decorate the store to the nines, make our “Autumn To-Do List,” and of course try and create the perfect Halloween costume. The past few years I have been using pieces from my favorite vintage thrift shops and also pieces from Dandy to create fun unique looks. This year a few friends got together and we pulled fun pieces from Dandy and played dress-up the best possible way…..Halloween style! [Read more…]
Charleston is hot and it will continue to be hot for the next couple of months. As much as I want to feel the crisp breeze of Autumn I know I won’t be feeling that till mid to late October, unless by some miracle we get quite the cold snap. So what does one do when you are a lover of all things from the pumpkin season, including the clothes, but the [Read more…]
As summer slowly comes to an end, we are staring at the weather channel impatiently waiting to cross that finish line into a warm hug from your favorite sweater and bundle up for the fall. Just like the beautiful changing colored leaves, we are “falling” for this season’s must haves (and yes pun is intended.) Lets start with the colors of the fall, and fitting for this time of year one of the more popular shades you need to have hanging in your closet is a deep red or maroon. Though it can be considered a color that is a step on the wild side for some, it pairs so nicely with neutral tans, blush, browns, and black; as well as a perfect transition pulling the color straight out of the summer sunset and on to the leaves of the trees. [Read more…]