Cupcake Monday: Sweet Paul Summer Issue is Out!
Just about everything that's great in life is found in Sweet Paul magazine. Food, colour, beauty, light, surprise and delight - just what you need to create a blissful moment for yourself, or bond with family and friends, in or around your own home. (Though you don't even need to do anything, just looking through Sweet Paul is a massive treat! But you must, and you'll see why.)
New York-based food and interiors stylist Paul Lowe aka Sweet Paul has just launched his summer issue, the 5th and biggest yet at 144 pages filled with mouth-watering recipes, eye-popping interiors and wonderfully creative people sharing their craft, always with a little of the unexpected thrown in and all so gorgeously styled and photographed. This issue was as hungrily anticipated as a dark chocolate donut and strawberry lime float (page 122) on cheat day.
Paul tells me he thinks this is his best issue yet, and I wholeheartedly agree. A fresh new layout debuts as does a print version of Sweet Paul magazine, now available at newsstands in Norway, Paul's home country. Lucky them!
As always, I want to make everything from these pages, but my first crack will have to be one of Paul's incredible summer salads. Have you ever seen potato salad presented so brilliantly? Yes, that is potato salad on the right! Now that is food styling at its finest.
Paul presents his summer brunch menu which includes lobster rolls, Pimm's cups and yet another neat idea for guests' place cards:
I have promised my daughter to make something from the Sweet Paul Soda Fountain story, such a sacrifice:
And a picnic is in order which might look a little like this:
I could go on and on and on but best you just go see for yourself!
All photos from Sweet Paul magazine, summer issue