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Spring 2012

Celebrate Spring!


Hope Wallace Karney

Samantha Cabrera

Lulu Tapp

Maria Carr

Sara Duckett

Kimberly Taylor

Becki Griffin

Pam Garrison

Serena Thompson

SOUVENIR Heather Bullard Editor-in-Chief Founder & Creative Director

Hope Wallace Karney Art Director & Graphic Designer Melaine Thompson Market Editor Amy Hanna

Amanda Crabtree Weston Copy Editor & Writer General Inquiries Website


Brooke Giannetti

Amanda Crabtree Weston

Publishing Office Heather Bullard Productions 231 E. Alessandro Blvd., Suite 480 Riverside, CA 92508 Our spring cover: Photo and Styling by Heather Bullard

Special thanks to those who helped behind the scenes! Jenny Doh, Kay Hammar, Suzette Ratcliff, JoAnn Guillott, Paulien Guillott, Delisa Hunt, Lori Vrba, Mark Griffin, Nicole Carr, Bethany Carr, Jack Peterson and Cammy Pollak 3 | SOUVENIR

From the Editor

For many, spring represents a fresh start, a season of newness; for SOUVENIR, it has meant exciting changes as we celebrate the launch of this issue of the magazine. Some of the best changes we’ve made for SOUVENIR include bringing our readers this delightfully new interactive online format that is also iPad friendly, as well as a print version that can be ordered and delivered right to your doorstep. In addition, we’ve added several ways to better connect with our readers through our new SOUVENIR Facebook page and SOUVENIR website, where we’d love to hear from you! With that, I’d like to welcome you to the premier issue of the new SOUVENIR Magazine! Within these pages, you’ll find gorgeous home and shop features, inspiring lifestyle stories, fascinating travel destinations, delicious recipes, and easy craft and decorating ideas from our team of talented contributors. As our page count has expanded, so has our team — bringing photographers, travel experts, interior designers, and so much more to each issue to tell these stories. I’d like to extend a special thank you to the thousands of subscribers who supported my original SOUVENIR Gazette; your encouragement gave me the motivation to expand SOUVENIR and begin this new and exciting frontier. Now relax and enjoy, as we take a peek into beauty found across the nation this spring. I know I can’t wait to throw open the windows, freshen up my décor, and make plans for luncheons with friends to celebrate this season. To exciting change and growth, Heather Bullard Editor-in-Chief Founder & Creative Director







2 EDITORS LETTER 4 CONTRIBUTORS 6 EMPORIUM Fresh market picks from our contributors. 12 ODDFELLOWS Visit a Seattle cafe with moody atmosphere and delicious food. 20 FRESH GARDENS & ANTIQUE TREASURES A California garden shop filled with gift ideas for spring. 32 A COLLECTOR’S EYE An avid collector shares the meaning behind her treasures.


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40 THE MAKINGS OF A VINTAGE HOME Learn expert tips for using vintage items in your decor. 48 VINTAGE VESSELS Freshen up your floral arrangements with vintage containers. 58 THE WHITE HOUSE Peek inside an inspirational Southern California white home. 68 A BIRTHDAY FIT FOR A VIKING Sail away on a Viking birthday adventure for kids. 78 CURIOUS DETAILS A Houston home with natural instincts and casual style.

90 CHEESE PLEASE Try our easy, no fail cheese plate and pairings. 94 A PORCH FOR GATHERING Sunny skies abound on this Victorian farmhouse porch. 102 GOOD MORNING CAKES Make your morning a celebration with these delicious cakes. 108 OMBRÉ EGGS Take your decorated eggs to a new level, with stripes! 116 HOW-TO 117 RESOURCES 118 THANK YOU 5 | SOUVENIR

Cheese Please An impressive cheese plate can be the key to a great party or an intimate gathering, but it’s hard to know where to start. Good news! All you need are a few ingredients for a standout delicious display. Photos and Styling by Heather Bullard


French Brie

Aged English Cheddar


Parmigiano Reggiano

Herb Goat Cheese


Condiments: Honey and fig jams make perfect sweet choices, while grain mustard and chutneys are more savory options. Breads & Crackers: Keeping several varieties of crackers and breads on hand will make cheese platter presentation easier. Consider multigrain crackers, water crackers, or small toasted bread pieces. Other: Options such as nuts, fresh and dried fruit and veggies, and olives are fun additional toppings.


Make each board a cullinary collection.

Cheese can’t be beat when paired with toppings on a piece of bread or a cracker. Use these ideas, or get creative!

Having a collection of cheese boards allows your food to take center stage.

Pantry staples that are easy to keep on hand include dried fruit, nuts, and crackers.

Cheese is obviously king of the cheese plate, so have fun choosing what types you’ll share. A good variety will ensure everyone will find something they enjoy. Aged: Aged Cheddar, Comte, Gruyere, American Swiss Soft: Constant Bliss, Camembert, Brillat-Savarin Firm: Manchego, Mimolette, Parmigiano-Reggiano Blue: Gorgonzola Dolce, Valdeón, Stilton 9 | SOUVENIR

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