Vintage Mixer Charms & Lavender Lemonade Mimosas

I cherish my baby-blue KitchenAid mixer with a deep and abiding affection normally reserved for expensive champagne and baby bulldogs. A KitchenAid mixer is a rite of epicurean passage, an objet d’lust, a culinarily-inclined girl’s best friend. After all, what are first marriages for, if not the immediate post-engagement stampede to Williams-Sonoma to register for THIS beauty? And true love, of course.  Ahem.

Given my feelings about stand mixers, I couldn’t help but be entranced by this vintage mixer charm ($36), hanging in tiny pretty Verabel Jewelry Studio (3012 NE Alberta St.). It even comes with a cupcake pan for good measure.

mixercharm

Speaking of objets d’lust, after ogling Verabel’s gorgeous repurposed vintage jewelry, I recommend stopping in at nearby creperie Suzette, for a lavender lemonade mimosa on the patio. It’s an excellent $7 summer stand-in for expensive champagne, although it’s not nearly as cute as a baby bulldog.

lavendar lemonade mimosa