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Stephen Frank Laguna Beach

Reflections on food, travel, and decor from our Laguna Beach boutique Stephen Frank Garden & Home, featuring beautiful decor and gifts for indoor and outdoor living including Italian garden pottery, European dinnerware, French linens, home decor, and gifts for all occasions. Located on the corner of Forest Avenue and Third in downtown Laguna Beach, California.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Focaccia Pugliese

Today in the Table and Pantry store we're sampling a wonderful focaccia that we made using the Tipo "00" flour we carry in the store. This is the classic flour used all over Italy in pizzas and focaccia. For this recipe we also used Beldi Moroccan dry cured olives. We've attached the recipe. Click here and ENJOY!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Champagne with Julia Knight



Mark you calendars because Julia Knight will be back in Laguna Beach August 6. If you're not familiar with Julia, she creates the most beautiful serving pieces in hand cast aluminum with interiors of enamel mixed with crushed mother of pearl. Her collections are themed to flowers like peonies, asters, and lilies; the ocean with pieces multiple shapes of shells and display stands with sea horse bases. The pieces in her classic collection all have mother of pearl inlay to enhance the array of colors and shapes.

Please make plans to stop by the first Saturday in August when Julia will be in our store from 11am to 3pm signing and personalizing her pieces. We'll have champagne from our Table and Pantry store and Frank will come up with some fun hors d'oeurves.


We're offering some very special gifts with your purchase as well. Starting at the $150 level, we have the petite oval bowl. This is a great piece on your table for dips or sauces. It makes a great ring catch by the sink or in the powder room. Next, at $300, is the classic hors d'oeurves tray. This is one of our most popular pieces - perfect for crackers or olives. At the $450 level is Julia's Yin Yang bowl. This is one of our favorite pieces in the collection. It's a beautiful mix of inlaid mother or pearl and enamel in the classic 2 sided design of yin and yang.

If you haven't been to the stores yet, our original Garden & Home store is at 477 Forest Avenue and our Table and Pantry store is across the street at 424 Forest Avenue, both at the corner of Third Street right after you come into town from Laguna Canyon.

If you can't make the event, you can still have Julia personalize your selections. Just stop by the store, give us a call, or shop the web and we'll have Julia sign your pieces for you.

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