Fashion and Sweetness at The Sugar Path

GNO sign

Monday was a gorgeous day in Geneva. Although the day started out with rain, the drive was dry and sunny, and the gusty winds near the lake became a gentle breeze further inland.


I took a lovely stroll around downtown Geneva upon my arrival and admired the various homes in the neighborhood.


Soon it was time to set up for the evening event at The Sugar Path, where mini cupcakes had to be present.

cupcake prep

I took up my spot at the counter.


Among savory appetizers and champagne punch the lady shoppers could also purchase regular size cupcakes.

The Sugar Path cupcakes

Meanwhile browsers could sample coffee provided by FreshGround.


One could taste peanut brittle and fudge and other caramel-y sweets by Mamie’s Toffee.


K’Tizo Tea offered samples next to a representative of Miche Bags.


I adored the Hazel Brown Designs table, with pillows and mini-pinboards and journal covers and all kinds of customize-able handcrafted fabric goodies.


The scent of Watershed Soaps was irresistible, and I found myself ‘taking a sniff’ during breaks.


I also met the blogger of Offbeat and Inspired and look forward to perusing their fashion and style posts.


Michelle passed out some amazing Kahlua and pretzel icing ‘shots’ which won rave reviews.


Throughout the night Simply Elegant Harp offered enchanting music, including a Disney medley for a toddler-aged princess.


It was a lovely evening of mingling with wonderful ladies.


Naturally I couldn’t go home without a cowboy pie, which I enjoyed with Peaceful Parlour’s tea the next day.


The Sugar Path will offer Girls’ Night Out every other month, so like their Facebook page to tune in to their next event. My butterfly collages still flutter about the store, so pop in for a peek and pick up a cupcake or two.

Encaustic Collage by Maike's Marvels

Here’s to the beginning of spring!


Pop-up anticipation

Tonight I get to nosh on delicious The Sugar Path Cupcakes again.

The Sugar Path cupcakes

Meanwhile the last few days were spent preparing cords to go with the pendants.


I’m also toying around with various display ideas for the summer fair.


It’s fun to think about branding.

display option

Tonight’s setup will be like last time, though. Oh, and the Etsy store will be ‘on vacation’ while I am out today. It will re-open tomorrow.

pop-up tray

Wishing you a lovely week. I hope to see you in Geneva this evening!