Next up on our ice cream must list - Sprinkles. Our favorite cupcake-maker has expanded to take on another beloved American classic and as always, they are doing it well. With several California locations and more Nationwide, you can now get your summer sugar fix fairly easily. We recently stopped by their Orange County location to scoop up. 

Why we love Sprinkles Ice Cream: They use organic California dairy and slow churn their ice cream for a more densely flavorful and creamier ice cream. And it's also just plain old fun in there. 

Festive cones for July 4th week and endless toppings to choose from. 

Fresh cupcakes and cookies are on display for any and all ice cream sundae needs.

A gluten-free cupcake sundae. GENIUS.

Daddy, Mommy and Baby Servings. Yes, mine is the biggest. 

B's first official scoop of ice cream went down without a hitch. Like mother, like son. xx


image courtesy of John Kelly Chocolates

image courtesy of John Kelly Chocolates

Frankly, I'm still recovering from the kids' tropical rager on Sunday. All I want to do is lay on the couch with the world's largest box of John Kelly Chocolates. Handmade at the their flagship Hollywood location, John Kelly uses only the finest natural ingredients for their confections. The two gentlemen who founded the company, (John & Kelly) opened their first shop and small chocolate factory on Sierra Bonita, off of Sunset Blvd., in 2004. They now have a second location in Santa Monica, on Montana Ave. I recently stopped by their Westside haunt to snap some pics and pick up some of my favorite chocolates.

Their signature peanut butter fudge, enrobed in Belgian chocolate and topped with pink Himalayan sea salt.

Great gift idea!

You can custom make a box or grab some of their greatest hits off of the shelves. The Walnut Caramel Clusters with Mediterranean Sea Salt are WINNERS.

A wall of chocolate and salt. My two faves.

More beauties from the case.

Father's Day is around the corner too, so if Dad is a chocolate lover, he will dig this! xx


John Kelly is located at:

1508 Sierra Bonita Ave., Hollywood


1111 1/2 Montana Ave., Santa Monica