Thursday, July 26, 2012

Please Pardon My Dust

I'm in the process of moving my blog over to Wordpress. Hoping to have it back up and running soon.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Supper Club at Sticky Fingers

On the subject of cupcakes, just came across this on the Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats website...

Summer Supper Club at Sticky Fingers

Starting August 1, Sticky Fingers will host a series of four Wednesdaynight Suppers featuring organic ingredients from local farmers' markets and our award-winning desserts:

August 1 - Taco Night
August 8 - Italian Night
August 22 - Sushi Raw Night
August 29 - Mediterranean Night

Summer Supper Details

Seatings: Two seatings are available, at 6:45pm and 8:00pm 

Reservations: Advance reservations and payment are required, and can be made by calling the shop at 202.299.9700.

Cost: $28/person, exclusive of beverages and gratuity

For more information,

By the way, I have a chance to voyage out to Sticky Fingers yet.  Please let me know, what do you like/dislike about them?  If you like them, what would you recommend?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

CakePops in DC - Why is this so hard?

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for sweets, especially those of the cake persuasion.  My birthday is coming up at the end of July and I've been dead set on finding an alternative to cupcakes because they are so 2011. :-)  I've made it my mission to find DC's best cakepops.

The main issue I've come across is none of the major cupcake bakeries make cakepops and I much rather go with an established brand.  I would hate to spend $100+ on cakepops only for them to be dry and not the quality I'm looking for.

I've search high and low but after weeks of searching I haven't had much success.  I reached out to my 2,000+ Twitter followers but most of those referral were for one-woman operations who didn't have a website for guidance, just Facebook fan pages.  Some didn't even have that, one person sent me a PDF.   

While I understand they may just be starting out, building a basic website adds value to a brand.  Besides, it doesn't cost that much nor does it take a lot of time.  Maybe I'm just a snob, but I want to know your business has staying power. 

Also, not that all businesses that have websites are reputable but it shows they've made an investment, it's not just some fleeting concept.  I'm not shelling out money or giving you my credit card info for you to just disappear with no way to track you but to your FB fan page.  

So back to the whole Facebook fan page thing, a fan page with 8 pictures doesn't really tell me much.  I want to know who you are and what you're all about.  Is that too much to ask?  I don't think so.

Recently, I went to an event and had 2 amazing cakepops (see the photo above that I took) and was put in touch with the sister duo who made them.  They also did not have an official website, but a TUMBLR page which includes nothing but photos of their creations, still not a real website but at least it linked to an actual domain.  

The only issue I had with them was the cost.  Their cakepops are $4.00/each.  Yes, $4, that what I said.  I just cannot fathom paying nearly $50 for a dozen cakepops, when I'd need at least 4 dozen.  I can get a dozen large cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, my old standby, for $29.

So far I have about 50 people who have already RSVPed for my birthday happy hour / fundraiser that will be benefiting the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.  Unless I can find a reputable cakepop company in the next 2 weeks, looks like Georgetown Cupcake is where I'll be heading.  They never seem to disappoint.

For all you cakepoppers out there, please take my advice.  Build a website with photos and a pricelist, you'll get more business and you'll appear more trustworthy.

Shameless plug...If you'd like to donate to my fundraising campaign, please visit: .  Thanks in advance for your support!

She's Savvy Is Back!!!

As you can see, I'm back from my summer sabbatical, hiatus, time off, whatever you'd like to call it.  I've had some time to rest and relax and to think about the new direction in which I want to take my blog.

Over the next few months, I plan to totally reinvent my blog into separate categories including: Upcoming Events, Things-to-Do, Restaurant Reviews, and All Else Random.  Additionally, I'm moving it to Wordpress or another host, because Blogger is definitely not where it's at.  

I think this change will help those visiting better be able to navigate and find exactly what it is they are looking for.

With that said, I have so many new things to share.  Hmm where do I start...