Posts Tagged 'holiday'

Holiday Party Levain Style



This past Sunday we finally celebrated the holidays!!?? I know that may sound strange, but after a long, busy holiday season the whole staff was invited to celebrate at our annual Christmas party. Hosted by Pam and Connie, the night was FILLED with lots of food, wine and laughs!


We celebrated at ‘Cesca, a local Italian restaurant that is right around the corner from the bakery. It was such a great choice – easy to get there for those of us who had to work on Sunday and it offers delicious Italian fare in a beautiful setting. It was so good to be able to see everyone looking their best (no bandanas or Levain t-shirts allowed) and to talk to everyone while sharing a great meal. With some after dinner guests that met us, we all moved up to the bar area to toast, cocktails in hand, to the wonderful year behind us and to the wonderful year to come.


Monday morning arrived quickly and with little sleep and a few headaches, the morning shift arrived ready to start a new week. We spent the morning chatting about what a great time we had and how gracious it was of Pam and Connie to treat us to such a wonderful night. What fun we all had!


Thanks Pam and Connie and we want you to know that we are all looking forward to a great 2009!!


Valentine’s Day


Look at our great, limited edition aprons!  We love them and are so excited.  A good apron is one that is so great you don’t mind wearing it and perhaps even forget to take it off.  While we were photographing this I ended up walking around in it, not even noticing it was still on!  (You can only purchase them on our website until supplies run out or February 13th, whichever comes sooner.)


Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to tell those special people in your life that you love them and that they are special.  To me, it is not a day about lovers but love.  Growing up both my mother and my father each always gave me something special for Valentine’s Day.  And my mom always made a heart shaped chocolate cake iced with red butter cream for dessert.  Needless to say it was one of my favorite holidays!  And, yes, I am sentimental; I try to wear something red on the 14th! 


For the bakery Valentine’s Day is special because it epitomizes what we hope to do every day, which is to add a little love to everyone’s life.  We believe here at Levain, which I’m sure you’ve heard, that if you bake with love your end product will reflect that.  We will all be wearing our red bandanas in the bakery on Saturday the 14th to show our love and we will have beautiful red ribbon to wrap your boxes.


This Valentine’s day do something special for those special people in your life – whether it is sending them some dark chocolate cookies and an apron or making them a card or simply telling them that you love them. 

The Holiday Mail Order Season

ribbonIt is hard to believe that today is December 1st and we are heading directly into our busiest shipping month of the year.  The challenges of baking, packing and shipping all of the holiday orders in December, from our small space, is immense.  We bake, pack and ship all of our orders on the same day.   Nothing is baked or packed ahead of time.  Over the years we have continued to figure out ways to improve our cookie gift package mail order service.  This year the most exciting news is that we are taking orders online, ( rather than by phone, which enables us to provide even better customer service, alerting our customers to all stages of the process, including tracking numbers, which everyone loves.   The next twenty-four days (in reality nine shipping days for us) are all about baking and gift wrapping which is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.  boxes

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