Archive for September, 2013



Here at Around the Pound, our credo is ‘the freshest catch of inspiration’. A year ago today, we lost one of our greatest sources of inspiration, our dear friend ‘Jay‘. To sum up her aura in a mere few sentences is to attempt the impossible. In her own words, she was a “self-made dreamer and designer who appreciated ‘the small stuff.”

When times got tough for Jay last summer, we decided a small charm of gilded good fortune was just what the doctor ordered. As we now scroll through her feed, seeing the joy it brought in the midst of adversity, we are humbly reminded how meaningful ‘the small stuff‘ can actually be.

365 days have passed, and while she was not able to celebrate in our joy of launching The Gilded Lobster, a ‘Pinch of Glam‘ is a nod to her love of ‘the small stuff‘, because sometimes, a pinch is just enough.

Jeannette ‘Jay’ Acacia Ho  |  Feb. 23rd, 1970 – Sept. 13th, 2012

Image courtesy of Jeannette.

Flavor Conundrum | Bar Gelato

September 8, 2013

Bar Gelato

With evening temps dipping into the 50s here in New England, one thing is for certain, Fall is fast approaching. And while we wouldn’t trade the beauty of the Northeast in Autumn for many things, our discovery of Bar Gelato might just change our way of thinking. For those of you who followed along on our recent Gilded Roadtrip up the California coast (#gildedroadtrip), you may remember the prettiest ‘lil pop you ever did see, perfectly wrapped in simple type and scallop detailing.

Made in the San Francisco Bay-area from locally-sourced ingredients in small batches, these frozen treats are far superior to their sticky cousins of popsicles past. Visually smitten with their sweet curves staring up at us from the depths of the freezer case, the epic choice nearly resulted in a flavor conundrum. We opted for classic, à la Madagascar Vanilla, but one can be sure, we snuck more than a few tastes of the Captain’s St. George Single Malt Whiskey. And with several locations to find Bar Gelato back east on our own coast, we’ll happily bench our Fall staples of candy corn and caramel apples for a gelato indulgence any day of the week.

Image courtesy of Bar Gelato.

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