Thursday, August 26, 2010


Oh Bakeshop, how I love thee. 


almond croissants


k, thats it; just a little dedication. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

blue ridge barn

Blue Ridge Barn

Blue Ridge, GA. 

one of my favorite places to visit. however living here was a different story. i never fully appreciated this quaint town until i moved away and came back to visit. i took this photograph last year while visiting on break. photos like these make me appreciate the quiet life. 

happy monday. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

customer service.

working in a coffee shop, i know about coffee, where the beans from, even one of the owners of the farm in Nicaragua. I know about espresso drinks, latte art, and microfoam. 

However what seems to baffle me is the customers. 

They walk in, become romanced by the scene of the place, and then decide to look off into the distance. 
Now my job in not just to pop that little bubble of theirs, but to do it with finesse, style, and charm. 

I ask the customer what they want.
........(no reply)......
I stand and wait patiently. 
........(no reply).......
I make a recommendation based on my assessment of them.
......(no reply).....
"I make a killer latte."
......(no reply)......

Here is the fork in the monologue rather.

I can either:
(a) walk away, leaving whatever they want to be gotten by chance.
(b) reach across the counter and shake them back into reality.
(c) continue to wait.
(d) make myself a latte, warm up a croissant, enjoy and hope they follow suite. 

hmm...choices choices. 

I know what I want to do, also what I have to do....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

fashion show. raw food.


Saturday night marked the opening of the new exhibit at the High Museum of Art. I had the privilege of being apart of the show:

(image cred: Matthew Wong)



Snickerdoodle Cookies



Moonpie Cookies

Friday, August 6, 2010

cupcake & bamboo


vanilla & lemon zest cupcake 
filled with chocolate rum cream 
topped with chocolate and vanilla frosting.



bamboo plant.

- not much to report.