Pastry Tag



“I walk to think and not to think. When walking I remember things that are important to me. I walk to forget. I have yet to set out on a walk in low spirits and return feeling worse than I did when I left the door. A change occurs between the fate and the porch, walking lifts the weight off the heart. Or as the writer...

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We love baked goods. If you have followed this space for any amount of time, then this doesn't surprise you in the least. There is very little in this world that we appreciate more than a perfectly crafted croissant or hand pie: they are comforting, heart warming, and are somehow able to make any day better. We are constantly on the search for the best of...

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Coava (Hawthorne)

Coava has been one of our 'go to' coffee shops for years now, not only because of their perfectly poured beverages but for the incredible open space they serve in. It's somehow industrial and homey all at once. When we first started going, it felt like our own little secret oasis. There was always an open seat and the only noise you heard was the...

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Ready for the Weekend

Cory is off picking up the keys to our new apartment as we speak! I still kind of can't believe we are moving, even as I sit here surrounded by boxes. Once he is back, we are thinking of going out for a celebratory brunch at Maurice, but we may have to make a pitstop at St. Honoré Boulangerie to pick up a bag of chouquettes. This weekend...

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Ready for the Weekend

Its been a rough week around here with the construction next door waking us up way too early, our upstair neighbors clunking around incessantly, added tension from the  chain added to my braces (only a few more months to go!) and a visit to a new specialist to finally get all my health woes under control...

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Notting Hill and Portobello Road

For years, I had avoided watching the movie Notting Hill. I'm a grump that way. But Jade kept asking me to watch it with her and finally I gave in. Now we've watched it countless times together. It's a ridiculously charming story about a average English bloke who falls in love with a super famous American movie star and all the quandaries they face to...

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A Sweet Sunday at Little t Baker in Union Way

I'm finding more and more as I get older that I have a particular taste in places I like to hang out. I want the space to be relatively well lit with decent natural light, or at least some unique and charming indoor lighting. That might be because I know what horrible lighting can do to a photo-shoot you are dying to come out perfectly....

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A Sweet Sunday at St. Honoré Boulangerie

We have been wanting to start a Sunday tradition. We do go out on the weekend occasionally to get a cup of coffee or get a treat to take home, but it hasn't been an actual tradition. We have a dream of going to a wonderful place such as a bakery or patisserie to take in the ambiance and treat ourselves to something special while...

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'Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.' Gaston Bachelard From when we serendipitously ran into Anne and Cara one lovely afternoon. We drank coffee and played with cameras. It was basically the greatest. Here's hoping you find time this weekend for a bit of reverie...

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Something Sweet

Here's hoping you get to share a little something sweet with someone you love today. Cory and I are pretty spoiled living right down the street from one of the best bakeries in town (you remember those morning buns). We still can't help but daydream about the lovely treats we are going to discovery on our trip. Happy Sunday everyone...

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