Hi there! Did you miss me? I’ve was off traveling again — this time to San Francisco for a strategy meeting for work — check out what we did for our team building exercise, it was the best one that I ever did.
I flew in a day early so that I could hang out with my friend Mon and play! We had so much fun eating — and eating again — and again — and talking and laughing!
That’s Mon on the left holding a Chocolate Rose donut — I’m holding a Chocolate Anise donut. Not shown is a Chocolate Spice donut — can you tell we like chocolate? Ha ha ha.
We gave other flavors some love too — check out this yummy apricot + cardamom donut
And then there was this little pistachio number — with crystals of salt, mmmm
And no, we didn’t eat these all on the same day…! We had to have coffee with our donuts, and Mon took me to Bluebottle — they have some seriously good coffee. It was so smooth it was almost like chocolate! Double yum.
Just so you know — we ate other things besides donuts — super tasty Vietnamese food and Indian — triple yum!
We had to do some shopping to work off those donuts — we went to a bunch of cute shops on Valencia street, to Union Square, and to a fun fabric shop called Peapod with LOTS of super cute Japanese fabrics. Can’t wait to make some owls with the linens and cottons
And I also snapped up this handmade rose brooch at another shop
I think it’s made out of old sweaters, can’t wait to try and make one myself.
And! We stayed up late one night making — are you ready for it? Felt edamame! You see, there’s this Japanese family of characters called Mameshiba — they are highly evolved legumes that talk! They always say something strange like “Did you know…a hippo’s sweat is pink?” and then the person who *was* going to eat them changes their mind. Here’s a video to see what I mean:
And, here are our beans!
We were giggling + giggling while we made them! Here’s mine in a shot ala the video
Too funny. So glad I got to hang out with you Mon — and so glad we’re friends! Can’t wait until our next adventure.
So, now you know where I’ve “bean”!