Our Super Saturday started off in a promising way – the sunshine rose bright and high in the sky. It was our first weekend of real sun. Apparently, even the weather in Washington wanted to show respect to the Dalai Lama.
Before the Seeds of Compassion show, Chris and I had a chance to wander around Pioneer Square. We found a cute little cafe (Cafe Umbria) that served European Drinking Chocolate. It was a bit like eating warm, runny pudding. The effect was delicious and comforting.
Then, we went to F.X. McRory’s for a s-l-o-w (service) lunch. We were delighted to be joined by Lela Barker from Bella Lucce and her Marketing Director, Jennifer. Lela had lots of energy and bountiful amounts of drive and ambition. We talked business, shared self-employment horror stories and laughed a lot. Lela shared that her very first order in her crafting career was from Bramble Berry. I was honored that she took the time to go to lunch with us.
Then, we went to the Qwest Field show to watch the Dalai Lama with 50,000 other people. Click here if you missed my post on the event.
After Qwest Field, we headed out to grab a bite to eat. Chris is thinking about getting some new glasses so we had fun trying on eyewear. These are the same spectacles that Bill Gates wears. Chris is in good company if he gets this pair.
After the fashion show, we headed to Trophy Cupcakes in the hopes of trying the Marshmallow Graham Cupcakes that Martha featured last week. Alas, they were out of them so we had to make do with Lemon (for Chris) and my traditional Red Velvet. Unfortunately, I had blocked out my last visit to Trophy. Their cupcakes have not improved since that last time and tasted heavy, bland and oily. But, we persevered and despite the challenges presented by the sub-par texture, we finished both cupcakes. I’ll be back in Seattle on Monday and aim to stop by again for one of those Martha-approved, Graham Marshmallow Cupcakes.
For now though, we’re happy to be back safe in our little home in sun drenched Bellingham and feel fortunate that we had such a jam packed, fun filled and enlightening Saturday.