with a mere three months to go, i am not going to let our weekends waste away. my “miami to-do” list is quickly taking shape and a certain bakery is going to be listed on there a few times.
we wake up and rush to chocolate fashion before the saturday crowds descend. during breakfast i notice that elisha uses prepositions. fascinating. isn’t it amazing that you don’t even need to sit them down and have a “parts of speech” talk with them?
next up – the coral gables farmer’s market. we scored some tupelo honey and strawberries. and the spice/tea tent sucked me in with all of the their shiny bowls full of spice blends and tea blends. the girls behind the table insisted we smell everything. and that’s how they did it. they sucked us in with all those wonderful smells. i caved and now the kitchen smells like a delicious tropical orchard. we were a bit alarmed by the price we paid for those little baggies of passion fruit tea and spiced cocoa mix full of star anise and cardamom pods but we justified it all by saying we were just buying them so we could dissect them and proceed to make more of our own.
remember my confusion over the relatively new appearance of cupcakeries? soon after the farmer’s market we walked by an empty storefront with a little sign that says, “coming soon! gourmet couture cupcakes!” i’m always a bit suspect of anything that describes itself as “gourmet” (unless it’s on the cover of a certain magazine i know and love) so you can be sure i talked omar’s ear off about how ridiculous and hilarious and maddening it is that someone would claim to make a cupcake that is both gourmet and couture. what in the world does that even mean – couture cupcake? but i bet miamians will eat that stuff up – 10 buck cupcake and all.
and lastly. i thwarted those anthropologie pillow prices (see note on the right under “finds”) when i realized they had some dishtowels that looked strikingly similar to the fabric on the crazy-priced pillows. there will be some pillow-crafting happening tomorrow.