NTM is an annual event now in its fourth year. It aims to help showcase local businesses as well as raise money for the Food Pantry at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church. This year, there will be delicious products for sale from over 10 different local vendors, including me, making this my second pop-up!
It’s been a hectic few weekends with having two sets of visitors and traveling to four new cities, the latest of which is Santa Barbara – which I never get tired of.
It’s also been a hectic time with laying down the foundations for Shikha la Mode, the business. As I mentioned a few posts back, I am in the process of starting my own dessert venture via an online shop that will be available to the public next week (!). In the meanwhile, I’ve been working on a million things that I am hoping will somehow come together in time.
Disclaimer: This isn’t necessarily a food post, but it is a peak into what I do outside of the sugar.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the routines that make up everyday life. Routines, while necessary to a point, have a tendency to coerce us into a process of normal, then boredom, then frustration, and then a quarter-life crisis. We forget our dreams and what we set out to do.
On this weeklong blog hiatus, I took a brief break from the routine to experience the music festival that is Coachella. Being my third time attending, it only reinforced the fact that Coachella really is my favorite place in the world to be. To this day, I haven’t seen a place where people exist in a state of pure, unadulterated happiness, hearing only for the music, dancing only for the desert, and living only for the moment. When I am there, my soul is happy.
Happy Thursday! As you read this, I’m driving down to Indio for a little teensy festival called Coachella. Music festival eats will be on ze blog next week, so for now, I wanted to shine some light on Sweetmue Baked Goods, a fairly new patisserie that has opened in my favorite district – the Mission.
Originally from the East Bay, Müller, or Mue, spent years working in finance from New York to Texas. She finally decided to leave her job to travel through Europe and attend the International Culinary Center in NYC, eventually making her back to the Bay Area and opening Sweetmue in our very own San Francisco.
I’m not sure what’s going on right now, but SF weather is in a state of pure, unadulterated happiness. It’s been so beautiful that I couldn’t do anything except be outside as much as possible – who can resist 80-degree weather in April?!
The great weather brought in some great friends as well, who came at just the right time to visit the city. Personally, I love playing tour guide as it makes me remember why I love living here so much. From brunches to bakeries to bars, I know I’m in the right place, and I love being able to share that with anyone and everyone – aka you!