7.27.2009

July!


Well, hell's bells, it's been a long time. I'm gonna have to rewind a few weeks, to my 30th birthday celebration in San Luis Obispo. I was lucky enough to spend the day with my family, doing all the things I like to do, which are mostly variations of eating and drinking. Sometimes my hometown likes to torture me with wonderful places and events that tempt me to stay forever; the charming new restaurant Granada Bistro is an example. Housed in an old building marked for demolition next year, Granada's owners created a tiny, ethereal hangout that will disappear before people realize how great it is. They serve international wines and beers at a reasonable price, and the decor is lush and homey. I'm not going to go into flowery detail, because I just read a food review last night that, and I kid you not, used the phrase "snarky watercress" in reference to some sandwich. Really?


That said, I also very much enjoy the food and atmosphere at Buona Tavola in SLO. They serve an olive tapenade with mustard seeds along with an array of fresh breads that is truly the greatest condiment ever. You can buy it in jars now, but it's never quite the same when you're not sitting in a sunny garden patio with twinkle-lighted trees.




Then, Renegade Craft Fair! What a weekend. I met tons of new people and sold my heart out. I also got to catch up with old friends and acquaintances, who just kept appearing at my booth! That was a nice surprise.

A few sweet trades with fellow vendors, including this adorable birdie ring from Beebalalou sitting on top of an apron from Hambone & Jennicakes, filled my shopping urges, so I, too, left Fort Mason a satisfied customer. Exhausted, but satisfied.


Next up: what I did last weekend, in sepia tone!

5 comments:

minnie said...

did you use the little green desk?! It looked so cute. I wish i had made it to Renegade this year!

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Minnie, I totally did! It worked out even better than I expected. I'm sitting at it in the picture up top with the fuzzy deer. :)

Jen said...

happy birthday, p! you look sooooooooooo cute/beautiful/happy! buona, yum! haven't been to to bistro yet...now we'll have to go before it disappears!

Jen said...

ps: i wouldn't know a snarky watercress if i met one, but i'll keep an eye out....

anna said...

Your Renegade booth obviously looks insanely great and adorable. The real story is, are you as tan as you appear in that photo? Is that the magic of a white dress or the magic of a real tan? Also another question is: did I just find the birthday present I bought for you back in March but then misplaced? Yes.