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A Perfect Sunday Morning

Awaken to the sound of babbling baby, earlier than desired. Take advantage of early wake-up and walk down the Hill with Angie and Ryan (Lincoln in stroller) to the highly-acclaimed Crumble and Flake. Marvel at sunshine in Seattle. File into small bakery and order all the things. Croissants with dark chocolate. Kouign amann, similar to croissants but made with salted butter, rolled in sugar, and baked until the outside is caramelized and filled with dark chocolate ganache. Fall in love with said Kouign amann. Goat cheese and apricot jam danish, scones, and croissants to go! Discover a Seattle Parklet and enjoy pastries in the sun. Decide these croissants are the best in the world. Go back in and order more. See dear friend Casey randomly walk out of patisserie. Laugh at the improbability (or probability) of us all being at the same bakery on a Saturday morning vying for the same Kouign amann. Trade a Kouign-amann for a lavender scone, appreciate the serendipity of this morning, and walk back up the Hill together.


Photo by crystalmartel

Find new Mexican restaurant Mezcalaria Oaxaca and stop in for brunch. Again sun pouring into the floor to ceiling windows. Walls covered with great Mexican photography and shadow boxes filled with small Catholic knickknacks reminiscent of household shrines.  Try chomparado while Ryan and Angie enjoy cafe de olla. Everyone orders heuvos. Leche de madre for Lincoln. Say goodbye to Casey and continue to walk back up the Hill. Swing by the Broadway Farmer’s Market (finally!). We’ve been meaning to do this for years. More sunshine. Order ginger iced tea. Buy absinthe-infused caramels, mushroom ravioli, grass-fed beef, sweet Italian pork sausage, resist temptation for more pastries. Stroll back home by noon.