Believe it or not, I actually don’t survive on cookies and cake alone. For my behind the scenes meals I do tend to try and include more than one food group and protein here and there. I know, I know, I’m shocked too. One thing I don’t like to compromise on though, is flavor and a token cute factor, and Pondicheri on West Ave has plenty of both! I mean, how amazing are these flowing, patterned shears dividing the juice bar and dining area? I’m in love!
For those of you that just so happen to be in this for the sugar part of Sugar & Cloth, don’t worry, this mountain of pastries should tide you over…
After letting my local posts dwindle down over a year ago and then getting three email requests from readers of places to go in Houston, I’ve decided it’s due time to bring them back. Mostly I’m doing this as a good excuse to go shopping and out to eat, but also as an act of kindness to those who dare to read my two page email replies (super sorry about that!).
First up, Saint Cloud. No worries for those of you who can’t experience their punched metal gold awning and honeycomb lighting that dreams are made of, because they also have an online shop here. For the locals that are familiar, Saint Cloud is in Rice Village, just across from your second must-stop (and soon to be feature), Cloud 10 ice cream…
And by that I mean the new studio. Is it just me, or do other people feel like they’re just winging it most days when it comes to owning your own business? I’m half terrified, half excited at almost any given moment. I shared this photo on the day I put my name on the studio door, and it was such a surreal feeling. I mentioned that if someone would’ve told me three years ago when I was waiting tables at a restaurant that I’d be standing in front of this door three years later, I would’ve never believed them.
A lot of people commented asking what my secret was, but I really don’t have one. It’s crazy how hard work, God’s grace, and a just a dash of faking it until you make it will get you places you thought you could only dream of. That isn’t to say that every day is a dream or that I know just what I’m doing, but I have such a clearer vision now than I ever have…
I’ve been just a teeny tiny bit behind on sharing my recent (half-finished) DIY projects after coming back from Tulum and getting everything prettied up for the first Sugar & Cloth studio workshop with Laura Hooper Calligraphy, so bear with me until our regularly scheduled programming! Don’t be too disappointed though, this recap of our first workshop should inspired you just as much.
I’ve decided several things after yesterday. One being that I LOVE styling events, more than teaching them myself probably, and second, there are going to be plenty of Sugar & Cloth workshops coming up in the near future. It’s just too fun not to!