Sunday was another installment of our riding around, supporting small businesses, minding our distance and all that.
This time we went to Birmingham since it was a nice day, a really nice day, please send more of those Mother Nature … it’s the least you can do. And we formulated a plan for fun and a few much needed supplied.
The adventure began at Cannelle Patisserie in Birmingham. There is also one in Detroit and earlier this year we had an amazing coffee there, so this time we picked one up to go. I had never been to this location (we actually drove past it the first time … oops!). It is tiny, but the process was simple. We called, ordered, and paid over the phone. The nice lady brought our coffees and a croissant for Dad out when they were ready.
It was so tasty and easy and we were glad to support them.
We drove to downtown Birmingham and placed an order from our friends at Heirloom Hospitality. They own Prime + Proper, which y’all know is my favorite. They also own Townhouse in Birmingham and Detroit, as well as the forth coming Sauce in Detroit.
They are doing something really cool. The best of all their restaurants, including unopened Sauce, is all being served for takeout and delivery at Townhouse Birmingham, including P+P steaks cryovaced and ready to cook at home with enough salt to last like years lol. That’s why I allllllllways say no salt on things.
We ordered a couple steaks and a couple burgers to eat in the car (the glam life obvi) and took a walk around Birmingham while they cooked. It was pretty quiet down there for such a nice day, but it was still strange having to dodge people. We ended up walking in the street some of the time.
The flowers were so pretty and smelled insane. I want to bottle that scent. It’s so sad that this time is passing us by. Yes, nature is still pretty and flowers are still blooming, but it feels different.
We chatted with some friends old and new working at Townhouse. We kept our distance, of course. It was nice to talk to them. I hope it helped their day too. But again, it’s just weird and sucky. And I hope we can find a path forward to actually enjoy the company of other people.
We stopped at Papa Joe’s for some fresh fish and a couple other things. Mom and Dad ran in while I waited in the car. Going grocery shopping isn’t for me right now. I am not sure it ever will be again.
On the way home, we passed by a Big Boy food truck and a Big Boy mascot holding a sign that said “Ice cream social distancing.” It was beyond cute and it’s awesome they are out there as well. I haven’t been to Big Boy in quite some time, but back in the day oh how I loved it. It was seriously my favorite … the fish sandwich was always my jam.
I also wanted to share some photos from our yard, where our trees are in bloom. They are so pretty and I look at them every chance I get. They bring me a bit of peace in an anything but peaceful world.
Oh, and the outfit is no big deal, but the shoes kind of are. They are kinda vintage right from my own closet. I haven’t worn them in over a decade but the floral print felt like something I needed this day and I was right.
Dress: Kate Spade // Shoes: Gucci // Bag: Gucci