“Birds of the same feather flock together.”
I think that’s how I would describe my friendship with Ate Jo, Marjorie, Janice and Reasol. We flock together whenever we come up with something crazy to do. I guest that’s what bonded us together all these years. In fact, we’ve been friends ever since I can remember. Of course, now that we’re married and all, we rarely hang out. Only Ate Jo, Marjorie and I get to see each other often because we go to the same church ward, so it’s easy for us to talk about, you know, what to do next and all.
On this particular week, all three of us were hungry, most especially me. They were up for something new to eat so I took them to this French bakery called La Vie Parisienne
beside the LDS temple complex. They haven’t been there yet, and I was really craving their soft, crumbly croissants. At first, I think they find the place intimidating. I did too. But on my second time, I know that it’s really not.
As soon as we walked in, the scent of warm, freshly baked bread and croissant greeted us, making my tummy rumble even more. A French guy, I think in his 50s, welcomed us and handed us a basket with a big smile on his face. Knowing that the place is packed, we didn’t waste anytime and chose what we wanted so we could get a table quickly.
For someone who’s not familiar with the place, some would think that it’s a fancy French pastry shop with over-the-top prices. But as you can see, it’s not really that expensive. I must say that it’s kind of pricey for a piece of bread, thought. But once you taste them, it’s really worth it.
We bought croissants in three different flavors, plain, cranberry and almonds. The latter is a must-try!
Because the wine cellar was already full, we just sat outside. I thought it was going to be really hot and humid out there, but I was dead wrong. The garden was cool and the ambiance is really nice. Posh, even. I think it would be more romantic at night.
Beside the bakery is the The Pink House Restaurant. They mainly serve French cuisine. So if you’re dying to try their famous escargot (a fancy name for snail), that is the place to go. Josh and I haven’t dined there yet, but we’re planning too. Hopefully, some time soon. If you can’t find it, I’m sure this guide will be a big help.
On a different note, I got a new calling. I’ll be teaching at our ward Relief Society class. It’s been a long time since I last taught, so I better start digging my already buried teachings skills. Lol! It makes me nervous thinking about the women I’ll be teaching. I know most of them since my teen years, but still, it’s kind of nerve-wrecking. Most of them have more life experiences than I do and are probably more versed in the scriptures than I am. Heck! They’re doctrinal knowledge is probably more expensive than mine. Ugh! What in the world was I thinking when I accepted the call? Oh well, since I’m already set apart, I just have to see this through. Maybe this will help me overcome my stage fright. haha!
Have a great week!