Mostly we are working on the book, but a goal is to try new coffee shops
and see if we can find a new favorite. How will we judge:
organic munching offerings
good easy long-term parking or within walking distance from the studio
and of course, ambiance, that indefinable something-ness.
And to chronicle our investigations, I’ve chosen a small square Stillman & Birn Delta journal. Ivory paper. Mitchell gave me a perfect card for my birthday and it is in the front of the journal, along with one of his crazy sketches on my envelope.
(How many people save the envelopes? I love them sometimes more than the cards.)
NW is undergoing more abuse by the Portland planners.
They’ve decided to put parking meters in our little neighborhoods.
I wish they wouldn’t, but what really pisses me off is that they made most parking
an hour or under. This means that if you live here you can’t park and
go to lunch and run an errand OR go to a long coffee with your loverman.
Seriously, I understand having a couple of 15-minute parking spots,
but MOST of them now are an hour.
Two coffee shops we wanted to try we did not merely
because we could not find a parking spot that was worthy of our time.
(BTW, this is also bad for businesses, Portland planners!
Like they read my blog!)
Anywho, this is why we finally ended up at an old haunt, St. Honoré Boulangerie.
Good lattes, amazing baked goods (splurged and paid for it), and good sandwiches.
Lovely long wanna-be French table for community sharing.
In the summer they throw open the glass sliding doors.
They don’t score high because no organics. Not even one offering.
It is in the neighborhood with parking issues but at least it is near parking lots so you can find a place somewhere! All part of the reason we are looking for a new place.
On Mitchell’s second quad latte (we are on vacation so he is not getting bugged by me about his crazy addiction to shots) he drew a lovely OM in the foam.
Inked sketches in a Stillman & Birn Delta Journal with Platinum Carbon pen
or other pens and mostly ink:
Noodler’s, Super5 or De Artramentis Document inks; two Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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