June 06, 2016

New Adventures


On the most glorious summer morning (this morning) I took the girls to a local place called The Cake Bake Shop.


 Part restaurant, part bakery, part coffee shop, pure bliss.


I have wanted to visit for ages but it never worked out until this morning and somehow that just seems right. I loved experiencing it for the first time with my two best girls.


It was a perfect morning to celebrate new adventures. The first full week of summer for Emma after finishing her freshman year with a 4.0 and Maddie's first full time job! An employed college graduate is not something to take for granted in the modern world! We are so proud of our girls and how hard they work!


I've never seen a place more perfect for celebrating.


I had an epic case of sensory overload.


You are probably having similar just looking at these photos. Put on your Rat Pack play list to get the full effect.


We started with drinks. Sipping chocolate for Emma and chocolat chaud for Maddie and I.


I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything so perfect in a cup.


See the detail on the saucer? Even the inside of the cup was lovely. Nothing was missed.


We followed this with quiche lorraine and an arugula salad for each of us which was perfect and unlike any quiche I've ever had before and was entirely too much food for one sitting.


 Especially when it is imperative that you leave room for a piece of cake. Or three. Lemon blueberry for me, Millionaire for Maddie and Earl's Court Chocolate Cake for Emma, the price of which would probably make you pass out. But it is award winning and this was a special occasion!


You can see there might be some difficulty choosing a dessert. We thought it would be fun to all get different things and share.


Of course it was also entirely too much cake so we happily boxed up all the extras.



A final look around before we left, some more photos and a quick trip to the restroom. Even it was beautiful. No, I didn't get a picture. That would be weird.


 But if I had it would look something like this.


Then it was time to say goodbye. I'm so glad we got to spend Maddie's last Monday off with her sharing a morning I'm sure we will always remember.

26 comments:

  1. I love that you and your girls are so close. What a wonderful morning and such a sweet shop, literally!
    Brenda

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  2. Oh my gosh! I'm dying!!! Is this in Broadripple by chance? My girlfriend ( also lives in the Village) took her daughter to a place described just like this! .... πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  3. How much fun and what precious memories you made today!! A new, fun place and your two girls - awesome.

    Judy

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  4. Absolute glorious perfection on every level. You certainly know how to start off a week, JJ!

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  5. Oh wow. I just love places like that and time with girls. Your daughters are beautiful and smart. Obviously they are as sweet as can be too. You are blessed. ;)

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  6. Oh my gosh, it is perfect!!! I want to visit there, right now :) And, can I say that Emma is really looking like your husband??

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    1. So funny, Kim. That is twice in the last week that someone has said that but usually we here that she looks like me and her sister!

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  7. Oh, what a beautiful place! And the food and cake sounds heavenly. I'm glad you and the girls had such a lovely little getaway.

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  8. What a treat. Thank you for sharing. I sure wish we had a place like that close to my home. I'm thinking every city NEEDS a Cake - Bake!
    Love your blog. :-)

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  9. What a great way to spend time with your girls! The restaurant is gorgeous, the desserts look great but the decor is just as delicious in appearance. I wish we had a place like this nearby to take my girls to! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I want to walk through the photos into this place!

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  11. "We thought it would be fun to all get different things and share." Of course- that's the only proper way to have your cake (and everyone else's) and eat it too! ;)

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  12. Looks like an absolutely wonderful place to spend a morning in. : )

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  13. Oh I would love to go there! How wonderful that the three of you could be together for this special treat.

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  14. What a delicious place, and I don't mean the cakes! (although those look awesome too!)...... my fave color is pink, and white takes second..... I agree, every town big or small needs a Cake & Bake! Such a wonderful and memorable way to spend time with your two best girls.

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  15. Oh my, I couldn't have dreamt of a place more beautiful. Are you sure it's not photoshopped?

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  16. Jen- Amazingly beautiful photos. I wish I could visit. Love your writing style. You should consider writing a bookπŸ’—

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I consider it almost every day for as long as I can remember!

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  17. Wow -- what a beautiful place to celebrate your amazing and lovely daughters! Congrats to Emma and Maddie and you and your hubs for raising such wonderful girls!

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  18. Your girls are so grown up.

    You chose a beautiful spot for some "mom/daughter" time.

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  19. What a gorgeous place....and even more gorgeous girls!!!! Sweet memories, for sure.

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  20. Sounds like the absolute perfect day to me!! What an adorable little shop. Something for everyone!! That cake made my mouth water just a little bit. I love all things lemon!! Your daughters are so beautiful and you are so blessed. You did a good job, Mama!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  21. Beautiful setting, beautiful girls. I love the wire Eiffel Tower with the ferris wheel perspective... near Louvre xoxo Su

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  22. Oh, I'm so glad you shared more about your time there! It looks absolutely like a dream--and I'm sure would be a place I'd love. How special to celebrate such a special time in your lives at such a lovely place! And those cakes! Mmmm.

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  23. the only things more stunning in this post than that lovely cafe are your girls. they are classic beauties, straight out of a jane austen novel.

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  24. the only things more stunning in this post than that lovely cafe are your girls. they are classic beauties, straight out of a jane austen novel.

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