Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cafe on my mind

I spent a beautiful day in Bellingham yesterday. It was fantastic - spent with people I love and lots of sunshine. We started off at the farmers market and got some lunch, spent time catching up there, and then went on a walk to the park.

There is something about Bellingham that gets me more inspired than other places. Orcas Island is the same way for me. It gets my creative "juices flowing" and day dreaming of creating my own cafe some day.

As I sit here with my cup of coffee this morning, it makes me wonder what it is about a cafe in particular? Why am I drawn to creating one in our community?

I think my time as a barista at Cafe Destino gave me the taste of what I would love to create someday. A place where I see friends from my community every day, and help make their day a little more special. Where I could serve things that I love most and share them with the world. To create a cozy little spot in Manette is a dream for me.

As the next week starts at work and life picks back up, I know this little bit of inspiration will float away again. But I can count on it to always come back, until I'm ready to take that next step and make that little dream come true.

P.S. Thoughts on a Manette cafe with chickens in the backyard?


  1. yum. i know cafe destion was such a sweet special time in my life and developing a relationship between us and watching you and kyle fall more in love. i would come to your cafe, foamy latte with farm fresh hard boiled egg for breakfast, sign me up.

  2. I know, Nat. It was a special time in my life, too. I have such fond memories working with you and Irina. Heck, it didn't even feel like working! :) So glad we had that time to develop our friendship. XO

  3. I'm so glad that James told me to go apply at Destino. It was such a great time in my life and I got to meet some wonderful people. I'm so blessed to have worked with you two girls and I appreciate your friendship so very much!!! I'll work in your Cafe - Nat & I will drink Arnold Palmers all day long while we tend to the chickens! <3 <3 xoxo

  4. I love this idea, Irina! Love, love, love. The time was special to me too, and I always day dream about our summer days together serving out on the patio or chatting with the regular customers. I still appreciate your friendship to this day and had such a great time with you two. Oh, and you can't forget the firefighters!! :)

  5. Go for it!

    I just came across your blog and am really enjoying reminiscing about Bremerton/Manette. My husband and I rented a house on Mud Bay (on Marine Drive) for two years and we really found so many special places and people in Bremerton. Glad you're making it special, too.