Greetings beautiful readers and Happy Sunday to all. And what a beautiful Sunday it is turning out to be in 75 degree Sunny South Carolina. When it’s this time of year, I have a hard time coming up with anything but wonderful things to say about this funny state of mine. Sunday is my official day off and I must say it has thus far been spent in fine form.
I slept luxuriously late, carefully chose my outfit (that post is soon to come…I’m waiting on my photographer) and headed out to a solo lunch at The Gourmet Shop Cafe.
It was my first time dining at the Cafe, but I remember that my grandmother used to love going there years ago. Her taste in anything has yet to fail me, so I went with high hopes and was hardly disappointed.
I sat myself indoors next to a white lace curtained window just on the other side of the sidewalk seating that you see above. I opened the lace curtain just a hair so that I could see out and let some sunshine in and ordered myself a tomato juice and water for starters.
While waiting on my lunch I began re-reading The Tao of Pooh, a wonderful book on Taoism and the science of living serenely regardless of circumstances. I recommend this book to anyone interested in spirituality or philosophy. Or Pooh.
Just a few pages in…I was surrounded by food! I’m happy to say there were plenty of vegan items on the menu and dishes I could easily turn vegan with a few simple requests. After much deliberation I settled upon a humus and fruit dish and a spinach salad. I ate to my heart’s content while peeping out the curtains at the sidewalk dining guests. What a lovely sight they were in their Sunday’s best and many of the diners had their teacup puppies with them! With the charming food, menu and ambiance I felt like I’d found a small wrinkle in time all the way to France. Half of my lunch will be dinner…and to put the cherry on top, by bill was only $20! Trust and believe that I shall return with friends in tow!
Next stop on my Sunday Me-Day was the Immersed in Ink tattoo festival at the Columbia Convention Center. There were piercing booths, jewelry and art sales, a competition for who got the coolest tatt of the day…and of course tons of tattoo booths. I basically walked around and flipped through portfolios, scouting for an artist for my next tattoo. I think I found The One, who luckily for me is located in downtown Columbia.
Check out his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/adam.smith.3701. He tatts at Animated Canvas and I was moved by his professionalism and his portfolio…
Add a little bloggin’ to the mix and I’ve got one glorious Sunday almost behind me. Now I’m off to buy decorations for a friend’s baby shower I’m hosting on Wednesday. Peace and Love to you all. Until next time…