Welcome to the forty-second post ofthe Great Writing Challenge of 2012.
Five days a week for six months, I will be given a topic to write about. The stipulation: it must be 250 words (or more), and positive in tone.If you would like to suggest topics for me to write about, please email me at TheRebeccaProject [at] gmail [dot] com.
Post #42: Treating Myself to Miette.
I met the Canadian for a gastronomic excursion last weekend, but this time we started with dessert from Miette. Who says you have to eat your meal first?
Beautifully decorated and stunningly presented sweet treats from Miette
Miette is a beautiful patisserie and confiserie, specializing in making beautiful treats with premium ingredients. The way they display, package and present their goodies is just stunning, and the whole package takes your breath away.
My local Miette is in the Ferry Building in San Francisco, a mecca for artisanal food and upscale eateries. I have walked past on many occasions, but just never actually purchased myself a treat from there. Until the other day.
The Chocolate Tart and Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Sandwich.
Even on a cold, grey day I opted for the Crème Fraiche ice cream on home-made Graham Crackers. The Canadian went for the Chocolate Tart and it was rich and rather heavy – a perfect complement to the light, carefree ice cream.
High fives on the combo.
Ah Miette. How I love thee. The problem is, once I cross it off my Life List, then I lack an excuse to continue going back… le sigh.
Someone very special has a birthday coming up on the 6th of July, and I am excited about what the day will hold for him, for us. I have been scouting for locations for birthday celebrations, and even managed to pick up a gift for him. And wrapped it! Six days before his actual birthday! I am really getting myself into tip-top organisational shape here (which has been an aim of mine since year naught).
All wrapped up -- six days ahead of schedule! WHOA!
This was my first attempt at collages using Picasa. I like the ease with which I can lighten and brighten my photos without using the fiddly little parts of PhotoShop (especially considering PS just takes all of the juice out of my little Netbook). However, I’m not quite sold on Picasa’s collage capabilities. I like to have a little more say in the way collages are presented: like the degree of space between the photos, how they’re arranged and whether or not I’m feeling rounded corners etc.
What photo editing tools do you use?
How do you find their basic functions and collage options?
But back to discussing birthdays, I will leave you with this beautiful image from Amanda. I love the way she’s so enthused by living in her new home in Canada and so in love with her lovely Canadian gentleman. I love her zest to capture the beauty around her and share it with people like me. And HURRAH for Aussie expats!
Amanda recently celebrated her first Canadian birthday, and captured some beautiful and special moments with her trusty Polaroid. Happy Belated Birthday, mate.
I always wanted my own Polaroid… and now that Polaroid’s no longer making instant film, I’ll have to learn how to make my own “dreamy, film-like photos” HERE. It was marvellous to stumble upon a new and inspiring blog today, so thank you, Amanda!