It's not very often that the staff at Black-eyed Susan fits in a side trip of interest during our everyday work schedule. *sigh*
At the end of the week last week, Jackie and I found ourselves within relatively close proximity to a destination that we had been wanting to find time for. We were in Downingtown for an accessory call/consultation, and on the way back to Buckingham, we decided to treat ourselves to lunch and a fun field trip!
*NOTE TO SELF* do this more often!!!
One of my employees, Anne (with an "e"; kindred spirit!) had been treated to a trip here several weeks ago and came back with a glowing recommendation . Take a look at what we found.
|We sat down in the most charming open air cafe and treated ourselves to lunch!|
|We both ordered this gauchpazio soup with balsamic drizzle. Spicy and cool. Yum!|
|We split this portabela mushroom and roasted red pepper sandwich which equaled our delight.|
|Our bill came tucked inside this paperback book! The whole experience was delightful and entertaining. We commented several times on feeling a bit guilty while the rest of the staff toiled away...|
|This vision made me feel like I was walking the streets of Paris!|
|Next, I'll give you just a bit of the kind of inspiring merchandising we took in.||Yes, colorful and stylish pickles!|
|Red kitchen timers, vintage inspired.|
|Pink lemonade. So pretty.|
|These tear off pads of cheese papers caught my eye. I have purchased from that vendor before for the store.||Love. It.|
|These trays of fresh lettuce reminded me of the artificial lettuce I have at the store! Great centerpieces mixed with fresh hydrangeas.|
|Stacks of French tea towels. Favorite colors; orange and gray!|
|I just had to document these lovely succulents, the exact same ones (artificial) that you will find at Black-eyed Susan!|
|Of course, they had plenty of fresh succulents for the taking as well. Yes.|
|Fresh and glorious succulents. Want.|
We had a wonderful field trip, much deserved and much enjoyed. I highly recommend it.
Terraine is located in West Chester, Pa. I came away inspired and ready for the next night shift. Definitely worth the trip! Make sure you have time to see the entire spread...and take me along too!