Today I went for a day trip to Gloucester with two of my friends from high school, Kim and Joan. I see my friend Kim all the time because she lives a couple of streets away from me. Joan I see maybe once or twice a year.
Yesterday was Kim's birthday. We don't exchange presents but we usually get together for breakfast or coffee. Today we did both!
We started at Sugar Magnolia's for breakfast. This place is one of Kim's favorites.
I opted for the cinnamon raisin french toast with homemade maple syrup. Kim had hash and Joan had eggs and pineapple fritters. We all shared in a fruit bowl with granola. I am glad I got the short stack of french toast anything more would have been too filling.
Our timing was perfect because shortly after we arrived it started to get very busy.
An interesting mix of artwork was displayed on the wall. I really liked the decor and feel of the place.
Wow, that man to the left looks intense. She sure has his full attention!
A mural adorned one of the walls.
I just had to take a photo of this poster that was in the ladies room. Audrey with a cat, how perfect!
One more look back at Sugar Magnolia's before we turned down the street. I really love this place. It is exactly the type of breakfast spot I like to frequent.
We headed next door to Gabriel's Antiques and this teapot caught my eye. I didn't need another teapot so I passed on it.
We liked this outfit outside of the Dress Code. They had very cool clothes and we spent quite a bit of time there. Kim tried this coat on but it was too big and of course one of a kind.
Before heading home, we decided to stop for coffee/tea at the Pleasant Street Tea Company.
This spot had quite the selection of teas and coffees. There were lunch items as well but we were still stuffed from breakfast. I just had a dark chocolate mocha.
Well, maybe I could have a little nibble.
I had orders not to take any photos of Kim and Joan for the blog. I didn't realize that they made it into the right hand corner of this shot. Ha, Ha! I don't think they will mind.
For this shot, I was aiming for the steam coming off the tea against the dark wall. But I did actually get some of Kim in this shot. She said it was ok. We loved just sitting and chatting in this quiet corner of the tea company. There were couches and chairs you could just sink into and sit in all day. And we did spend a long time there.
As I sit blogging about my lovely day with the girls, my boys are at my feet enjoying a little brotherly love. Sweet!