challenges

Progress

We keep marching on. I made a rather large investment in kitchen equipment last week. It felt scary, but it’s also a huge relief to check such…

A Kick in the Pants

This week was all about Stonefruit’s Kickstarter campaign. I’ve been planning the campaign since before I signed the lease, but it’s taken this long…

The Architect

My architect for Stonefruit is my boyfriend. I swear I fell in love with him before we ever started talking about working together. But…

Design

Last friday was my birthday (and saturday was of course Valentine’s). Alberto’s been working on a project in Miami for months, and when he realized…

A Beginning

I first saw the space for Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen back in October. I negotiated for 3 full months+. I figured out how to…

A New Year

The last month of 2014 has been a dichotomy of positive and negative. The positive side has bathed me in the joy of a good relationship…

Moving Forward

Alberto and I are moving in together. I think I’m experiencing some pre-separation anxiety with my apartment, and, well, single life in the West…

Sicilia

At this point in my Italian adventure, I was really relishing the idea of some time completely to ourselves. No expectations, no phone calls,…

The One-liner

In March I left my wonderful, safe, well-paying, dream-job-for-somebody. My work environment was not a positive one, and though I had been trying to…