Yesterday we hopped in the car and went to Mill Valley, in Marin county. I happened to hear that Tyler Florence opened up a kitchen store there, and after perusing the web site, I just had to go and tale a look at it.
There were so many cars whizzing by, that it was really difficult to take a good shot of the store front. I also brought the point and shoot and not the Nikon, so the photos aren't as good as they could be
We really had a good time looking at all the goodies in this store, it wasn't the run of the mill kitchen shop. What I liked about it was that it incorporated antiques and new things.
In the far back of the store, was a whole room filled with cookbooks and cozy chairs to sit in, along with a nice little fireplace. My idea of fun!
On this table, there were many items I wanted!!
Part of the really pretty window display.
We decided to walk around town and see what was new, as we haven't been to Mill Valley in years. Sad really, since it is a very short trip from where we live. I guess it is just one of those things that you take for granted living here in the Bay Area, with so much to see and do! These flowers were part of a cute little shop on the sidewalk.
The following are a few shots of the cozy little town itself.
After our nice little walk around town, it was almost time for our dinner reservations at the old "Lark Creek Inn" I say old, because they changed the whole concept of this restaurant, along with the name. It is now called "The Tavern" I was very sad that they (Bradley Ogden) changed the whole thing! The original design was so beautiful and dramatic, and now it seems kind of run of the mill. The food was good though, I must say. Luckily we have a "Lark Creek" restaurant in my town, just like it use to be.
Perhaps my dining experience was a bit skewed, since the previous night we went out to a very fancy dinner in the city. The restaurant was called " Quince." We had a gift certificate, and decided to give it a shot. It was a very gorgeous restaurant with impeccable service. Their web site is under construction, as they just recently moved, so if I linked it, you wouldn't get the full scope of how beautiful the restaurant is. You can google it though and hit images.
So.....this weekend has been a fun filled food weekend, and now I'm off to the store for dinner fixings. I'm making homemade chicken soup, with fresh pasta of course :)