I woke every Saturday at the crack of dawn and longboarded down to the coffeeshop to open up. I had a column in the local paper. Everywhere I went, I sang to myself, “I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T…do you know what that means?” I had my own apartment. I had my own job. My gang of friends only a … Continue reading Why I Left Florida
Guys, it’s happened. Mattel has released a barista ken doll. And we’re Thrilled with a capital T. The first reason is because the official title of the doll is “Careers Ken Barista.” Notice it says “Careers.” That means Mattel (aka society) now sees barista-hood as a proper career! No more jabs about baristas being aimless … Continue reading Why We Love the Barista Ken Doll
What does Florida not have enough of? Yes, you got it. Ice cream shops. But Palate Coffee Brewery’s newest establishment is serving up more than your average rocky road. In true Palate fashion, we got a few surprises up our coffee-stained sleeve. Bubble Waffles Everybody’s talking about it—by everybody I mean Instagram. #bubblewaffles has taken … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Palate Bubs and Ice Cream
My friend is due here in twenty minutes to play tennis. I sit on the edge of my bed with my laptop perched on my knees. The email spreads before my eyes. Due to inactivity, Dropbox has deactivated your account… Oh crap. Let me back up. Six years ago, at the tender age of eighteen, … Continue reading Losing My Memories of England
Historic Downtown Sanford is too good to keep a secret. Recently we hosted a team of Instagrammers and bloggers from Orlando and Tampa to show them what a weekend getaway in Historic Downtown Sanford may look like. Many stayed in the beautiful bed & breakfast The Higgins House. First Stop: The District This is the happiest … Continue reading How to Show Outsiders What Sanford is All About
Thou shalt honor thy Palate brothers and sisters. Maybe you’re in a rush and you just wish your co-barista could sling a latté in half the time. Or perhaps they forgot to top up the syrup bottles and now you’re rooting through the cabinet for a bottle of vanilla. But to quote a classic hymnal … Continue reading The 10 Commandments of a Palate Barista
What is there to do here? I feel my city girl coming out. Making beelines to hipster bars and any place with the words “Live Music.” But a change of scenery means a change of style and I’ve been adapting. Here's what I've discovered.
It happened so fast One minute, I had three jobs: marketing assistant at a regional arts center, hostess at a family-owned pub & grill where customers called me by my first name, and journalist at the local magazine - a role which has taken me beyond coffee meetings and, as my friend Ana phrased it, literally into … Continue reading Goodbye, Massachusetts! Hello, Florida