Thursday, January 18, 2007

i love new things

I nearly fainted on the spot when I spied these fancy cupcakes! Last night, Rich and I ventured to the grand opening of the new grocery store in our neighborhood.

We first ate dinner in their little restaurant. I had a cheese plate and a salad (the salad was just $2!) It was a wonderful little dinner.

We weren't prepared for a full grocery shopping trip so after dinner we just poked around each section of the store. They had wonderful things at every turn. Exquisite and interesting flowers in the floral section. Fun and interesting selection in the produce section...including the tiniest lady apples (I bought a few to try!) There was a seafood station serving fresh seafood. Actually, there were stations set up in nearly every section, all set up to serve meals. It really could make grocery shopping more like an adventure. I'm loving it.

I can tell that they are taking quite a bit of inspiration from Wegman's. I think all of the grocery stores in the area are stepping up their game since they moved in the neighborhood. It's nice to see. Even the lousy Food Lion around the corner is completely renovating, reinventing, and even renaming itself.

After I finish penning this post, I am going to make a cup of tea, start a fire in the fireplace, and enjoy one of those wonderful cupcakes. And then I'll probably be buzzing around on a sugar high for the remainder of the afternoon. I have a few things to add to the site so maybe that's how I'll spend that burst of energy.

I can't wait to go back to the new grocery store to do some real grocery shopping. I think I'll go around lunchtime and treat myself to some delicious little treat. Maybe that Swedish potato and cheese creation that they will make for you at the cheese station. Or maybe a crabcake from the seafood station.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the most beautiful cupcake I have ever seen. Did it taste as yummy as it looks??
~Angie~

Kim said...

Oooo, those look delicious!!!

Heather said...

Absolutely the most gorgeous cupcakes I've ever seen! Thanks for taking a picture for us before you did your damage to them! ; )
We don't have Wegman's here on the West Coast, but do have Whole Foods. I'm on my way!

Anonymous said...

Those cupcakes look sooooo yummy. I have been to the Whole Food Market in Toronto a couple of times. I love the way they display their produce. Everything is so fresh and clean. I wish we had a Whole Food here where I live. LUCKY YOU!!!!!

lindsay said...

oooh i love whole foods.
i wish i had one within 200 miles! :)

jenny holiday said...

Ohhh yes!! Whole foods is incredible!! We just got one across the street from our apt!! Really!! We have been breaking the bank though! Every night wanting to try their incredible dinners! And ohhh the sweets!! my goodness!! Amazing! And their fresh cut flowers are some the most beautiful ever!!

These cupcakes are little works of art!! I must get over there tonight to see if they have them!! ..try their whoopie pies!!! Sooo good!! : )

Hope you had a great day Amy!!
xoxo Jenny

Anonymous said...

I love the dish with the bluebirds on it. What is the pattern? And your blog is the best... I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago and can't wait until the next day to see what special things you have posted. Thanks for being a bright spot in my day!

mo said...

Thos cupcakes really are so lovely. I love the amount of care put into one tiny dessert. We call it "Whole Paycheck" in these parts but its hard to not love it when you are so well catered to. Our local Kroger doesn't even have handles on the paper bags and I bet I wouldn't have noticed had I not been so well taken care of!

tgrdina said...

These cupcakes are works of art! Are they as tasty as they are beautiful?

OOOOOHHHHH....thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Did the cupcakes look as good as they taste?

:) D

Anonymous said...

I could never stop at just one of those cupcakes, but that being said, how can you even think of eating such a lovely creation? I've been into Whole Foods in Arizona, love it! AJ's is also a "purveyor of fine food"... it makes grocery shopping fun.

~vicki said...

oh those cupcakes are killing me!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! A girl after my own heart - CUPCAKES!!! Aren't they just the prettiest things. Enjoy!

lucinda said...

I love my Whole Foods.
We have several here in Dallas. They have the most amazing flowers. At their older location they sell a wonderfull choc. dipped dried mango! It's one of my Mom's favorite Christmas treats!

DivaDeb said...

O baby - yep, we have Whole Foods here in Washington, too. These places are houses of worship to food! Amazing. I have to go in ONLY when I am not hungry, or I buy waaaaaaay too much simply because of the gorgeous way they present it.

Enjoy, now that you are a new convert to the church of YUM!

Deb

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