Au revoir old friend!
With our arrival, promise of alcohol!
Nothing is as exciting as walking into a place and seeing all its potential. Only to be dampened by the gravity of its iconic history, realizing the change that's about to happen, hopefully for the better. Change is difficult - what to let go, what to save, what to honor, what to give a second chance?
Thankfully, I don't have to make any of those decisions. Yet, luckily, am still allowed my two cents.
We have Patti, Barbara Bestor, and a crew of creative design folks, so my thoughts will be reserved for the kitchen and food display cases. For friends who have heard me use the excuse, "Think I'm going to stay in tonight and art direct my kitchen shelves..." Well, I may have hit the jackpot.
As for the current kitchen? Cramped, grimy, overwhelming of that all-too-familiar sour kitchen smell mixed with decades of baked-in grease.
And, I couldn't be more excited!!
The counter stays (with a makeover).
The wallpaper goes.
Of course, charming icons like this vintage pie-case (currently used as mug storage) will be restored to its glory days. Imagine all the luscious scones, pies and cakes that will set the case aglow.
Kitchen is tiny and grimy but this will change, at least the grimy part.