I met 3 fabulous and creative people at the Blim market whom I wish to tell you about.
One of them is Christi, from Bueno Style, is one of the happiest person I had ever had the privilege to meet, she just oozed positive energy. Love it!
I was completely exhausted and sleepy from 2 weeks of continuous baking and icing. I was zoned out when it came to being at the Blim market, but her energy gave me a total boost which I desperately needed.
Oh, at this stage I better thank my man for totally helping me out on that day too :O*
Christi makes some pretty awesome jewellery out of unique vintage finds which I had to refrain
myself from buying. I had bought a whole bunch of jewellery a short while back, and trust me when I say... 'I have a lot of costume jewellery'. Well, in my defence, who doesn't like pretty stuff right? And if it blings, its mine!!! ... & it didn't help that my man was standing beside me :OP
I'll just have to find Christi one day w/o my man so I won't feel so guilty. She has a new line of design specially for the Olympics so do check her out, she has great stuff! I particularly love her 'Oak' series. http://buenostyle.blogspot.com/
Some of my 'stuff'... I'm too shy to show you the rest... heh heh
I was stationed next to another baker at the Blim market. Delainy specialized in gluten free baked goods. We loved the gluten free cheese buns, they were so good, we bought a whole bunch and had them all as our dinner that night. YUM!
What is even more impressive about Delainy besides her baking is that she is a a brilliant photographer. I tried to pull some photos off her website to show you but I couldn't copy it (hehheh... opps!) but you honestly have to check out her work at Living Image
She has a great eye for things and I just love love love her style. She even makes me want to get married or have a kid just so I can hire her to be my photographer! She has recently been chosen to receive the Bride's Choice Award 2010 too.
And then there's Trudy from Trudy Ann's Bombay Masala Chai..... she is a total ray of sunshine, she reminds me of a Double Orange Champagne Punch! Yeap!
Here's the recipe, and I'll tell you why...
- 2 bottles (750 mL each) champagne, chilled
- 1 bottle (1 Liter each) club soda, chilled
- 6 oz. Sunkist® frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed
- ½ cup Curacao or other orange-flavored liqueur
- ½ cup brandy (optional)
- 6 ice cubes
- 5 orange and lemon cartwheel slices
Trudy is triple bubbly, a refreshing experience with a kick!
She makes her own chai tea mix. I personally never liked Chai tea, but when this woman with the biggest smile walked over to me with a sample of her tea, who was I to say no. I'm telling you, you cannot resist this woman! She glows!!!!
So I tried her Chai tea and just like her, it was awesome! And remember people... I do not like Chai tea, but hers was YUMMY!!!!! It was fresh and tasty, not like the others that I have tried that were made from a powder form, you know.... like those big franchise coffee places...ahem!
So for Chai lovers, I fully recommend you hunt her down and buy some of Truddy Ann's Bombay Masala Chai tea.