07 July 2009

One little secret wish...


There is a small part of me that's always wanted to open a shop of some sort. I could see myself owning a baby boutique, or pastry shop, or custom painted furniture store. When I was a newlywed I submitted a few pieces of jewelry and art to nearby shops, hoping to make a few sales. My good friend and creative soul sister Zoe and I mused about opening a store. A few times. So when I do happen upon a fun little place, you might find me snapping pictures and oohing and aahing over something simple like the bathroom. Lol.

While I was in Utah a few weeks ago my mother-in-law took me out to eat at this darling little restaurant called Food For Thought. It was so shabby, so simple, so sweet. I loved how quaint it was. I love that someone took the time to make some of the shop's smallest details pretty, like this valance over the soda machine.


And this shelf of punch bowls, which suggests to me that the place could be transformed for more grand, magical occasions than just lunch.


The walls of the restaurant were a soft pink... and looked like damask. The tables were all different... I particularly loved this intimate set-up for a little two-seater beneath a phantom window (with curtains, of course!).


As you walk into the restaurant, there's this cute little old stove propped in the corner. Just because.


And then this darling display of all types of goodies. Like fabric. And treats with descriptions.




The food was as delightful as the shop itself! I had a to-die-for pear salad and delicious mediterranean inspired sandwich. The service was friendly. It was quiet. (And the bathroom, though I am without pictures, was pretty cute too).


One Fish said...

I love that place. It used to be even cuter when they had better tables. I'm not sure why they changed them.

Linsey said...

You went to food for thought?! Like, the one in Draper? I can walk to it from my house... It is my favorite little place here. I love it.

I would LOVE to own a fun, charming little place.

Char said...

Why kind of Utahn am I if I've never even heard of this place?

Lei said...

Hey, I'm surprised that it's so well known. It's kinda tucked away! I guess you'll have to try it out Char!

And Linsey - you mena I missed the chance to pop in on you unexpectedly? ;)

Yvonne said...

Sounds like a fun place--I've never heard of it.

utmommy said...

What a cute place.

Zoe said...

I have never heard of this place either. I must visit it now. Lei, we can still have our dreams - it is not over yet!! There is still time! :) Who knows, someday, huh?! Love ya!