Yesterday morning I experienced a boomerang memory spin like a scene from “Back to the Future.” One of my favorite daily reads is Poppytalk, a “Canadian design blog collecting inspiration and dedicated to promoting emerging design talent.” The posts are loaded with delicious photography. A recent guest post about a cool place in London called Go, Do & Drink struck a chord. It’s my kind of destination: a cafe with fun stuff for sale (including the furnishings!) and onsite DIY crafting, too. Wow! But the photos here are about a place that was called The Daily Count.
It was part cafe (organic espresso with beans from a local roastery); part low-sugar, low-carb, gluten-free grocery that soon included organic, free-range meats, too; and it also functioned as a meeting location for writing workshops and an entrepreneurial group I had co-founded.
There was a monthly ‘Gluten-free Recipe Club’ and annual gluten-free cookie swap. So many wonderful customers. All great fun.
One of the shop’s features was the wall mural. It was my first painting-painting ever.
Inspired by my Brazilian adventure in 2001. Look familiar? It’s also my blog banner. Guess I miss traveling, too …
There are a multitude of reasons that the business closed after only two years. Many lessons learned. And without a doubt, new frontiers opened up afterwards. But boy, Go, Do & Drink looks like a fun place to hang out and make stuff. Time to renew my passport? You bet!