Had a meeting today. Not really a meeting, but a social call and a presentation for something pretty great.
We ended up at a pretty wonderful coffee shop. This place was pretty spectacular. Two stories, lots of
lap top plugins, great coffee and most of all…the view!
Woods coffee is located right down on the waterfront. One can sit and watch the ferries go by or sit and enjoy
the sights and sounds of the sea. Inside there are many places to sit including the second story which is cozy and quant.
There is a wide range of people here. Lots of fun and laughter happening. I see at least two meetings taking
place at the moment which is usually a sign of greatness in what is the “hang out” factor.
With it’s rustic wood decor and multi level coziness I could tell as soon as I walked in that this
place was a great and popping place to be.
So if you find yourself in Bellingham and need a place to park it for a while,or you need a place to sit and
enjoy a few moments and a great cup of coffee, pop on in…I know I will be back sometime soon with much more
people watchin’ in mind.
Until then, enjoy your day.
I have a friend , who like me, has a love for coffee. She, in fact, has tossed around the idea to open up a coffee shop of her own one day. We have visited several coffee shops looking for what the area might be missing. We also are in constant "seek" mode to see what works at the shops we visit along with things that don't.
She was the one who found this little shop and so when she asked if I wanted to go back with her of course I did.
I was surprised at how busy this place was. It is in a prime location with views of a ferry termnial along with cute little gardens to meander through on nicer afternoons. With it's trademark red cups and quirky decor including a man breaking through the celing? It makes for an interesting place to hang out.
Today I count 3 laptops and several groups of ladies who are lunching. One group in particular is very loud...but it's a "happy" friendly kind of loud. I am also surprised with how many men are here today. This place is pretty cutsy. But there are still several men. Two of which seem to be here for a meeting of some sort.
There are two collage aged people using the tables by the Windows. It seems like in many of the coffee shops I pop into there are collage aged people by the Windows. I guess that is better than slinking off into a dark and gloomy corner table. I, personally, seem gravitate twords the window seats myself, so I do see the draw there. My friend and I are going to take a stroll through the garden now.
Time to scoot.
Enjoy your day.
I have decided that although I do enjoy coffee shopping alone, I enjoy it even more with company. Today I am joined by Xavier.
He doesn’t usually drink coffee…let me rephrase that, he never drinks coffee. (I know, right???) I have discovered, however, that he does
enjoy a london fog. For those of you who don’t know what that is, It is earl grey tea with cream, vanilla, and topped off with foamed milk.
Today we have a window seat. The sun is very bright. Lots of foot traffic to watch as we sit. Many people coming in and out. Right now I am distracted.
A woman just parallel parked just outside the window and although there is not very many parking spots…she has decided to take up two of them.
There are three young men at the gathering table today. They look the collage type. They are here to enjoy coffee though and have no books.
There is a young lady sitting along the brick wall. She is studying on a computer. She is taking notes on a yellow ruled note pad. My oldest son,
who is in collage this year, also prefers to use those yellow note pads. Talk about “old school.”
A couple just came through. They have gotten their coffee’s to go. A young lady was sitting across from us. She was busy on a laptop also when we came in but
she has left now. I remember seeing her leave because she had a huge bag with her and she was tiny. Another woman came in. She opened the little door to our window seat
(that we had closed) It was odd. At first we thought maybe she didn’t think anyone was in here, but she was just after a paper sitting on the edge of our counter.
Our barista was awesome. The coffee was real tasty and done to perfection. Yum. Xavier is growing restless…So I think it’s time to scoot.
Enjoy your afternoon.
My niece manages a coffee stand in our area. She called me up and made an apt for me to come and snap some shots of her and her girls for
their Christmas cards. This was a much bigger task than one would seem. It is a very busy coffee stand. The idea was to gather the
ladies and stand for some photos…the only problem was that some of the girls were still on duty. Just as we thought we would have a moment a car would
pull up and the girls would scramble. Finally a quick moment presented itself and we snapped this shot.
Good Job ladies…what a thoughtful gesture for your customers.