Thursday, June 23, 2011

Can I move into a Milwaukee Bakery?



I have been visiting my dear friend in wonderful Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and decided I should move there if only for all the delicious bakeries! This case is at LaReve...can I just climb in there and work my way through the mousse, maccaroons, tarts, cakes, and pastries...ahhh, heaven.

I realized when I got home that I really didn't take too many pictures, but I wanted to share a few, and these neat puppets we saw while out at antique stores in The Third Ward downtown. I am intrigued by puppets and marionettes. It is something I have been talking about trying but just quite haven't found the time. I got a little inspiration here.



There are so many nice places to see there...I will say many of them involved us eating! It turned out I was there during Polish Fest too. What visit to Wisconsin would be complete without a polka? Jodi was a lovely tour guide and made sure I saw much of the city. And I was able to see her new home- an adorable bungalow built in the 20s- which she has fixed up and decorated so cool (of course!). Thank you Jodi for having me!

I was also able to meet John, the mailman who I interviewed last month, and have some drinks and laughs together on Jodi's patio. We had a great time! John also made sure I had my share of pastries, bringing blueberry bread, a tart, and cheesecake from Simma's Bakery! Amazing stuff! Thank you John!   If you missed the Questions for the Mailman, check it out here.

The summer seems to be packed with trips and events but I'm sure I will find the time to create and see you all soon.

12 comments:

MrCachet said...

You can move in only if your name is John Dough. ;o)

Joanna said...

Oh those cakes, let me at 'em!

It'll be interesting to see how the puppets inspire you in your artwork.......

And you met John The Mailman, wohoo - he's like a celebrity now, isn't he?! And he came bearing cakes, how cool is that guy?!

x

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Such a great trip, Katie. Eating, bakeries, Puppets (I LOVE THEM TOO), a good friend, and above all meeting the mail man! ... sounds perfect to me. Nice to have you back ... looking forward to seeing what you are up to next. xxDonna

craftattack said...

Sigh! How can you show pics like that when I haven't had my breakfast yet?? Glad you had a nice trip! Hugs, Valerie

John the Mailman said...

If I may turn the tables for just a moment here, and say a few words about Ms. Katie:

For all of you who read and follow her blog, she is every bit as vibrant, enthusiastic and passionate about her life in person as you might expect. What you don't know, however, is that she is also very funny, and is great company. I feel very lucky to have become her friend--she truly is one in a billion! (And she didn't even pay me to write that!)

I hope you'll all meet me at one of her shows some day.

Best wishes from Katie's #1 Fan,
John the Mailman

jane said...

Hello from California! I read your blog, love it. By the way, I was in Milwaukee for 2 days last week, and enjoyed it so much! What a fun city...the Riverwalk, the Historic Third Ward, the public art everywhere, and yes, the food! Best to you, Jane

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Hello from lenna in Florida! i came to your blog via Donna's, but see you know Dave, Joanna, of course donna, and Val too! I am a mixed media artist who does a lot of mail art. Congrats on winning donna's drawing & I am happy to meet you! Lenna

Fabric Art said...

Oh Katie I want to taste all these delicious cakes, and the dolls, love them they are fantastic, such a wonderful trip you had.
Anni

Emma said...

I'm moving in with you, share?

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great that you got to meet John, that interview was fantastic....I will gladly move into that bakery with you!!!!! xox Corrine

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh NOW I am rather HUNGRY! Such a fabulous trip! And a huge thank you to you for the lovely comments on my blog! You are so NICE!

Cassie said...

Ohhh that bakery does look like heaven! I definately think you should make a marionette - and post lots of pictures of it because I am sure it's going to be fabulous:) Glad you had such a great trip -Blessing.