This past Friday, a bunch of my friends joined me at Touchstone Gallery, where I'm displaying 9 of my photographs, among other 87 artists.
This was a very exciting night for me, and I was very thankful to see such a great support from my friends. Special Thank you to Jason for the flowers!
After an hour in a crowded gallery, some of us went to Teaism for dinner. And then we wanted dessert! By this time there were only 6 of us left, so Adrienne, Anna, Jason, Jenn, Wendy and I decided to check out Red Velvet Cupcakery (thank you Annie and Stacey for the recommendation!).
The space was rather tiny and sparse. Maybe that's the look they were trying to achieve...not sure, but it did not look welcoming at all. There was only space for a few people at the "bar," and we ended up taking our cupcakes to a nearby TangySweet. TangySweet had a few tables and chairs and bistro tables, but once again, the decor reminded me of a European Disco: it looked cold, impersonal and empty. Adrienne liked it though. Anna tried their pomegranate yogurt, which was really good, while Adrienne had one of the chocolate shakes. I did not try the shake, because the look alone did not appeal to me.
Back to cupckakes. At 9 pm there were only a few choices left.
Jason chose Morning Call (chocolate espresso cake with mocha buttercream) and ate it in a few bites while the rest of us were still deciding. No one ended up choosing Bday (yellow butter cake with milk chocolate ganache), but it did look rather cute.
Wendy chose Summertime (lemon cake with coconut frosting), and Jenn chose Peanut Butter Cup (chocolate chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting). I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter, but the chocolate cake part was moist and chocolaty (duh!).
And then we went in search of drinks....