recovery, celebration and a visit to our “other” booth

December 24, 2010 |  Category:   dining out holidays life

It’s become sort of a tradition. To go to Ippudo after the end of our holiday season and celebrate with a bowl of ramen and pork buns. Place gets packed though and there was a line out the door when they opened right at 11. There are lots of other ramen places in the city and now 2 near our house too, but we prefer this place and it’s large and kid-friendly. They gave the girls princess bowls to eat noodles out of. This is one classy joint.

So hey, listen up. It appears that some people thought we had a booth at the Union Square Holiday Market this year because our friend Re Jin from Bailey Doesn’t Bark ordered our shortbread cookies to include in one of her holiday gift sets. Her booth is well branded. There’s a huge sign with the company name over the booth. We do not sell porcelain tableware. And yet 3 very small packages of cookies scattered throughout the booth display was enough to make some people think it was our booth. It didn’t happen just one time. It happened a lot and some people even told Re Jin that they loved “the blog”. Really? I mean, RJ is also Korean…but…really? It became an inside joke. She’d text me nearly every time it happened. She even overheard someone say, “wow, Whimsy & Spice really expanded”. We are both just completely confused by this. 3 little packages of cookies, people, amid a sea of Bailey Doesn’t Bark wares. If it was, indeed our booth, wouldn’t we have more cookies to sell than 3 sample display packages? At some point, Re Jin didn’t even bother correcting people anymore. She just smiled and said “thanks” when people came up to her to let her know how much they loved the blog.

Sorry RJ, that people mistook your booth for ours. And uh, thanks to anybody who thought that RJ, who is younger (and prettier!) than I am, was me.

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  • kate hart December 25, 2010 at 1:31 am

    congrats on finally making to the end of that crazy holiday madness! hopefully you & the family will have a chance to relax & enjoy the rest of the holidays!!

    oh, & too funny about your friend RJ! if I were her, I probably would have ended up going along with it too– correcting people can get seriously old.

  • Tim McMurdo December 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Welcome to your much earned time of peace and relaxation. Is it possible to b e proud of somebody you don’t know? I have been pulling for you this season and have enjoyed reading of your progress. I hope your success gives you a jumpstart on the new year.

  • Jenna December 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Kate and Tim, thank you so so much for your kind words. I hope you are enjoying the holidays!

  • Danita Luna December 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

    As tim, I don´t know you but I´m proud of you

  • jan December 27, 2010 at 10:31 am

    being in the midwest, i sadly couldn’t visit either of your booths, but i still love the blog! 🙂

    happy post-holiday-madness-holidays.

    (i stumbled upon the blog through some recipe link at some point – i probably never ended up making the recipe but most likely still have it saved somewhere in some crowded recipes folder… i loved the photos immediately and i think first read a nostalgic college / music / youth gone by post that resonated really well. i’ve been reading along every now and then ever since, for all three – the occasional recipes, but mostly the photos and the writing. thank you for putting them out here.)

  • RJ December 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Whimsy Doesn’t Bark!

  • rebecca December 27, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    haha. hilarious. continue to love your beautiful photos as well….