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.