February 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Recently, I’ve been reaching out to the heart with a softer rhythm. A much gentle pace to ease into the flow of everyday events. It has been a heavy week with disappointments and excitements, how they both love to tease the heart and make you wonder what is worth. There is a quiet need to set aside time for deeper reflections and seek simplicity.

This island is always full of surprise, after two years of living here I am still finding ways to be part of it. As Tyler Brûlé said, “It is that time of year when many wake up, stare at the ceiling and take stock of their career”.

While staring through the glass window in the kitchen, I wonder if customers understood our passion to serve wholesome food. That a simple tomato mozzarella sandwich was made with slices of heirloom tomatoes, shipped in either from France or America on specific days, smeared with homemade pesto freshly through out the week, topped with hand shredded mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and pressed on the grill until the bread becomes well-crisp.

We make food to show we care.

Taking the time to be mindful of ingredients, steps and services. And realize, there are people worth persevering for.

The day of showing love and affection was spent at home drinking cognac, watching cooking channels and eating Lana’s chocolate cake. The days before that we had been taking time to just enjoy the very early mornings before work and late nights after the day is done. Simple pleasures to be thankful for.

The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
– Sir Hugh Walpole


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