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Tuesday
Sep142010

Sweet Notes: Little Love Letters to Chicago, from CakeSpy

So, if you read this site, like, ever, you probably know that the guiding principle of CakeSpy is that I am seeking sweetness in everyday life, and hopefully leaving the world a sweeter place with my work. I know, so cheesy you could die, right?

Well, don't die yet. First, check out these sweet little love-notes I left around Chicago, with hopes that they would sweeten the day(s) of those who found them:

First, Floriole. I was thrilled to hear that these dudes had opened up a retail spot, because I had been delighted by a canelé I picked up at their Farmer's Market booth 2 years ago.

Alas, Floriole was ferme on Lundi! Sacre bleu! Well, I left them a little something to find when they were ouvert again, to let them know I cared. A note, nestled between their outdoor tables, to be discovered by an employee in the morning! (picture of note is at the top of the post)

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Second, while browsing some delightful secondhand clothes at The Buffalo Exchange, I thought I might add to the "treasure hunt" aspect of thrifting by hiding a treasure in a handbag for sale.

Of course, anyone who buys an Andy Warhol handbag has good taste, and they should be rewarded, right?

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Third, I was struck by the beauty of this gorgeously appointed...storage space? So I left a little note nestled in by the toes of this Egyptian dude. Call it a footnote!

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Well, after all of this walking around, some caffeination was in order, and what better spot for a Seattleite to hit up for strong coffee than Intelligentsia? And to say thank you for the totally sweet latte, a totally sweet little note was left on the counter.

Thanks for the totally sweet times, Chicago! Love ya, miss ya! 2 good + 2 be = 4 gotten! (Note: A full bakery roundup to come)

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Reader Comments (14)

better than calling cards!

September 14 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Jessie that is the cutest ever. Next time I will make SURE I get to meet you! Please come back soon!

September 14 | Unregistered Commenterjuneann

That is the cutest thing ever! It reminds me of Operation Beatuiful ;)

September 14 | Unregistered CommenterWei-Wei

Congratulations on making one of the top food blogs!

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September 15 | Unregistered CommenterRita Reyes

How fun!!! I love the idea of leaving little notes for people to find, and brighten their day! Too cute!

September 15 | Unregistered CommenterDreaming Bear

Tut's got toe jamz.

September 15 | Unregistered CommenterjustJENN

You're awesome...that's so cool. Whoever finds these cute little notes should treasure them...I wonder if they'll post that they found one? That would be pretty sweet!

September 15 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Now i have to look if they are still there :D

September 16 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

cute cute cute!

September 16 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

That's awesome Jessie! I wish I'd seen the one at the storage space-I live not far down the street from it!

September 16 | Unregistered CommenterCate

This post put a huge smile on my face:0)

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September 23 | Unregistered Commenterchriatian louboutin

This is such a cute idea! We travelled across the country back in May and I wanted to do something similar. I was going to leave little cards that said, "Serious Cakes was here" and a link to my youtube videos but hubby said it was silly :P lol-such a brat, now I wish I had! :D

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterSerious Cakes

this is so awesome! i wish there were more people like you in the world! I'm planning a trip to Chicago for next summer and can't wait for your round-up of all the places I should go!

September 23 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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