Coffee Date

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If we were having coffee today I would tell you I am beyond excited for Thanksgiving. It will be a weekend filled to the brim with family, friends, food & holiday themed races. That’s right. I will be running the Turkey Trot with my cousins on Thursday morning (in costume, of course) and I’ll be running the Jingle Bell Run with my friend Annie on Friday. It is mighty chilly here in Michigan, but perhaps the promise of hot chocolate will get me through all those frigid miles.

If we were having coffee today I would tell you I am not-so-patiently awaiting the return of my best friend Leona from Paris. Leona has been studying at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and we haven’t seen each other in over a year. Seeing as we lived together through most of college and were practically attached at the hip for 3 years, the separation anxiety has been extreme. She will be back in the States over the holidays and I am pumped!

If we were having coffee today I would tell you I’m really thankful for my job. I was really unhappy at my first job out of college so when I finally found my way to my current position, I was delighted to find that it felt like home from day one. Not only do I get to do what I love, but my coworkers aren’t just “the people I work with.” They have truly become some of my closest friends over the last 2 years. Monday mornings are actually something I’ve come to look forward to because I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories from the weekend.

If we were having coffee today I would tell you that you should visit Peet’s Coffee. The California based coffee chain just opened 7 stores in Michigan and they were kind enough to send me some coffee to sample. I’ll have to admit, I was a little hesitant to try the coffee shop that took over our beloved Caribou Coffee, but I was not disappointed. I tried a Vanilla Latte when I visited the store and loved how it was just subtly sweet. And the Holiday Blend coffee is smooth and delicious. I’m certain  it will even make my coffee snob fiance happy. I’m looking forward to trying one of their freshly baked muffins or scones that are brought in by Michigan’s own Zingerman’s Bakery. Their partnership with Zingerman’s is part of their ongoing commitment to support the local economy. Plus, as any Michigander would know, every item made by Zingerman’s is pretty fantastic.

So grab yourself some Peet’s, and enjoy your holiday week!

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