by Natalie Wong on 08/16/12
at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton Wedding Fair.
I woke up early Sunday morning, put on my favorite lace shift top, freshly pressed black trousers, and my brand new glittery pointy toe pumps. I was excited, and prepped up for this day. And I was not disappointed..
As Russ and I were slaving away in the delivery dock, moving all of our French Macarons and displays onto our handcart in the brisk, cold and foggy San Francisco morning, we braced ourselves as we entered the corridors through the back and into the ballroom. Holy CHANDELIERS!!! The ballroom is GRAND. I mean.. I know.. it's the Ritz Carlton, but this was my very first time, and embarassingly, I was rolling in with a dropped jaw... and vendors all around were looking at me like I was from some other planet. LOL!
Each space was separated with real, trimmed green hedges. We had our linen-covered round table, and two chairs dressed in soft supple cream satin covers, with gold sashes.... I'd never been so spoiled in a wedding fair. We were surrounded by some of the most renowned in the industry, Cako Cupcakes, Williams Sonoma, Bloomingdale's Bridal Registry, Claremont Hotel and Spa, Saks Fifth Avenue, Modern Love Photography, The Travelling Photo Booth... I know I was in heaven. Every vendor around us had beautiful displays, showing off their Sunday best, getting ready for the double doors to open, when the brides would glide in.
This was the perfect event to debut our Salted Caramel flavor, and to showcase "Cake-A-Ron", the newest addition to our Macaron Bar selections. Gorgeous, glowing brides, proudly displaying their knock-out engagement rings, flowed into the ballroom. Each of them with a pretty glass of blueberry champagne ( which by the way is the perfect compliment to our French Macarons), arms full of goodies and gift bags, and couldn't help but be drawn to Cake-A-Ron and Mr. Eiffel, and to our delicious French Macaron samples.
Our completed display...
Sugarie French Macarons galore!!
We had such a wonderful time meeting everyone. Every time I see the expressions on their faces when they take that first bite into the Sugarie French Macaron, I feel inspired and motivated. This is why I do what I do. It makes all those hours in the kitchen baking my fingers away worth it.
Here's to my dream of having my very first Sugarie shop.... CHEERS!!!