Scenes from our Valentine's Day

Well...it was actually a couple of days, because QQ and I jumped the gun and hit Happy Cakes, the gourmet cupcake bakery, a bit early. M. started the Happy Cakes craze by bringing a box home for my birthday when they first opened. We've been addicted ever since, and they're kind of a holiday default for us. (They're on 32nd street, Highlands Square, for you Denverites!)

....are you convinced yet? But they're not just pretty. The flavor is the real draw. They have flavors that you've never met in a cupcake before - light, subtle, zesty and sometimes exotic. The cointreau and daiquiri flavors are among my favorite, along with the strawberry lemonade. Superb.

Hope you all had a beautiful day! We actually haven't had a chance to celebrate yet...but we leave for San Francisco tomorrow afternoon, and we will have ample time to relax and enjoy ourselves as a family in our deep Japanese-style tub at the Hotel Kabuki for the next week!
...stay tuned for photos of our trip! I'm sure there will be no shortage.


Vivian M said...

Ohhh I want to see a pic of that tub (empty of course...or maybe with QQ in it!).
Have a wonderful trip and happy Valentine's Day!

A Beautiful Mess said...

Love SF. Wish I could live there....maybe if I win the lottery! Have a great trip.

aaah the gourmet cupcake:) We have a shop not far from us, double chocolate rasperry cupcake...that is all I have to say about that!!

Mamacita said...

Have a wonderful time!

Sloan had her first (that I know of) bath today. Too cute! She's all fluffy and amped up right now!

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Cavatica said...

I love that outfit on QQ. Have a great time!

M@rgriet said...

Yes, thank you very much. I am trying to lose some weight and you have me drooling over my keyboard with these mouthwatering cupcakes!

Snowflowers Mum said...

I dont know if it's still there, but 10 years ago we went to the Sony Metreon and to Maurice Sendaks 'where the wild things are'...it was AMAZINGLY fun for the little ones...and me too!

If it's still there it's worth a look if you like the book...tonnes to play on.

Jan said...

As always Maia, we just love visiting your blog!! So glad you enjoyed a Happy Valentine's Day!!
BTW, Miss Jillian and I gave you a Fabulous Blog Award!! Naturally, NO obligation necessary!! We just happen to LOVE your blog!!

Heather said...

Have a wonderful trip and a happy birthday!