Well, Hello there!
it's been a while, I know. 2021 has come and gone and honestly it feels like it was over in a blink of an eye.
2021 was full of great opportunities, I made great business connections, new friendships and of course got to make a lot of #foodmemories
I was able to dive deeper into Vegan and Gluten free baking (seriously a whole different set of baking skills that I'm still trying to perfect) and I know what you're thinking
"Vegan and Gluten free don't go together with baking Luisa, why would you do that, you need butter, you need eggs, they're the salt of life..."
maybe a bit less dramatic than that LOL
but trust me when I tell you, it's all about the science and technique,
and your Girl is a perfectionist that refuses to give up AKA a Virgo, therefor they are
in my opinion AMAZING!!!!
and made with the best quality ingredients I can possibly find.
you can find some of them at Thyme & Season in Hamden, they are a Natural and Organic market that are great at supporting local vendors and you should definitely check them out if you are in the area.
I was also part of some great events.
The Mother's Day fair and plant sale at Trumbull Agriscience and Biotechnology center.
This was the first event of the 2021 season, and it set the pace for the rest of the year. Everyone I meet there was so great, and it was so nice to see people after not being able to do so much during 2020. (And as I'm typing this, I realized that I also ended the season with them, they do 3 fairs a year Spring, Fall and Winter and they are all great).
One of my favorites and also the longest (May to October), I got to meet so many great people, pet cute puppies (shout out to Amanda and Kingsley) and of course enjoy amazing veggies and expand my plant collection (full disclosure some of them did not make it to the end of the year but I did try) I also got to work with my sister Melissa who was my helper on days I had cake deliveries and just couldn't do the market by myself.
Chocolate to the rescue. it's an event that I have a part of for a few years now, but 2021 was the first time I participated under my own business (hopefully the first of many) it's an event hosted by Colombus House an organization that helps homeless people or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing. Please take a minute to check them out and donate if you can.
I collaborated on a couple of beauty events with Branded Styles hair studio and made some great connections there.
Olive & Henrry also hosted a few events thought the year (spring, fall and winter fairs) for those of you that might not know they are a specialty market located in Cheshire and the first place to take a chance on me. They have been selling my products since LiLu's became and stablish business.
for Thanksgiving I collaborated with Allium Eatery in Westport, a New modern American restaurant, that provides ready to go dishes during the day and dinner service Thursday to Sunday. Not going to lie I haven't been able to go and sit for dinner but every time I'm there on delivery it always smells delicious, and I just want to eat everything.
I also was a part of Sport Hill Farm's Christmas Market. They are a small but mighty farm located in Easton offering all kinds of seasonal non-GMO sustainable produce, they are closed for the season but once they reopen in the spring make sure to stop by and say hi to Patti, tell her I send you.
2021 was full of #foodmemories not just for my clients but also for myself.
I'm really looking forward to new projects, new connections, and whatever else 2022 might bring... a Brick-and-Mortar Cafe will be nice, just putting that out in the Universe.
If you know of any investors send them my way.
As always, Stay safe. Be kind to yourselves and each other.
And stay tune.
You won't want to miss a thing!