I have this friend Anna.
She makes gorgeously delicious treats. She is creative. She is quiet. She has good taste. And she loves all things local. She has supported me and my causes more than once, and she is not only generous with her time and expertise but she is a generous friend as well.
This weekend, she just opened up her first business here in the south. Readily accessible to the BF community, Chef Anna and her partner Raymond opened their doors to Pastry Armoire this past August 7th.
Imagine a shop, where you can pick up quite a few different kinds of sticky buns all made with passion and flair for something different. In this shop you can pick up artisanal ice cream, local dips and sauces to make throwing dinner together easier for a busy mom, and even the occasional imported ingredient from that go well with most any dish.
You can walk in and pick up what you need for a party, or you can place orders ahead for specialty cakes, cupcakes, or healthier snacks as well. You can also ask Chef Anna to put together a very special themed dessert buffet if you don’t want to worry about what to serve your family and friends during your celebrations.
If you are thirsty, you can also enjoy some of these really refreshing artisanal sodas….
Or even a cold press brew…
Recently, she invited me for spa party.
This time…the celebrating was even more exciting because it was not just a day of pampering with my best girl, Gia…it was in celebration of Chef Anna’s new venture.
And we all know that pampering and delicious snacks are all a girl needs for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the ladies.
Of course Gia and I go for our tried and true colors. She always makes fun of me when I paint my toes red…EVERY time.
I loved that Pick and Polish was light, clean, airy, and had a TON of different colors for me to choose from. I had a chance to talk to owners Mel and Mark for a bit and I sensed a little bit of O.C. ness in the way the polishes were fixed… #thestruggleisreal
But actually, we got to talking and figured out that we have sports in common. It’s the fun part in getting to know the small businesses in your area…Mark used to play volleyball for Zobel. I know a certain someone who also plays volleyball for Zobel.
We had a great time hanging out with the girls. Chef Anna and Chef Arnold kept coming around with these delicious little treats. Perfect for snacking…perfect because there wasn’t a chance of messing up our nails because everything was BITE SIZED!
And it’s really easy to see when people are passionate about what they do…
And with the very smallest of organs…like when my tastebuds started doing cartwheels with these tiny Kaffir Lime Tarts. Oh MY. I will surely be ordering these in the future. They were the perfect bit of tart and tangy for me.
But our day would not be complete without mentioning Up in the Clouds Ice Cream.
I made sure to save some room for Up In The Clouds Ice Cream. I had tried their Campfire S’mores Ice Cream before, so I knew their other flavors would not disappoint.
And these girls…
Thanks Chef Anna and Raymond, Chef Arnold and Sam, and Mel and Mark! We had a great time relaxing, chatting, and EATING!!!
If you would like to visit Pastry Armoire, you can check them out in BF on the corner of El Grande Avenue and Florence Street in Parañaque. You can call 0947-865-8634 or email them at email@example.com
Pick and Polish is also located in the Ivory Building on the same corner of El Grande Avenue and Florence Street.
You can ring them at 833-1415 or text at 0915-941-2922
Pick and Polish