Sunday, January 17, 2010

joan


there are people you meet in your life who you just "click" with. while in los angeles on a girls trip, my sister karen and i were on the hunt for vintage treasures and food. we lovvvve really good food.
one day we stumbled into what we like to call "heaven on earth". joan's on third.
joan's amazing gourmet foodie shop, bakery, cheese counter, sandwich making, salads galore and don't even get me started with the breakfast sandwich and pancakes... are beyond words.
upon entering her amazing establishment, you immediately feel calm yet elated by what you see and smell. she hits every note to perfection. after we ate at the darling communal table she came to visit with us and that was that. joan has become one of our dearest friends. she has such passion, creativity, kindness, joy, and heart of pure gold.

p.s. our bags were so heavy leaving ... we had to buy the best sea salt, hot cocoa, mustard, candies, pickles, jams etc... you will never believe her selection of treats...

my wonderful sister karen and joan...at joan's on third.

23 comments:

Francine Gardner said...

I must try her shop! My first career was running bakery! i have so much respect for someone like as i know the enormous amount of work that goes into such a profession.

Bel said...

Very inspiring, one of these in Australia would go to well, maybe a trip to LA!!!

Jacqueline said...

Joan's deli looks wonderful...... as she herself does !
Isn't it lovely when you become friendly with lovely people like Joan ?
If I'm ever in L.A. again I will try and seek out her shop. XXXX

FrenchBlue said...

Yey! I will go for sure! We are going to Greystone Mansion in L.A. next week! This will be a perfect stop!
Thanks!!
XOX

LENE said...

Hi
Thank you for the nice words on my blog! I am thrilled to be on your list of favorites and look forward to following your blog in the future.
Have a wonderful week!
Best regards
Lene

The-Countrypolitan said...

Sounds like my kind of place!

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

It sounds like a great place to visit, and what a great friend to share this experience with.

Renee Finberg said...

i love this.
you are so cute and sweet to write this.
i am sure she is tickled.
xx

Red River Interiors: said...

Next time I'm in LA I must stop by...her web site is so inviting...Thanks for sharing her with us...love your blog... Fay

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Pam
Sounds wonderful.. the type of place that feels more like home than home!! My brother setup and ran a deli for years, so I know the hard work that is involved. His shop was also one of those places you went to visit as you would always find friends to sit and chat with...

Lovely post.. x Julie

Madelief said...

Hi Pam,

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blo. Your blog is very inspiring too! I enjoyed your last post. Like you I am very much interested in food as well!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Greet said...

I really should keep all the good addresses in the US I discovered on all the blogs! One day I maybe will need them!
xx
Greet
PS Beautiful picture!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Ohhh I'm adding it to my list for next time I'm home in California! Thanks for sharing --- it all sounds delish!
XX Kate

Joyce said...

Her shop sounds wonderful! I wish I lived nearby. xo

Emily Heston said...

Sounds wonderful. Where is she in LA??

Purple Flowers said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You will see me here, as you have created a lovely blog.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I've always thought that a shop cannot truly be as successful as it could be if the staff who are in contact with the clientele are not 100% personable. Back long ago, my first husband & I owned a small business in Snohomish. At the ripe old age of 21 we decided to sell & sold to a couple from California. They were not great 'people person's' and the business went bankrupt after just 2 years. Someone like Joan, it sounds like, makes the business a place to come back to. The photo of your sister & Joan is adorable. I hope to visit there some day. Thanks Pam for the introduction & hope your week is a lovely one. I hear it was windy there last night? Hope all is well? x deb

Dallas Shaw said...

will look it up!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

koralee said...

Sounds like a wonderful spot...and Joan sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing today..and visiting me. You are a dear!

Kellie Collis said...

Oh sounds so delightful! YUM! x

Splendid Willow said...

Good thing I moved from LA... Have a suspicion that I would have spent every pay check there...

Isn't time for a Seattle blog party soon? Maybe at your fab store!!!

Happy rest of the week, Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

eddieross.com said...

Next time Jaithan and I are in L.A., we will definitely have to swing by Joan's!

Btw, I would LOVE your support on the ELLE DECOR window I did for the Big Window Challenge this year at Bloomingdale's. Cast your vote at http://www.bigwindowchallenge com and by texting “1” to 89800.

Your support means the world to me!!

Xo
Eddie

Deborah Burton said...

Hi Pam . . . what a great spot! How do you stay so slim being a foodie?!

My dearly beloved grandmother was a professional baker, candy-maker, and southern cook extraordinaire--all out of her little cottage in Walla Walla, WA, nearly 50 years ago! This makes me think of her.

Thanks for yet-another little piece of heaven!

Debi @ Ormolulu