Birthday Road Trip
Last year for my birthday I went to Williams-Sonoma and treated myself to the beauty that is All-Clad cookware.
Don’t hate me because it’s true.
This year the older, wiser, more fiscally responsible birthday girl drove to the town of Primm, NV after I learned of the Williams-Sonoma outlet store out there. I figured the money wasted on gas for the 40 minute drive would probably nullify all discounted savings but it was a great excuse to take the top down on the convertible. November is one of the few Vegas months for which driving roof-lessly is pleasant.
My day off from the brewhouse began like any other day: lots of coffee. Claude was kind enough to wish me “Bon anniversaire” by first licking the cream cheese icing off my birthday breakfast cupcake. It wasn’t his fault. I rarely have sweets in the house, how could he possibly know this was for me and not him. I took an extra long shower and hit the road.
Then I hit traffic, somewhere after the town of Jean. As I crawled (10 mph) to Primm I was hoping sale prices would be worth the time I lost staring at the back license plate of a Land Rover.
Finally arriving at the mall and finding my way to the Williams-Sonoma store, I beelined to the Kitchen Aid Mixers. I had, thanks to my family, a little extra green to spend on myself and my passion. I didn’t think it would cover the cost of the Pro 600, but a girl can dream can’t she.
And it didn’t. The dream might have been temporarily dashed, however the minor fantasies were still alive and well:
(You are a true foodie if you find any of my purchases mildly interesting. Non-foodies feel free to skip to tomorrow’s post).
An apple corer (needed one)
a round whisk (40% off)
a scale (half price),
a spoon rest (I will save thousands of dollars in 409 purchases by not resting my kitchen utensils directly on my stove top)
and the Williams-Sonoma French cookbook (half off).
I noted that pie weights were 20% off. I have a special place in my heart for pie weights. I already own a jar and I would have loved to bring some back to Holly. Maybe for her birthday.
Today was my day.
I have a new apple corer to prove it.