Introducing The Secret Foodie Life of a Stormtrooper & Our Trip to Huckleberry

I have to admit something to you guys. I recently have fallen in love with Stormtroopers. I can see your face right now, head tilted to the side, eye brows scrunched up. Madeline what’s happened to you?

I don’t know. I just don’t know. It is like all of my upbringing filled with videogames and legos finally set in. I resisted it at first, but that could only last so long.

I’m going to share with you possibly the best picture of me ever taken. Ever.

So now that my big secret is out, I need to introduce you to Stormy, the Stormtrooper. He has come into my life so that we can explore different bakeries, restaurants, and food outside of my kitchen. He is extremely photogenic, so beware.

First on the list: Huckleberry. Located in Santa Monica, California.

This charming bakery & cafe is nestled in between a variety of little shops on Wilshire Blvd. Owned and run by a hubby & wife team, they offer a huge variety of freshly baked pastries, breads, as well as sandwiches and a little bit more.

We went there around 11AM on a Saturday and my oh my was this place packed. The line was out the back of the place! I had heard a few good things about this place, but had no idea that everyone else had too.

Not thinking clearly, I ate breakfast about 45 minutes before we left to go here, so I wasn’t up for a big breakfast. I got a chocolate croissant, but not just a normal chocolate croissant, a Valrhona chocolate croissant. The creme de la creme of chocolate.

It was enjoyed by both of us.

Overall, this cafe is definitely worth the trip. You’ll stand in line and chat with friends, or maybe make some new ones with the people around you. The food is rustic and delicious and the variety of pastries could please anyones sweet tooth, big or small.

 The next day….

I went to the store and saw what I have been waiting for for 8 months – Girl Scout Cookies. I know I can make a better quality cookie in about 30 minutes, but these are so near and dear to my heart. I hardly share these with anyone, including best friends & loved ones. With that said, I’ll leave you with this picture.

"I didn't do it!"


Madeline & Stormy

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