Shopping Adventures in Big Bear

copper kettleSo, things have been quiet around these parts as we wait for the next storm to move in.

Neighbor Kathy and I headed into town to run errands and ended up having a nice social interlude.

We experienced specialized service from the Maybelline representatives who were busy changing out the line in preparation for spring.

Hard to think about that when another snow storm is eminent and when we won’t see real spring weather until about April!

Since neither of us had been into the Copper Q, we decided to stop in.

Our eyes and other senses were met with a variety of delights.

The oven had a new batch of muffins baking and the kitchen aids, colorful aprons, napkins, and other accessories kept us engaged.

We decided to try the espresso bar and were delighted with the expresso cupcake we shared.

The Chai was good, but I am sad to report, that although I had hoped to finally find a place to have a good coffee drink, this was not it.

Sadly, I can’t say that there is any place in Big Bear where I can get a good coffee drink.

Starbucks is predictable but can’t hold a candle to a good independent coffee house and the nearest place to keep me happy is in Running Springs at the Bus Stop but I have not been there since I have returned to the mountain.

However everything else, including the service at the Copper Q, was exceptional.

It is always a joy to find attentive merchants who understand the value of good customer service.

In this day and age, I believe those businesses that focus on customer service are the ones that are doing well and that will be the difference between those that thrive and those that survive.

The other good news is that the cooking classes at the Copper Q and just around the corner. For those of you who signed up for their email list, you should be getting some news soon.

As for the storm, the latest is that it should hit by tomorrow and run through Tuesday with a possible break on Sunday–but as usual, the weather here changes by the minute!

Wouldn’t you know it, my main bird feeder broke and I just got a 50 pound bag of seed! Those birds are gonna be bugging me.

Speaking of birds, I did not participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (which took place last weekend) but you can see the results online.

Have a great weekend and keep warm and dry!



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