Monday, April 30, 2012

more than brunch ... Kinfolk San Francisco













I am still feeling giddy after the SF Kinfolk dinner. Actually, it was a brunch that was beautiful in every single way. Goods from local San Francisco vendors were set up so each guest could take something home. Fresh flowers were wrapped so each person could take home a bouquet and the Heirloom Cafe was transformed into a small farmers' market. The people I had the chance to talk to, eat brunch with, and toast with completely inspired me. Heirloom Cafe was bustling with creative energy and positivity. I am honored that I was apart of such an intimate and heartfelt event. All week I worked on jam for the event and I was so touched that Nathan and Julie asked me to bring some of my preserves for everyone. I wrapped each of my jams in a burlap like fabric that I found at my favorite fabric store and tied each one with twine. Underneath the fabric, I created a label with one of my favorite John Muir quotes ... that hopefully inspired each person in some way.
gatherings and meals.
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
-M. F. K. Fisher

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! You jar of jam is adorable!!

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  2. How jaw-droppingly beautiful, every photo! Oh Caroline, this was just the slice of heaven I needed today!

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  3. that's amazing! i saw a few prep photos on Instagram but it's so cool to see how it all came together. how did you become a part of the Kinfolk dinner? a friend of mine photographed their Brooklyn dinner and he said it was such a great experience. your jams look absolutely adorable! well done!

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    1. I am just going back and reading old posts, your comment is so nice. I hope all is well.

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  4. Your samples of jam are adorable! I live in the city, and I shall have to try this cafe - stat!

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  5. Your jam looks so pretty, I imagine it tastes even better :)

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  6. Your jams fit right in! What a special day. It sounds just perfect!

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  7. It was so lovely to meet you at the event this weekend! I can't wait to try some of your delicious jam; the packaging is so pretty. You took some great photos - I was so busy photographing the flowers, I hardly got any of the food!

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    1. It was great meeting you!! I wish I had more flower photos ... everything was just so beautiful. Headed to check out your site. Again, loved chatting with you and lets keep in touch. Bisous. PS do tell me what you think of the jam ... it tastes amazing in greek yogurt, over granola, on toast, or on its own. Enjoy!

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  8. how lucky are you! Sounds so wonderful, and that's fun that you got to bring your preserves. Very nice work on the packaging!
    -sarah @ two tarts

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  9. Your jar of jam is simply adorable! How nice that you had the chance to do that, it's always great to connect and meet people with same interests that we have.

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  10. Your photos capture the atmosphere brilliantly ! I love your samples of jar ....simply beautiful ! I am Sylvia and I am a coffee-holic :) Nice to meet you !

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    1. Thank you everyone! It was such a special event and a debut for my sweet little jams :)

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  11. Awe, Heirloom Cafe is one of my favorite SF spots! It's such a gem of a restaurant and feels like your in your Aunt's house. What a fun dinner and I'm sure everyone loved your jam!! xx

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  12. I cannot wait to try your jam - I only wish we'd gotten to meet!

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  13. Gorgeous photos and I bet that jam is absolutely amazing. Are those mini quiches? what a cute idea. I need to try that.

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  14. Hi Caroline, I was wondering whether of not you can tell me where you got the fabric for the jam from? I LOVE it!! I'm using mini jams as favours for my wedding at the end of this year and this fabric would be absolutely perfect!

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    1. So sorry I missed this!! I actually got the fabric at a local fabric shop. Are you local ... SF area? XO!

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