As Craftsman & Wolves readies to open its doors this Saturday, I thought I’d share these photos from their trunk show we hosted here a few weeks ago.
We made the bold decision to start the trunk show at 7am that day, and lo and behold, we had people lining up at 6:55am. Our very first customers of the day, below left. I wish I had engraved trophies to give them, what troopers! And there was a steady stream of people throughout the rest of the day, one of whom was the always charming Sean (below right).
I thought William might be one of those diva chefs who can’t be bothered to do any actual cooking or baking, but here he was in our dinky kitchenette, getting his hands dirty and making hot beverages to order. The hot chocolate came topped with the cutest tiniest marshmallows I’ve ever seen (or eaten). Violet, mmmm.
A sample of what’s in store at their new patisserie: scones and croissants…
…The Devil Inside (chocolate cake with foie gras, caramel and toffee)…of course, available only until July 1st…
…and the best bread ever, merchandised so perfectly in my prop O’Keefe and Merritt vintage oven.
William did all the merchandising, by the way. I loved how he staged the tiny Le Creuset Pie Bird alongside my chalk drawing. Cute.
Five minutes after closing at 7pm, a gent from Chicago came begging William to sell him treats, as his wife had sent him on a specific mission to bring some back for her. Everything had already been packed up by that point, but desperate times called for desperate measures and William, being the hero he is, threw the guy a bone and dealt pastries out of the back of his truck.
I’m so happy that William wanted to partner with me to host his trunk show at Pot + Pantry. It was a great event! And yes, I made him pose for this picture.
Craftsman & Wolves is opening this Saturday, June 16th, at 746 Valencia @ 18th.