100 Days Of Awe: Day Seventeen – In Praise Of Cakes

Day 17: In Praise Of CakesIMAG3819This week is a full on week.  I am a little off centre, as I am away from my home base and my focus is much more social.  Today was about catching up with a friend of mine Marianne Hartley, the founder of Hartley & Soul a boutique branding company.  Marianne is passionate about creating irrestible designs, designs that are beautiful, that reflect the heart and passion of brands and that nourish the soul.  Marianne spends her time between London and Basel in Switzerland and it is such a treat when we cross paths.  She epitomises Spring; soft, feminine, flowing, the cool spring of a gurgling brook.  The cream parrot tulips I spotted at the Tube station had her name all over them and it was no surprise that we ended up in relaxing in Italian style at Carluccio’s off Kensington High Street, London UK.  I am particularly fond of Carluccios because they have a gluten free menu which is a delightful treat when it comes to pasta but they also create delectable merchandising displays designed to seduce the eye, tantalise the tastebuds and tickle the tummy.  This window display was pure artistry and fascinatingly satisfying just to savour through the eye of my HTC One S – an inexplcable but irrefutable side effect of introducing regular green juices into my dining repetoire.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

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