So.. it’s been an interesting month so far…. If you’ve been following PLANT’s facebook page, you will know that PLANT is currently taking a temporary break as it undergoes some changes. My business partner Yona decided that it was time for her to leave PLANT and venture out to eventually start her own shop. It’s a bit scary to think about me operating PLANT on my own, but I’m trying to see this as a new growth opportunity, and hopefully I won’t run the whole thing into the ground. ha. Yona and I have always known that our partnership was temporary, and we always saw PLANT as our ‘training grounds,’ where we would learn as much as we could and eventually take that knowledge and experience towards building our own store and brand. So anyway, during this transition, I am taking some time to refocus and do some minor renovations/fixing, and give PLANT a bit of a fresh start. Nothing too big~ it will still be the PLANT that everyone has come to know, but hopefully a little improved? I’m also looking for part-time help, so if anyone is looking to make some extra moolah working hard at a vegan cafe, check here for more details and consider applying!
I took down all the pictures on the back wall! Aren’t you curious as to what I’m going to doooo~~? You’ll just have to wait and see, because honestly I have no idea myself. Actually, I probably shouldn’t lead people to expect any huge changes… For the most part, PLANT will still be the same, just maybe a little more polished and put together.
Lately, when I’m not reorganizing the shop, or planning the renovations, I’ve been trying to meet up with as many long lost friends as I can…. My friend Chad was back in Korea for a business trip, so we grabbed dinner at Casablanca in HBC. It had been ages since I last went to Casablanca and as always, the place was packed. I also ran into a handful of people I know… It’s like one of those watering holes where everyone gathers and runs into each other. We got the veggie sandwich, no mayo (5,000), and a small bowl of lentil soup (2,000).
Dinner and drinks with some Window Bakery Collection friends: the owner of May Bell Bakery and my good foodie friend Michelle. For dinner, we got some good Korean eats at Parc, a hip modern Korean restaurant in Hannamdong. And then drinks at Wonder Coffee. Good food, good people, good Friday night.
Brick Pop at Sinsaegae department store. Not everything is vegan, but they have a good selection of flavors that are dairy-free. :) And everything is made with fresh, real ingredients. Plus, just looking at all the colors is eye candy.
Iced soy latte at one of my fave cafes in Hapjeong .짧은 여행의 기록. It has been a while since I went there, and I noticed they’ve added soy latte to their menu, which is so rad! Not exactly sure what soy milk they use though (might contain D3). It was good, but didn’t stand a candle to Botton’s soy latte, imo.
Oh, and PLANT got a full page write-up in this month’s Korean Marie Claire! They were doing this feature on various vegetarian/health conscious food establishments and Plant was included! Super cool, but not the terrible photo of me and Yona (I cropped it so you can’t see! haha). Neither of us thought our faces would be included in the article so both of us look completely unprepared to have our photo taken. lol. If you wanna see it, you’ll just have to go seek out this issue.^^ But regardless, it’s really cool to be included in the magazine (a full page), and among such great company too like Sukkara and Cook n Book.
That’s all for today. Thank you for keeping up with Alien’s Day Out blog, and please stay tuned for more info on PLANT’s reopening~ :) ta ta~