Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Taking Over The World One Cup Of Tea At A Time In Laura's Little Bakery, Liverpool

Ive written in the past about how important I think it is to surround yourself with inspiration. Taking yourself off the hamster wheel and immersing yourself into a creative bubble at regular intervals. The reason for featuring interesting folk in my Bee Inspired feature is not just to help my readers but also to help myself stay motivated and excited.

And its not just art, music, films and books which can work as recharges for your brain.Spending time with interesting stimulating people can act like an antidote to mediocrity. Just an hour with the right person over a cup of tea can put a spring in your step, light your creative fires and generally encourage you to keep on going.

Its been a long held joke between myself and Lilly Von Pink that sit us down  with a cup of Earl grey and a packet of biscuits and we will have thought up a business opportunity by the time the last cup has been finished.Its how The Vintage Pamperbox and our burlesque night The Cherry Lounge was dreamt up along with ideas for photo shoots, promotions and lots of other mischief.
We were very happy that our creative get together was at such a cute bakery
I had a similar creative recharge last week when I met up with the lovely Diva Hollywood and Millie Dollar for tea and cake at a  little cafe called Laura's Little bakery in Liverpool.
Laura's Little Bakery is one of those secret places in Liverpool that once you discover you want to share. Hidden inside a furniture store it appears to be just a simple little cafe space but the cakes on offer are  out of this world.
Millie told me about it having previously sampled their amazing lemon meringue's and I'm so glad she did. They even have a dreamy little promo video on their website which definitely got me in the mood for a visit.

Diva and Millie are both very cool women indeed, so perfect company for a cake fuelled brain storming session. Not only are they both very well known burlesque performers but they are both event promoters (Millie's Martini Lounge is a massive success and Diva was the driving force behind the wonderful Dr Sketchys here in Liverpool), they write, blog, costume design and are generally quite fabulous.
Millie and Diva with just a few cakey morsels
We had got together to do some "blue skying" for each other and soon there were a million ideas flowing. All powered by some seriously delicious cake (I had the peanut butter and jelly cupcake, Millie the red velvet and Diva the Victoria sponge) Laura who runs the bakery served us her beautiful confections (and a very good cuppa) but was too shy to be photographed, take it from me she is as pretty as her cupcakes and her hospitality certainly helped oil the brain wheels that's for sure.
Millie Dollar-Worth every penny
Two hours later I know I left feeling focused and energised after being in the company of two such inspiring ladies and it reinforced my belief that sometimes all you need is the company of like minded souls to get back on track.

Diva Hollywood-Whipping our creativity into shape
So feeling flat, lost direction, need a boost? pick up the phone and get your most inspiring pals round for a cup of tea. You will be amazed at the results.

Sampling some yummy cakes with the equally delicious Diva Hollywood
And to help you along Laura's Little Bakery are offering a free cup of tea with every cake purchased when you quote "Betty Bee's Blog" at checkout. This offer runs until the 10th of April 2012 so if you are in Liverpool go and say hi.
Laura's Little Bakery is  located inside Stocktons, opposite the BBC at 42 Hanover St, Liverpool, L1 3DN. Phone +44(0)7505557145

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