Coffee Diary: Lucky Goat

Since coffee makes up half of the Quill and Bean name, here's the first in a series of posts about brews I've tried. The Roaster: Lucky Goat Coffee Co.The Beans: Billy Goat Breakfast BlendLocation: Tallahassee, FL One thing I miss about my hometown is the great coffee. Lucky Goat was the cafe I visited most … Continue reading Coffee Diary: Lucky Goat

Revisiting the Hedgehog

An Instagram reading challenge prompted me to reread The Elegance of the Hedgehog this month. I first picked it up about ten years ago, after a friend read it and liked it. I liked it too — but I wasn't really hooked until 3/4 of the way through. I might have stopped reading if not … Continue reading Revisiting the Hedgehog

Begin with unhappiness and end with tea: Pearls from The Woman in White

I recently finished The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins — a new favorite, without a doubt. It's an intriguing mid-1800s mystery with witty writing, compelling characters, and a multiple-narrator structure that really enhances the suspense. The 2018 BBC miniseries was fantastic, too. The benefits of watching an adaptation immediately after reading a book are … Continue reading Begin with unhappiness and end with tea: Pearls from The Woman in White

History of Quill and Bean, Part III: A Cozy Family

In a previous post, I wrote about the creation of my unicorn coffee cozy. Before opening my shop, I refined the design and chose three signature colors: the Amethyst Unicorn, the Rose Unicorn, and the Seafoam Unicorn. The original unicorn trio. The cozy family soon expanded to include mermaid tails, foxes, dogs, and Weasley-sweater-inspired monograms. … Continue reading History of Quill and Bean, Part III: A Cozy Family