Where Do You Go When You Want to Get Away…But Can’t Go Far?
What do you get when you mix handmade chocolates, gourmet flavored popcorn, and small-town Texas history? Throw in a cold, wet, winter day (for romantic effect, of course) and a couple of Armonia staff members in need of refreshment and maybe a little inspiration, and what you get is a day full of laughter, good memories, great fellowship, and probably a couple extra pounds on the scale (I didn’t say it was a perfect day).
Like Norm walking into Cheers, we all have those places we go for no other reason than they make us feel good. Maybe it’s what they have to offer in the way of merchandise, the friendliness of the people, or just an environment that soothes our souls, inspires our creativity, and sends us on our way relaxed, revived, and ready to get back to work.
A few of the Armonia staff recently spent a day in downtown Hico, Texas where they not only took in a rich local history, but also enjoyed sampling fine handmade chocolates at the Wiseman House, and large selection of flavored popcorn at the Hico Popcorn Works.
Where is that place you can step into, and for a moment, step away from the deadlines and desk, the computer screen and calendar page? What do they offer that keeps you coming back? For me, I like a store that is comfortable and cozy. Salespeople who are friendly and funny is a definite plus. And if they offer free samples of chocolate or kettle corn, well enough said, right?
We’d love to hear about your favorite out-of the-way finds. We need suggestions for our next outing (did I mention we also love trying new things?). Like our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArmoniaPublishing/) , and then comment and tell us about your favorite shop or restaurant with a brief description of what you love about it. We’ll enter your name in a drawing at the end of the month for a gift from Armonia Publishing (hint…it involves books and chocolate).