Wild Love Bakehouse

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On Friday evening, Wild Love Bakehouse held their Open House to allow us to get a glimpse of all of the hard work they have been putting in for their official opening on Monday, December 14th. To say it is impressive is an understatement.

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It was tacky Christmas sweater day at work, but some people seemed to love how “in the spirit” I was at the event. =D

Wild Love Bakehouse is owned and operated by the husband and wife duo, Shaun and Meg Parrish, of the lovely Old City Java coffeehouse in the Old City. They purchased OCJ in 2007, and it is safe to say it is a Knoxville staple.

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My first visit to OCJ, winter 2013.
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I fell in love with their atmosphere at that first visit.

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Spring 2014

For years, they have offered amazing pastries to compliment their drinks. When I first heard that they would be opening a location dedicated to these wonderful local baked goods, I was so excited! I knew they would create another wonderful cafe, but I truly had no idea just how magnificent it would turn out to be.

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{I found the sky to be incredibly breathtaking last night, and I absolutely love how their sign “popped” against it.}

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Their Open House coincided with Mid Mod Collective‘s one year anniversary, and I have been wanting to check out their store for some time now. They have such fun furniture and items! As soon as I saw this book, I knew I had to have it. Like it was an absolute necessity.

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The weather was unseasonably warm, but I think it was quite perfect. Savory and Sweet was there to provide wonderful warm meals, and Calico was there with so many beautiful clothes and accessories. {The truck was formerly Vagabond, but “Deb” the truck has gone on to help another sweet lady realize her dream of a mobile boutique right here in Knoxville.}

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The sweet staff was providing all drinks on the house as well as sweet and savory baked goods, a beet pistachio hummus, and a lemon feta spread. Multi-colored carrots and crackers for dipping. Both the vibrant hummus and the spread were utter perfection. I love any and all things beets and lemon, so I was in heaven.

I chose a cappuccino with Cruze Farm whole milk, and it was excellent. I decided to try their Earl Grey pear cake, and I ate every last crumb on my plate. Yeah, it was that good.

Their presentation alone was eye-catching, and then as you looked around at the variety of offerings, it was easy to see that Wild Love Bakehouse is going to be “wildly” successful. I’m sorry, but I had to do it. šŸ˜‰ In all seriousness, this city continues to make me thankful I am a citizen!image

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As I was waiting on my order at Savory and Sweet, the owner stated that based on his travels, he thought that the whole atmosphere of the bakery reminded him of a big city like NYC. Although I have yet to travel to these other places, I too agree that when you stepped inside, you really felt as though you were transported elsewhere. A fun escape of sorts.

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Matt and I later enjoyed the two meals from Savory and Sweet for an easy and relaxed Friday night dinner before curling up to watch the latest episode of Elementary.

I truly hope this recap does them justice, and I urge you to check them out as soon as possible. Please provide support to our local eateries and shops. I for one cannot wait for my next visit!

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