Sunday, November 23, 2014

Books and Bakes

I've been plotting and scheming in my mind for quite some time to establish a sort of reading and eating salon and this weekend, with the help of my sister Jennifer and my friend Moye, I designed my first announcement and put it up on Facebook. Within about 30 minutes, the ten spots were filled, so I added another date and those are just about filled up, too. In case you're in California in January, and particularly in Los Angeles, I'll show you what I advertised, so you can sign up as well! I plan on having these groups twice monthly and envision a lively literary thing where we eat, drink, make merry and discuss some literature, facilitated by me. Part of my life plan is to morph into Gertrude Stein and be surrounded by interesting people all while paying no attention to what I'm wearing or how short my hair is or how monolithic my body and head (literally, as I don't want a big head figuratively). I'd welcome an Alice B. Toklas, too, but it'd be a stretch for me to go all the way, if you know what I mean.


A Literary and Food Salon

January 9th, 2015 from 7 to 10 pm
January 23rd, 2015 from 7 to 10 pm

Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Are you a lover of literature but stuck in a book group that never really discusses the book? Are you a lover of food but want to cut through the pretension of the foodie world? Do you revel in devouring both beautiful fiction and food, especially when they intersect? Are you looking for a unique gift for your loved ones or yourself? Come join a community of like-minded souls and share your love of literature and food at my first Books & Bakes literary and food salon. Salon size is limited to 10, so rsvp early! A light dinner, drinks and stimulating conversation are included.
$75.00 per person includes facilitated discussion about Strange Pilgrims, related food and alcohol.

Email Elizabeth Aquino at for more information


  1. Omg what a GREAT idea! I wish I lived nearby! I think you're definitely on to something here.

  2. I have been looking for a book club for ages! California is a little out of the way but if I am ever in the neighbourhood...

  3. Wish I were in the vicinity. Great idea!


  4. What a fabulous book THE SAINT! THE SAINT! Oh damn I love that book. Good choice Gertrude.

  5. Great idea! Wishing I could come...

  6. I love it! Wish I could be there - oh the food's going to be amazing!

  7. If only I lived in sunny LA and not snowbound Canada...
    It sounds magnificent.

    Kris M



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