I have always been a morning person who is early to rise and dreams of being early to bed. My appetite is in sync with my body clock and breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day. One of my favorite breakfasts of all time, and for as long as I can remember, is donuts and coffee. If the nutritional content of donuts was not so poor, I would eat donuts morning after morning after morning…
I am particularly fond of donuts from the many independent ‘mom and pop’ donut shops that dot the Californian landscape. While I would still eat a donut from one of the big brands, these donuts are the closest to my heart. As a donut aficionado, I find these shops invariably have better tasting donuts as the dough is prepared fresh, early in the morning, on a daily basis. My favorite donuts are the family of buttermilk donuts and I oscillate between the chocolate buttermilk, maple buttermilk and glazed buttermilk depending on which one my taste buds are requesting.
One of the many things that I look forward to when I visit my parents during summer holidays are my almost daily trips to the donut shop. My local favorite is ‘Sierra Donuts’ and the lovely couple who run it are as happy to see me, as I am them and their donuts, on my yearly visits!
A white shirt and linen trousers are a ‘no-brainer’ combination on a sunny morning. Flat sandals and a colorful bag were my accessories of choice this morning. I think this must have been the most dressed up the donut shop people have ever seen me, as I usually show up in gym clothes (not because I plan to exercise after but they are just the easiest things to put on in the morning).
As my vacation draws to a close, I am cherishing my daily donut even more. I will miss you, my deep-fried friend, but in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger – “I’ll be back!”
(Clothes and Accessories: Shirt – Forever Twentyone, Trousers – Zara, Handbag – Dooney and Bourke, Sandals – Zara)