<---some new white paint!
So here's a good lesson in why you should be careful when making an assumption. I posted the other day that Lilac Cafe at 212 Central Way appeared closed, mainly because I saw that it was dark inside with furniture stacked in the center of the room. However, this is also what a place looks like when it is getting a FRESH COAT OF PAINT. Argh! Way to go Janis. So this is my apology and correction post. Lilac Cafe, which is owned by well renowned chef Lynn Tran of Lynn's Bistro, is OPEN for lunch (Tues-Fri 11-2:30) and dinner (Tues-Sat 4-10) and has a great happy hour Tues-Sat 4-7pm. Please go show them the love.
And it happens that just by chance I was mentioning Lynn's Bistro to my friend and fellow Kirklander, Elysia Heller, the other day. She told me this amazing story about Lynn and I got her permission to share it with you. Lynn's magical powers apparently extend outside of the kitchen as well.....
In the spring of 2008 I was pregnant with my second son. It was a week before Peter was due and my husband took me to a wonderful french restaurant in downtown Kirkland to celebrate my birthday, Lynn’s Bistro. We were greeted by the owner herself and she inquired if I knew what we were having. I told her it was a boy and she smiled, yet she also looked a bit surprised. We had a deliciously long meal and when we finished Lynn returned to our table. She leaned down and handed me a beautiful rose heart quartz crystal, and said as sure as the sun shines every day “you will have your girl”. It was as if she knew how strongly my desire for a girl lived in my heart. My husband says if Peter had been a girl we would have stopped at two, and it’s kind of funny imagining Peter as a girl because it does not make any sense. He is as boy as boys come, and I would not have it any other way! But sure enough, as Peter celebrated his first birthday, that deep desire began to surface again. Creating our children has not been an easy road for us…miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies have rocked our world and so off to the IVF specialist we went. This journey for our girl was met with more heartaches, but in December of 2012, after our very last embryo was used and at the ripe old age of 42 we found out that we were pregnant with a girl! Lauryn Rose was a week late, and born on a day in July that would have been her great grandmother’s 99th birthday.
Lynn, if you are out there…We got our girl and I absolutely TREASURE my rose heart quartz crystal ,and the memory of you gifting it to me.