Breakfast at Persephone('s)
A small white weatherboarded cabin just outside the main square in Jackson, Wyoming, may not have quite the glamour of the Tiffany & Co store on Fifth Avenue, New York City, but it certainly has the same magic and beauty. Persephone Bakery is a New England haven in a Cowboy town. It is sympathetically decorated with wooden spoons hanging on the white walls, and an eclectic mix of metal and wooden furniture.
Here you can buy enamel mugs, vegan cookbooks, raw honey and even the hipster chocolate bars by the Mast Brothers, all whilst you're waiting for your coffee.
It may be a tiny independent coffee shop way out in the mid-West but that hasn't stopped Persephone from getting a mention in magazines such as the NY Times, Condé NastTraveller, and Country Living.
So where better to grab some breakfast on our day off from skiing?
Predictably I ordered a green tea.
As my family knows I have a real thing for old teapots and miss-matched china tea sets. So much so, that a couple of years ago for Christmas I got a different cup and saucer set from each of my Aunt and Uncles.
And I particularly love it when cafes use them. It adds an Alice in Wonderland charm and makes the whole experience of drinking tea that much more enjoyable
Seeing as I was in America, and after hearing rave reviews, I decided to get a cinnamon brioche.
I wasn't disappointed. Not only was it massive but it was also one of the best pastries I've ever eaten - and that's saying something considering my addiction to pain au chocolat.
The coffee also looked good.
I may not drink it, but I really want to learn how to make the swirly patterns they do on the top of the milk.
Any Baristas out there got some tips?
Everyone else had decided to order hot food. So by the time I had demolished my cinnamon brioche their breakfast was only just arriving. Cue some major food envy.
My Dad got the scone skillet - I have no idea what was in it but from the mouthful I managed to steal it tasted incredible.
Naturally Tabitha went for the sweetest, most chocolatey option on the menu. Bread Pudding French Toast topped with Nutella cream and maple syrup.
Completely full, we headed back out into -20 degrees, ready for some shopping and sightseeing.
Although, the idea of strolling home to go to bed Holly Golightly style did seem very appealing!