Perhaps if you tried calling our headquarters yesterday after 3 p.m. PST you noticed no one was minding the phones. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but our company closed early to take a little field trip 20 minutes north to our off-site Warehouse in Santa Clara. (Until September of this year, our warehouse occupied the ground floor of our headquarters here in Los Gatos. That is, until they outgrew the space and moved to a new 6000 sq. ft. facility.) There in Santa Clara, everyone finally got to tour the new space and indulge in a pre-Thanksgiving potluck feast.
After sampling our dishes which included roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade lasagna and an array of salads and baked goodies, we all drew numbers 1 through 16 and exchanged holiday gifts White Elephant style. If you’re not familiar with this entertaining yet inexpensive way to exchange gifts with a fair amount of people, we follow this version. Our theme this year was “tacky yet useful” which keeps things simple and stress-free in terms of finding a gift to give in order to participate. Everyone was invited to bring either something from home that’s never been used or to make a “tacky yet useful” purchase of no more than $10. The most popular (i.e. “stolen”) gifts this year? A colorful bird-shaped vegetable peeler, a handle of sake, a collection of children’s storybooks and a slinky-yoyo set.
Thanks for stopping by our blog and Happy Thanksgiving to you all from everyone at Bebe au Lait!
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