Dearest TenderReaders, a couple of weeks ago we shared with you our excitement after finding out about the opening of a new coffee shop in the Loin very aptly named Hooker’s Sweet Treats. Although we’re not really coffee drinkers, we found their chocolate-covered caramels to-die-for (actually to kill for given that you can’t taste anything if you’re dead) which has kept us coming back. And today we were lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening party in a secret courtyard in the back of the building. Okay, it’s not secret, but it’s just not Hooker’s courtyard (unfortunately) so the party had to be somewhat under the radar. Which wasn’t a problem because a) Hooker’s parents had come all the way from Louisiana so everybody behaved really well (no, no spankings for bad behavior you perverts) b) it became so cold after the sun stopped shinning on the yard (how San Francisco) that people didn’t stay late enough to get drunk.

If you still haven’t been to Hooker’s, do it, do it now and see how far a really nice and easy-going graphic designer turned confectioner by by popular acclaim has come in just two scant years. In the meantime, take a look at these pics from the party and be jealous.