Flash back to before the Movie Coco even came out. Freddy & I were getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I took us to a hotel in Oak park for a staycation and it was beautiful! While Freddy went to work during the day- I passed the time by the pool when I saw an aquatic workout class beginning. This sweet older woman swam up to me and asked if I wanted to join her. The nicest lady with a European accent and she was genuinely so friendly. We clicked right away.
She asked me about my stay there, my tattoos and what I love to do. I told her about my love of sweets and Disney as she made her way up my tattoo sleeve. She noticed I had a few references to Jack skellington. I went on about my wedding Day and how I celebrate Dia de los muertos. The conversation quickly changed and she very excitedly began to talk about her son. She had asked me if I heard of a new movie coming out about Dia de los muertos. Her eyes lit up talking about how proud she was of her son who was currently working on the film. I could see how happy she was to have made a connection that day, so was I. As we waved off, I told myself I’d make it a point to see it & think of her!
Chef, Mom, Instructor and self proclaimed karaoke queen. I am Melissa Merino, Owner and head chef at Life's Sweet Inc in Chicago. I started this journey almost 10 years ago and with so much to share, I thought a blog was only fitting. Thank you for stopping by.