Le Cupcake – Just When You Think You’ve Found “The One”

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Le Cupcake

(formerly at) The Santa Monica Place Mall
3 Santa Monica Place @ 3rd Street and Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
www.lecupcake.com

Whether or not you subscribe to the philosophy, and if you do, whether or not you will find it, and if you find it, whether or not you will know you’ve found it, and if you know, whether or not you actually end up with it – whether or not – at one point, when you were as fresh as a daisy in the morning Springtime dew, bright and young and naïve, when you were clipping pictures of dresses and upswept hairstyles and flower arrangements and tiered, fondant-covered cakes and squirreling them away in a manila folder labeled “Wedding,” you entertained the idea of “The One.”

You know what I’m talking about. The full DeBeers-inspired fantasy played out in a sepia-toned filter with fuzzy edges in your head every night before you fell asleep. You’d be huddled under an awning in the pouring rain using your New York Times Style section to shield you from the splashes off the pavement, then he’d duck under, shielding himself with *gasp* The New York Times Business section, and your eyes would meet and suddenly the entire scene downshifts into slow-mo and both of you would instantly know in that prolonged-by-slow-mo moment, when your eyes would meet, that you had found (The) One another.

You thought about that. You believed that someday, you’d find The One and live happily a-diamond-is-forever after. You believed in The One. I know you did.

I did, too.

Whether I still have my folder of magazine clippings filed away in the locked putty colored Hon file cabinet in the corner of my bedroom is for me to know and you to never find out.

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  • RT

    I only tried Le Cupcake once, and I thought it was pretty good. I only went once, though, because I hated going inside Santa Monica Place; I felt really claustrophobic in there, and the narrow food court sort of concentrated all of the smells from the various subpar restaurants, making me almost noxious whenever I passed through. Still, I was kind of saddened to see SMP close, since I really wanted to go back to Le Cupcake.

    Well, I was saddened until I saw the plans for SMP on http://www.santamonicaplace.com. It looks really promising and like they really want to integrate it with the Promenade. If they bring in some really good restaurants (non-chain, preferably), I’ll be very happy. If they bring back Le Cupcake, even better. They’re targeting reopening in Fall 2009; guess we’re going to have to wait another year and a half (at least) to find out.

  • RT

    I only tried Le Cupcake once, and I thought it was pretty good. I only went once, though, because I hated going inside Santa Monica Place; I felt really claustrophobic in there, and the narrow food court sort of concentrated all of the smells from the various subpar restaurants, making me almost noxious whenever I passed through. Still, I was kind of saddened to see SMP close, since I really wanted to go back to Le Cupcake.

    Well, I was saddened until I saw the plans for SMP on http://www.santamonicaplace.com. It looks really promising and like they really want to integrate it with the Promenade. If they bring in some really good restaurants (non-chain, preferably), I’ll be very happy. If they bring back Le Cupcake, even better. They’re targeting reopening in Fall 2009; guess we’re going to have to wait another year and a half (at least) to find out.

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  • adeliciouslife

    Sigh. All of this cupcake blogging is *not* good for my wedding diet. And, I am ashamed to admit that on Sunday, right after I got fitted for unmentionables by an old-school Lower East Side merchant, I cheated and went to Sugar Sweet Sunshine for a Magnolia-inspired cupcake. Dammit. Can you please write about something else? Maybe something less savory? Or unsavory – like more potted meat posts? ;-)

  • sarah j. gim

    rt: i am excited about the new santa monica place, too, but of course, i don’t even work near there anymore (wait, i don’t work at all!)

    but when it’s open, and IF le cupcake is inside there, i shall be making stops.

    bunbungirl: um, thanks?

    adeliciouslife: evil evil i am! ok, next up will be…spam.

    you think i’m kidding.

  • Mary Ellen
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    delecious

  • diva

    these cupcakes are so delightful! i wnat one now ;)

  • JJ

    Any idea how these compare to Yummy Cupcakes on Wilshire and 3rd st?

  • sarah j. gim

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