Doers and Dreamers – Tess Kelly

Uptown Kingston is becoming a great place to just leisurely stroll about to enjoy the unique shops there with an atmosphere that invites one out to enjoy any day, rain or shine. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is doing her best to add to that atmosphere by serving up some sweet treats in a space that is both cheerful, and relaxing. Say ‘Hello’ to this weeks Doer and Dreamer, Tess Kelly.

Your name: Tess Kelly

Business or organization: Séraphine Bakery  39 N. Front St.

Occupation: Owner/baker

What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique?
To provide a beautiful unique setting, that transports you somewhere else. To serve desserts that are handmade in small batches using local ingredients, so they are delicious as well as beautiful.

Where are you from originally?
New York City

What brought you to the Kingston area and keeps you in this area?
My husband and I bought a house here about 10 years ago. We fell in love with the area. I love the beauty, architecture, and the gritty edge that Kingston has to offer.

What is your favorite hangout in this area and why?
My garden. It is the most relaxing place.

When you’re not in Kingston, what’s your idea of a wonderful city to visit, and why?
I love Paris! I lived there many years ago and it is my most favorite place. I love the French culture, the people, and the pastries.

Tell us something that we never would have guessed about you.
I am an excellent stilt walker!