So, I hear serving punch is back in style!! Well, my dear friends Terry and Michael always have had a punch option at their gatherings. They have never gone out of style!! One of my personal favorites has always been the champagne, 7-up and lime sherbert combo. ...
Every time I see a Baobab Tree, I am immediately taken to an imaginary place.
They look so otherworldly, yet they exist on our planet. Mostly in Madagasgar, Africa and Australia. My ideal vacation would be visiting these trees. They are magical and beautiful. Their seeds are chock full of vitamin C and calcium. They even take care of us, let's hope we are taking care of them. They are kings and queens. The Little Princehad one....remember??
Oh Miss Sarah, thank you for reminding me....he couldn't have even one.. for it would take over his small planet. How sad.
Yesterday's Street Food Festival (too many people, couldn't get near the food, not real street vendors) was a great big mess!!!! It made me think of Clementine Paddleford, possibly America's first food journalist. She drove over 800,000 miles between 1948 and 1960 to get the food story. Now so many people are "into" food that you can't get near any of it... to eat it!!
She was doing all this when the food craze was in it's infancy. I admire her devotion. The other thing I love about her is her name. Clementine Paddleford. The very important food writer you have never heard of.
Thank you David Kamp,
author of The United States of Arugula for introducing me to this interesting lady.
The wonderful thing about being semi-unemployed is T I M E.
The Lost Art Salon has been on my "must see" list for months. I finally made a point to pay a visit. Gaetan and Roy are so charming and ..... before I knew it I was looking at bins filled with portraits and landscapes. Fabulous. Then a glass of sparkling water magically appeared in front of me. These guys are way cool. By the way, I am now the proud owner of the windmill painting. I couldn't resist. Happy Birthday to me.