Thursday, June 30, 2011

Okay, so I know you have just been DYING..

To know where that ceiling was painted.....DRUMROLL.....Anthropologie.  Yep, it is on the ceiling of the flagship Anthropologie store on Rittenhouse square in Philly.  Who would have guessed?  I bet you thought it was a museum or perhaps a church(those guys kind of look like monks?) A little searching turned up that the store (3-4 stories) with a glorious spiral staircase used to be an old mansion.  Pretty cool, I wonder who all those men were.

So I am just thinking and ruminating on an idea....but I really kind of sort of probably most definitely want to start a little side photography business shooting people.  I am thinking I might take on some free clients just to get the hang of how it works.  No poses or  fake stuff.  Anyone interested?  Dead serious.

And now for a refreshing recipe for summer... I haven't tried it but it sounds delishus(my tribute to Ramona Quimby).  Recipe found here.

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette
4 Ears Corn, husk removed, brush with olive oil and lightly grilled, remove corn with sharp knife
1 Avocado’s, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning
1 C. Tomatoes, red and yellow cherry variety or equivalent
1 Small red onion, finely diced
Add to a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
Cilantro Vinaigrette
6 T. Olive oil
2 T. Sherry vinegar
1 t. Garlic powder
2 T. Fresh cilantro, minced
½ t. Salt
10 Grinds of fresh ground pepper
Whisk together the ingredients. When ready to serve salad, add the dressing and gently toss. Crack open a Corona and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

summer dessert

I like a fruit pizza, although rarely have the occasion to eat them.  But I saw this picture of individual fruit pizzas and thought....I CAN DO THAT....well haven't yet. but definitely plan to.

Delicious dessert picture straight out of the Less Ordinary Design Blog

Summer Lovin....

The fact is I hate the song "Summer Lovin".  I know it is almost sacreligious to hate "Grease" but I worked at a bar/restaurant for years and every Saturday was karaoke night which meant some collection of hack singers would get up and sing that song at at a minimum, 10 times per night.   Either way, I do love represented by the following photos:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Philadelphia, Summer 2011 Part 3

Guess where I am painted?

Guess where I am painted? 

Philadelphia, Summer 2011 Part 2

Capogiro, pretty much the best gelato place I have ever been to.  I liked it so much I inquired into franchising it into Minnesota.  We will see.

Beautiful bus stop.

One of more favorite restaurants.

A view from my hotel.

I just really have a thing for stars.

Center City, the capitol

I love the old architecture.


Chandelier in the Philly Cupcake

Cupcake display case...a lovely soft pink.

The exterior of Philly Cupcake.

Philadelphia, Summer 2011

So, here is the low down.  I love Philadelphia.  I have been going there for years for work and I just love the old buildings, the diverse population, the accent, the food(AMAZING), the shopping,  just everything. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Note from The Universe Today

At long last, Becky, a 2 point Spiritual Litmus Test to see whether or not any old religious doctrine or modern day "ism" is worthy of celebration:
Does it empower all, without conditions and favoritism?

Is everyone loved, forgiven, and accepted eternally?


The Universe

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oh how I love this.

This was on the door of Philly Cupcakes (I had myself a delicious vanilla/vanilla was evening and the inventory was low...)