Friday, February 24, 2017
If you ever have the chance to check out Old Quebec City I would suggest you go! We stayed at the Chateau Frontenac, this Old World beauty is rich in History without lacking amenities. Complete with Starbucks and Five star dining it was close to everything. Le Marche de Noel was right out the front door and Le petite Champlain located at the foot of the hill...a short venicular ride with a stunning view of the ST. LAWERENCE RIVER on the way down. we were there early December which come to find out is the Perfect time...no Cruise Ship crowds due to the icey waters, yet Christmas Markets were in full swing! The twinkling lights of the Season were magical. and then the SNOW CAME...need I say more? I could have SHOPPED on Le Petite Champlain for days.. So reminiscence of Paris complete with French Speaking Locals, most of whom were very pleasant. Food was authentic French Cuisine. MON AMI...Lapin Saute was by far my Fav...the decor out front beckons you inside for a lovely French Wine and Cheese course...the Onion Soup was decadent! WELL this post could go on forever...or you could just book a trip and see for yourself! you wont regret it!
Christmas Joy ..My Son is engaged! Im so impressed with His thoughtful planning. He took advantage of the fact that our Christmas Holiday was to be spent in Old Quebec City at the Chateau Frontenac...What Girl could say NO to a Handsome Prince on one knee in Front of a real life CASTLE... Le Petit Champlain is a very quaint Old World, Very French town. it was only a three hour flight from Ft.LAuderdale. I would return in a heart beat. And now it will always hold sweet personal memories for our Family. COngratulations SON.
Friday, October 14, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Month!
You see the Pink Ribbon everywhere...
if you're a Survivor or have a loved one that is, you know it's much more than just a ribbon...
It's a symbol of HOPE. I've chosen to ARTFULLY SUPPORT the cause this year by...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The air is starting to get Crisp and it's a pleasure to be outdoors. I've noticed the critters more active scurrying and foraging around in preparation for Winter. Pumpkins are out, apples are harvested and I've pulled out my sweaters and boots. My crotchety neighbor even seems less crabby and Yard work such as raking leaves actually becomes less dreadful all because of a drop on the thermometer.
It happens every year...yet I don't remember ever noticing such details in my younger years. "Youth is waisted on the Young," my daddy used to say... Never really understood that til now.
Anyway, I took advantage of the coolness and hiked down to the bottom of SoCo Falls and thought I'd share the Beauty... After All it's FALL here in the Blue Ridge Mountains... ...My FAVORITE time of year.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Had I known the true nature of the CJS experience I'da brought provisions! Food, water, safety gear!
After two hours of riffling and rummaging I needed nourishment and re-hydration! I headed to
I'll admit there were closer eateries but I had an ulterior motive! The weather was great and I wanted to be outside after My Warehouse Experience...but...Bryant Park is right behind the NYC PUBLIC library!
Ohhhhhh how I've longed to partake of the Sweet Sensory Spectacle of all those written words printed on the pulp of century old pages. That and I needed to stand on those very stairs where
BIG phoned CARRIE to tell her he couldn't go thru with the Proposed Nuptials! Hehehe...
Yup! I'm a H U G E fan!
Scratch that off the BUCKET LIST,
My Afternoon Delight consisted of a Visit to EAST COAST TRIMMING. 142 west 38 th Street...
One street over from CJS.
But it's a different world here!
STUNNING displays of trim all color coordinated! Neat and tidy. Vintage blooms and plumes of every hue!
Pricey...but BREATH TAKING! And they tease a lot with VINTAGE displays that are NOT for sale.
...said with a big pouty face...
The Help was nice and even gave me two more address's to look for, tomorrow of course because it's 5 pm and the CITY that never sleeps locks up and goes home! Hmmmm perplexing if you ask me.
So after my trip to the Open Air Market I find Myself hunting for Carl at CJS Supply on West 38th in Manhattan.
My Friend Sandy reminded me of a blog post by Suze Weinberg
It's CJS Warehouse! Here's a link to a great post about it!
It was an OVER WHELMING experience. Boxes on top of unopened boxes! Treasures of all kinds.
Jewels, beads, findings, chain! Oh My. Every where you looked and every where you walked..the floor literally crunches under your feet! It's NOT for the meek, weak or shy that's for sure. You will get dirty and be prepared to prove your a business owner. Carl charges by the pound and there's a $100 minimum.
I'll be up all night thinking about the Treasures I couldn't fit in my SUITCASE!