My artist friend Kim Parker who lives in NYC shared her top five places to shop and eat in NYC (http://www.kimparker.tv/aboutus.html)and from her website here are some of her beautiful paintings which she turns into fabrics, bed linens and curtains, amongst many other things…
Beads of Paradise
The Strand Bookstore
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Every year we start our Thanksgiving planning with the best of intentions. “Last year was over-the-top. Could we please put the brakes on with the side dishes this time?” And every year we cook way more food than our extended family could possibly eat in one sitting.
I blame my mother. She can’t resist a side that sounds good. Of course we need creamed turnips along with creamed cauliflower, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, and turnip gratin. And that’s just the starches. Every year we pick out a turkey big enough for all of us, not counting the fact that we will be so full with sides that we don’t have a lot of room left for the turkey. This year I bought a small turkey at Zupan’s, we are solo, John and I and we will be eating two simple sides, like the beets and carrots above, maybe a fancy dessert (hint, hint)…in fact I think Papa Haydn makes a to die for strawberry cake that would be perfect!!!!!
beets and carrots
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check out this great pictorial about the whole process of making plates and cups from scratch
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a walk down Hawthorne Street…
Hawthorne pigeons on wires
view of Mt. Tabor under ink-stained clouds
and suddenly a double rainbow appears
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these are easily made at home, from your own garden or bought from a wholesale florist
Mixture of rose hips and crabapples, wired to a round garland form available at craft shops
rose hips in water buckets
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my recent visit to Martie’s studio in Portland
see my video too:
lovely green house
little lizard has his home on this plant
tons of air plants
all kinds of lichens
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A great pizza place on east Burnside, thin crust, lots of flavors and an amazing interior, especially the inexpensive yet effective benches and backs, plywood and wooden slats!!!! YEY for cheap and modern construction!!!!
interiors of Sizzle Pie on East Burnside
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If you need a footstool get this one from ikea, it is cheap and very modern looking. It comes in black or white
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Such a great hike along the plains
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Silba…there is an island on the Adriatic where I went every summer as a little girl, not long ago my parents built a house on it for family vacations.
it is a nature preserve and the water is clear and super clean, there is not much to do there except read, swim and eat…but for a week it’s all you need to get relaxed and empty out your mind of jibber jabber
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I pickled some long green peppers, added a chopped chicken thigh sautéed in olive oil, a few garbanzo beans, winter tomato, and organic Bibb lettuce The dressing is a light vinaigrette with fresh garlic.
Perfect lunch that I shared with fellini! my Maltese! although he really only ate the chicken, lol
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