Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Weekend of Food and Hibernation

It's been a pretty relaxed weekend around here.  We've been cooking and taking pictures of all of our fabulous culinary creations... Here are some shots of Cash's Citrus & Olive Salad, Peaches and Cream Scones, and a Fully Loaded Baked Potato.

I have already eaten all of this food... and still... the photos make me hungry.

Other dishes we made from scratch but did not photograph include: homemade Semolina Gnocchi, Breadsticks, and a 3 Cheese-3 Onion-2 Meat Pizza. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I hate snow -- but I LOVE food and amazing accommodations.

It's depressingly snowy pretty much everywhere in this hemisphere -- the perfect opportunity for images of the fantastic food and villa accommodations we've come to miss in Virgin Gorda.  So... for your snowy-day pleasure, please peruse and enjoy images of the delightful food at The Rock Cafe, and the stellar design and relaxation available at the Aquamare Villas -- both of Virgin Gorda, BVI.

We miss it.

A lot.

Two of our friend Simon's fabulous drink creations.

We miss you Simon.

Bruschetta -- so good that at our wedding reception, the guests ate it all before we got there.
Prompting us to request more bruschetta from the kitchen.  We were, after all, the bride and groom.

It doesn't look like that when I make it.

Anegada Lobster salad -- which is way better than any other kind of lobster anything.

Anegada Lobster Salad in the foreground, with Bruschetta in the background.  Perfection.

The dining room at one of the three Aquamare villas.
Surprisingly, you don't have to be too rich to stay here... but you'll feel like you are.

Is outdoor dining your preference?  Well here you go then.

The view of Mahoe Bay across your infinity pool and private beach.
Dry your snowy tears on these luxurious 600 count towels.

I've always wanted to shower with a natural canopy above me.  Close your eyes, lizards.

The great room.  Any questions as to why it's called that?

Naptime on the private balcony, overlooking the private beach.  

Candles controlled by a switch on the wall.  Because we can.  And should.

A splash of color accents the design beautifully.

The authentic luxury Caribbean experience.  

Luxury discovered.

I'm going outside to make snow angels and pretend that they are sand angels.  Just not in my bathing suit.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Glass and String

We bookended last week with visits to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and The Indianapolis Museum of Art.  The lobby of the Indianapolis Museum of Art currently features an incredible installation called "Gravity's Loom" by The Ball-Nogues Studio, while The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has an ongoing installation called "Fireworks of Glass" by renowned glass blower Dale Chihuly.

After viewing and photographing both exhibits, we were amazed by the numerous similarities in the use of space, color, shape, line, and interaction with the available light with such totally different types of media.  We were strongly affected by the way in which both artists adapted their work to fill, enhance, and envelop the museum spaces they inhabit.  Both exhibits engage visitors in a special way -- drawing them to explore the work from all available vantage points...    

For more information about these incredible installations, please visit: