Last night I went to an art show for my friend the amazing artist Pete Kephart, who lives near some of my family in West Virginia. His show was called Painting With Fire, and he does amazing stuff, like this one:
While at the show, there was a huge explosion outside on the street, which seemed like a publicity stunt (fire art?) but wasn’t. I emailed the NY Times with a tip about it, and they came over to talk to Pete and ran this story today!
My Uncle Mike drove into the city from Massachusetts, and I got to hang out with him and his delightful friend Jeff and charming friend Dorothy. Seeing Uncle Mike is fun. I used to spend every summer visiting him, my Aunt Susan and my cousin Curry. Plus, he’s my dad’s brother — he reminds me of my father. And I miss that guy a lot.
We posed normally, then my uncle and I compared bumps (he said, “I’m a little further along than you are.”):
Speaking of bumps, I have a new blog over at zulily.com. It’s called The Newbie, and it’s all about the impending mom-hood (I will not subject you to that on this blog!). But if you’re interested, or if you have mom-style advice for me, check it out.
I hate the word Babymoon, but let’s call a spade a spade. It was divine. (We stayed at El Palacio de Playa Grande, through an amazing Jetsetter deal!) Some pics below.
The view from above our private beach (seriously!):
There were excellent fresh drinks (even a virgin Pina Colada tasted good):
I got to get lost in some amazing books, including Tara Altebrando’s Dreamland Social Club, which swept me away into whimsy-land!
There were peacocks by the pool, naturally:
Did I mention there were amazing drinks? (Remember I have a thing for coconut milk.)
Oh yeah, Dave was there too, drinking large beers (the food on the beach = incredible!)
And lastly, because it’s been requested (eek), a bump shot. Beach bump, no less.
Broccoli salad and Cheetos: This has been my lunch basically all week. I’m nothing if not balanced. (And that puzzle is totally kicking my butt.)
And these are my boys this weekend (with apologies to my twitter followers). Go, Heels!
This week my friend Katie told me about Banana Shakes, and they are my new favorite thing.
See? Okay, here’s how you make it:
Cut a banana in cubes and freeze it overnight. The next day, blend the frozen banana cubes (which act like ice) with 8 oz of milk. Add a spoonful of peanut butter if you want protein, or whatever vitamin powder you’re into (you won’t taste it).
You get this foamy milk-and-bananas shake that taste like dessert but is really healthy too! Love.
Last month when I was in Florida for a weekend, my mom and I drove across the state from west to east and came across this middle town: Arcadia. We stopped for lunch in the charming downtown area, and I snapped a few pics. I love discovering places like this!
Gorgeous old building (pink!) with an adorable little tea shop downstairs:
An opera house!
Hello, vintage blue-violet-gold dress of my dreams! (This store wasn’t open–tragic!)
Oh, me? I’m just peachy.
A bookstore with baked goods wins my heart every time.
Isn’t this just such a charming town? It used to be the county seat! I’m not even sure what that means, but I love it.
If you’re following me on twitter, you may have noticed that when I post a photo, it’s usually of food. I love good-looking food, and I had the best breakfast this morning at Peels in the East Village with my friends Anne and Amy.
I give you cappuccino and biscuits n’ gravy. Divine!
Am I weird, or is there just something about food photos to love?
Happy Friday! Enjoy good food this weekend!
This is the word, and I want a cupcake. I’m due in August, right after Small Town Sinners has its book birthday! Crazy, right? I would post a sonogram, but I think they all kinda look like baby pirates.
I know I’ve been MIA this week. I’m just returning from Florida, where I visited my mom on vacation and also, um, tried to finish my book that’s due in 10 days. Eek!
Anyway, here are some shots!
The beach in the morning:
The book I totally enjoyed by the pool — Sean Griswald’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt (so adorable).
An airboat ride involved crazy moss-covered trees and lovely lilypads!
And the sunset last night. Sigh. Back to reality…