Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Following the intertwined lives of Teddy, Eleanor, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ken Burns has done it once again. 

Pictured above: Theodore Roosevelt, his direct niece (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt, and her fifth cousin turned husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Teddy Roosevelt, an East coaster turned Westerner.

Teddy and Edith Roosevelt with their children, including the oldest daughter Alice from Teddy's first marriage.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Karma Chameleon

A song to get stuck in your head... TGI Friday!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Drinks at Searsucker

Austin is HOT in more ways than one... Sure, the summer sees temperatures of triple digits, but it's the city's scene that's driving the force of attention these days.

And adding to the Austin heat - both figuratively and literally when the kitchen caught fire during it's first days of opening - is Searsucker.

So killing two birds with one stone, beat the summer heat at this new hot spot with one of many tasty sips to choose from:

Peter Rabbit (pictured left) - Pimm's #1, basil lemonade
Snake in the Grass - cucumber gin, bruised mint, lime, soda
Pear 75 - Grey Goose le poire, lemon, prosecco
Leopard's Tail - apricot whiskey, all spice, lime, orgeat, pineapple, bitters
Skinny Jenny - citrus vodka, lime, lavender syrup, ginger beer
New Fashioned - Searsucker Angel's Envy, orange, bitters

Searsucker Austin
415 Colorado Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 394 - 8000

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Brekky Special at Jo's

It's a "special" so it isn't always available, but man is it good!

Potted Beef Hash with Fried Green Tomatoes, roasted peppers, a fried egg, and Goat Cheese

242 West 2nd Street
Austin, Texas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Houses of Seaside

If you've ever been to Seaside in Florida, you know it is a magical place. 

And much of that starts with the houses, each unique in its own way. Seaside is a beach town, so the houses portray their environment with sturdy shutters and porches galore.

Each house is kept in such pristine condition, with colors so bright and beautiful.


 The houses are just one of the many reasons that it makes perfect sense to film a movie like The Truman Show in Seaside. Recognize the Truman house?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dockyard, BDA

A visit to the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda is a step back into history with all the splendors of the present. 

Whether it be the shops, the food, or the ferry, whatever brings you to dockyard, the views will not disappoint. 

Dockyard is filled with beautiful boats:

And a fine looking boat ramp:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Beignets and Cafe au Lait

It's hard to match the coffee and French donuts at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.

Consumption tip: Dip the beignets into your cafe au lait inclusive of the powdered sugar. It makes the drink that much more decadent and an overall experience that's hard to beat. 

Talk about a good start to your morning!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Breakfast at Walton's

Being a patisserie, there's nothing wrong with keeping it simple. Order up a cup of steaming hot coffee and start the morning off right, with a delicious macaron

But if you bring a bigger appetite, there's plenty to choose from:

The creme brulee French Toast is out of this world!  It truly melts in your mouth.

Or get the American breakfast - classic scrambled eggs and bacon with Walton's delicious house made bread. 

A side of fresh fruit comes atop a bowl full of complimentary berry yogurt.

All around I find nothing but compliments for this lovely bakery. A smile to start my day.

609 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

St. George's, BDA

Some accidents happen for a reason, and the shipwrecked founding of St. George's is a welcomed accident. 

The ship was Sea Venture. Set forth from England to the Americas, it became caught in a storm, tossed ashore, and thus was the founding of the Town of St. George.

Entering the city by way of the water is still most common (and beautiful) today.

Fresh off the Ferry awaits White Horse Pub for all of your Rum Swizzle needs. Sit out back on the deck, kick back, and relax, or...

Take delight in all of the fish!

But watch out, they'll jump! Especially if you toss them a treat...

Like Hamilton, St. George's offers fine shopping, including one of my favorites, The Island Shop.

The Town of St. George is lathered in rich history. From its early founding, despite much by mistake, to the impact the island has had, both on locals and visitors alike. St. George's respects and epitomizes this history, displaying both in model and reenactment form.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Molton Brown

Their soaps, shampoos, lotions - I love them all!