Friday, October 28, 2011

Hunny::Plum at the Art Fair!

Come check out my handmade jewelry and accessories at the Principia Arts and Crafts Fair, along with my partner in craft, (thanks Allison!) the lovely Miss Katie Sheridan.  She is a fantastic painter and creator and we will be sharing our creativity with the community on November 5th.  Hope to see you there!

Garden Adventures!

The other day was just beautiful...a perfect fall day.  It made you feel like you HAD to get outside or you would miss something important that day, like a certain color red on a changing leaf or the smell of crisp fresh air.  This is somewhat unlike me since I am well versed in couch-potato-ness, but it was impossible to resist the great outdoors.  So, Stuart and I made our way to the Saint Louis Botanical Garden...but not without a quick pop over to The Hill for lunch at Lou Boccardi's (best toasted ravioli ever per Stuart's well groomed toasted ravioli palette).  We sat outside and enjoyed our delicious Godfather pizza, minus mushrooms of course...
Then it was off to the Garden.  Yes, we went earlier this year for Mother's day, but so much has changed since then, and my favorite fall flowers are out now, so I brought my camera and snapped a few in new places of the Garden I have never been- like the Shaw House, where the owner of the property before it was given to the city and garden-lover Henry Shaw lived and is buried behind.  It was amazing.  If you ever visit Saint Louis, be sure to stop by here and just explore.  It's so much more than just flowers...
Mr. Shaw's sitting room
Wreath adorning the door...gorgeous
 Mr. Shaw's bedroom.  He was so classy- a la top hat
 Hi Mr. Shaw.  Thanks for letting us in your garden.
 Leafy greens
 The prettiest cactus I have ever seen
 Yes.  I took this.  With my phone.
 This is my happy place.  I would visit every day.
Hello spider are my favorite.
 The handsome hubby and the greenhouse.
 Cast shadows
Hanging gourds!!  Watch your head...

Hope you enjoyed the pics!  I can't wait to see what it looks like this winter!  I plan to visit every season just to see what new treasures I can find in there.  Maybe I will get a new camera for Christmas...? Hint, hint...

Monday, October 3, 2011


St. Louis is really a great city to live in.  There are so many nooks and crannies, towns and neighborhoods to explore.  One neighborhood that is up and coming is lovingly known as "The Grove".  Still with boarded up buildings and struggling shops, GroveFest brings together a street fair and awareness about the neighborhood...and a fashion show (in which my friend rocked the runway with her designs)!  Oh, and did I mention roller derby?  Yes please!
 The Arch Rivals Roller Derby (how clever!)
Bubble maker in the street
The middle of Manchester.  You could just stand there!
Welcome to The Grove
We have such great adventures!