Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Art Collection at the Vendue Inn in Charleston, South Carolina

The Vendue Inn in fabulous historic Charleston has its own art exhibition, its own art curator and docent-led tours of the shows.  And did I mention that the Vendue is perfectly located amidst the best restaurants? 
The art collection is figurative work, yet cutting edge. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Inn at Little Washington

 Chilled Lobster Salad

Dear fellow foodies,
Heaven on a spoon! We were given a gift for the ages: our generous children blessed me with a birthday gift certificate for dinner at the Inn at Little Washington,  a total dream come true. 
Such a beautiful setting with beautiful creative food... I loved the delicate flavors overlaying each other and marveled at the visual displays.
Meeting the chef in the kitchen made me totally starstruck. The whole experience was extraordinary. I am so happy that I went!

Private tour of the Inn's kitchen

Painter's Palate of sorbets

Dreamsicle Intermezzo

Spring Fling dessert with marzipan banner

An old fashioned welcome

Gardens at the Inn

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The National Cathedral of Washington: The Bishop's Garden

Nestled adjacent to the National Cathedral of Washington, DC, is a glorious urban garden. It has many ecclesiastical touches: stonework, statuary, etc. And what a collection of perrenials. The best time to visit is May or June. Admission is free.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

New York Botanical Garden

Situated in the Bronx, near Fordham and the Bronx Zoo, is the sprawling Botanical Garden.  It includes a tram tour, an exhibit hall, an art gallery,  a conservatory for tropical pants and orchids, as well as native plants, fields of blooming daffodils and lush cherry trees in full bloom. 
No hints of bustling city noises or views penetrate this oasis of calm.