Monday, August 30, 2010

{Georgia} Grande Dame

Oh Savannah, you are the beautiful Grande Dame, The Hostess City of the South.  Your perfect twenty-one squares provide lush green vignettes to stroll through while soaking in the gorgeous architecture and design that began to form in 1733.  Even General Sherman must have been a bit smitten by you, for he left his flaming fury on the back-burner as he made his way through your stunning streets.  The older gentlemen and refined ladies mesmerize with their drawls as soft as velvet. Your history is as thick as the sobering humidity that surrounds your magnificence, and I look forward to being your guest again one day soon.


Monday, August 23, 2010

{Georgia} Farm

Just as we seek out the current museum exhibitions when traveling, we always make sure to frequent our favorite local, organic delectable restaurants.  Farm 255 in Athens never disappoints with their make-your-tummy-happy offerings, and as you must know by now, I strongly support any artisan, company, or restaurant with a philosophy for making/keeping our beloved Mother Earth a blissful place of existence.

[Reverie-Daydream Images]

Friday, August 20, 2010

{Georgia} On My Mind

As we walk around the squares of little ol' towns, I'm reminded of history, Georgia's past ~ the good and the bad.  Deserted cotton gins, abandoned pianos, and empty brick buildings are forlorn objects that tell their own piece of the story. My thoughts find solace from Her motto of : Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation; words held dear to my heart and forever keeping Georgia on My Mind.   


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

{Georgia} High

No matter where we travel, McDreamy and I always check the local art museum schedules to see what exhibit is currently on display, so you can just paint your own image of how excited we both were when we discovered Salvador Dalí's late works would be on display at the High Museum of Art.  

It goes without question that this incredibly talented man was a pure genius!  My mind is still trying to process the surreal 'worlds' I gazed upon for as long as I possibly could, and actually, my brain hurts from just trying to fathom the overall brilliance of Dalí.  Yes, my friends, this 'brain pain' equates to a great exhibit of one of the world's brightest individuals.

Thank you High Museum for adding such a bonus to our Georgia visit ~


Monday, August 16, 2010

{Georgia} Mansion


Ol' Southern Mansions are scattered all around Georgia ~ some are deserted with silent history as the only inhabitant while others are maintained and loved for generations.  We took a little drive through some quaint towns in Northeast Georgia, and this one particular mansion still stands with pride amongst grand pecan trees and flowering magnolias.  She's still a beauty, and I can only imagine her splendor during her prime ~ oh, if only those walls could talk!


[Reverie-Daydream Images]

Friday, August 13, 2010

An Invocation


I'm sharing a bit of peace and harmony over here

[image: yoga in Paris at 28 weeks pregnant with the crumb]

Monday, August 9, 2010

{Georgia} Peach

Did I ever tell you I'm a Georgia Peach?  Yes ma'am, born and raised in the South ~ sweet tea, pecan pie, bless your hearts, and endless how-do-you-do's ~ I'm a Southern Belle through and through, and I need my juice-running-all-down-my-chin peach fix, so we are heading to my sweet home Atlanta for a dose of heat with a big dollop of humid on the side (a definite welcome after ten San Francisco Summers!).

The crumb will be spoiled by all her grandparents (and great-grandparents), play non-stop with her cousins, and learn to chase 'lightning bugs' like the best of them (her mama is a pro!).  I'm looking forward to the memories that will be made and re-living my favorite summer adventures with one cute little bumpkin by my side!


[Reverie-Daydream Images]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

City of Light

Last week, we took an 'art break' and headed to the city for the Impressionist Paris: City of Light exhibit at the Legion of Honor which is concurrent with Birth of Impressionism at the de Young. 

Of the over 150 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrations, this photograph above along with one of the most evocative passages in Emile Zola's novel L'oeuvre (The Masterpiece, 1886) really spoke to my heart the most ~

Claude was quivering with delight, "Ah! This Paris!" he cried.  It's ours!  All ours for the taking!  Each one of them was thrilled almost beyond words as they looked on the scene with eyes that shone with desire.  Did they not feel glory being wafted over the whole vast city from the top of that Avenue?  Paris was here, and they meant it to be theirs.


[photograph by Charles Marville]

Monday, August 2, 2010

SOL Food ~


Okay my lovely peeps, it's confession time ~ the Reverie trio is completely addicted to Sol Food!  I can't get enough of their lemon-garlic dressing and café helados, the crumb is all about the oregano and garlic marinated free range chicken, and McDreamy is head-over-heels for the atmosphere and its I-don't-feel-like-I'm-in-Northern California-vibe!  

Sol Hernandez began serving her delicious dishes at the local farmer's market, and she was an instant hit. After a few years, she opened up a cool little restaurant in San Rafael.  Sol has a very dedicated clientele thanks to her incredibly delectable cuisine (which also is sustainable, local, and organic), so it wasn't long before location numero dos opened its doors.  Both restaurants look and feel like Puerto Rico:  colorful shutters and chairs, green plantains holding down stacks of napkins, and lively Latin music adding a hint of happy energy in most everyone who enters through the doors.

If only I could box it up and send each of you a taste of this Puerto Rican perfection ~ it's that good!  
[Reverie-Daydream Images]

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