you don"t need to save the crystal for a special day, even water tastes better in a "Fancy Glass"

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Choosing My Plates

Working on the restaurant has been fun, frustrating, exciting and exhausting all at once!!!

Even though i had the co-location space before... I found all the decsion making a bit daunting. But a big chunk of the work is done. Walls and trim 99% there. Bar built. Floor painted but needs more detailing.

Today I am headed out for plates, shelves, and more.

These are the samples of some plates i will be using. Gotta get going on menus and signs. Plus the website and and and... A million other things !

-- Blogging on the run from my iphone, please forgive sloppy typing!

Monday, April 19, 2010

What a Month!

The weeks have been flying by with no time to write. The reason? Construction and more construction! We've been sanding , painting, moving, hanging, more sanding, wall texturing AND testing recipes.

Our wine bar and restaurant from last year us opening in a new location as soon as I can finish setting everything up! It's a very DIY project. Fun but sooooo tiring. More updates coming soon.

-- Blogging on the run from my iphone, please forgive sloppy typing!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

On My Street

Once a year, for about 2 weeks, My street is transformed. The canal that runs the length of our street in front of my apartment building is lined with Cherry trees, and once a year it becomes famously gorgeous. Each year it seems, more people come to enjoy. This year it was quite cold for the first week so the crowds were thin, BUT this weekend the weather got nice and everyone was out. Streets were packed. We get lots of great street vendors, and hot wine. The street is still technically open for cars but the masses really keep the cars out which I LOVE.

Anyway, this little shot is just a glimpse of last night.

One of the down sides is if I want to go out to eat and not eat vendor food I have to leave my neighborhood as all my favorite joints are packed! This must be what it is like to live in a tourist area year- I definitely don't think I would want to do it year around. But for two weeks it is kind of exciting.