Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jivamukti: Manhattan

This looks like some sort of mineral sample to me. Did not put me in a Zen mood, but then again it was a middle aged muddle morning. Dressed for the 8am class, but thought I would be late, so decided to go for the 9am. Then I left my mat at the apartment, so had to go back for it, so had to take a cab in order to arrive just at 9 and all in a sweat, but class was really at 9:10. An hour and a half of deep breathing and stretching and I am good to go.

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Cafe Boulud: Manhattan

This fellow feels a bit stern to me. Not who I want peering over my shoulder while I am on the toilet. Dinner was delicious, though I am not as in love with the monied, modern decor of the room as I once was. No sign of a recession here as every table was full.

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Dr. Pressman: New Haven, CT

Can you explain having little paper rose hearts in a podiatrist's restroom? And it isn't even February yet! Actually, this is the second heart motifed podiatrist I have been to in the past week.  Maybe it is "Love Your Podiatrist" month. Wish he had told me the injection I got for my neuroma was going to ache for hours and turn the top of my foot black and blue.  That would have been a lot more loving than hearts in the john.

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Private Home: Old Lyme, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life |

I love the idea of accessories as wall hangings.  Nice color for a single woman's bathroom.  Makes me want to light a candle, draw a bubble bath and find some hadsome guy to do my nails.

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Elgart, Pinn, Elgart: Old Saybrook, CT

Posted in Decor, Out & About |

Shoreline professionals certainly like their sailing art work. A bit on the conventional side for my taste.

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Destinta Theater: Middletown, CT

Classy look I think. How many movie theaters have color coordinated waste cans on top of being reasonably clean? Saw Iron Lady. Meryl Streep is my hero. She is an amazing actress and I thought it was a good film despite being from the dementia affected point of view of Mrs. Thatcher.

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Booth Theater: Manhattan

I know, another out of sequence shot.  I am getting all cleaned up and will be back on track now. My querry here- no surprise- is why is there ALWAYS a line outside the Ladies' room at the theater and rarely the Mens'? Went to see Other Desert Cities. Not as big a fan as the critics. Good acting, but I didn't like a lot of the dialogue or the twists that the story took. Next week is Richard III with Kevin Spacey. Can't wait for that.

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Private Home: Chester, CT

Posted in Decor, My Life |

Another tardy entry, but my friend will be disappointed if I don't include it. She went to all kinds of trouble to clean up her bathroom for me to photograph and I must say on a chilly January night, this was a warm(the heat was up to 75 at least) and inviting place to pull down your pants. We have been getting together every Sunday to watch Dowton Abbey and it has been great fun having company for the series.(No, the ranunculus are not real, but who cares.)

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Private Home: Manhattan

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Rather late posting this photo, but I couldn't resist doing it. This bathroom is in my 97 year old aunt's apartment. She has been doing needlepoint for most of her adult life- gave it up a decade ago when her eyes became bad- and decided to do something artistic with the left over yarn. I hope one day to inhert this acrylic column and mix in my extra yarn. Yes, she taught me how to needlepoint too, but I have never made rugs as she did. Copies of Miro paintings no less!

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Gzen: Branford, CT

There was nothing about this vegan restaurant that felt aisan or zenlike except the name and this statue in the restroom. Must be something going on I was not aware of. This space used to be a place called "Suburban" which I thought was excellent and I was disappointed when it closed. This is an equally good substitute and the only vegan restaurant I know of along the shoreline. Not a place for a light dinner necessarily. I came away stuffed.  Terrific organic wines as well as food.

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