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Cooley Gallery:Old Lyme,CT

Extra magazine storage in this restroom. Still plenty of holiday gift options in the annual small works exhibition.

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SFoglio: Manhattan

Serene, yes?I adore this restaurant. It is small,friendly and has amazing imaginative Italian food.Can be hard to get into, but so worth it.

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Private Home: Essex,CT

Posted in Decor |

This bathroom is so snug there is not even an inch between the sink and the arc of the door. I liked the two blue drawings of trains that were done by a family member. I even liked meeting Jim Crawford, our district's candidate for state senate.I am not inclined to go to political events,but was happy I did.Even signed up to make calls and help get out the vote.

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William Hand Double Cabin Express Cruiser: CT River

Posted in My Life, Out & About |

It is hard to see how adorable this little head is. A long time since I spent an evening on the river and never on such a charming boat. Funnily enough I had kayaked by her a few days beforehand, not realizing who owned her, and was full of admiration. As relaxing as the ride up to Seldon Creek was, the ride back with an almost full moon playing hide and seek with the layers of scudding clouds was a real treat.

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Milagros: Stonington, CT

Posted in Commercial Space |

Resisted the urge to have a drink at lunch, but the three ladies decided to stop for a marguerita and some spicy Mesican food on the way home. This is a little slice of Mexico. Tiny, loud and fun. Sat at the bar and talked to the owner/bar tender and got a lesson in picking tequilas.  They havde about 60 different bottles lining the walls, along with Mexican tiles and other native decorations. I love this place!

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China Cafe: Manhattan

Posted in Out & About, Signage |

Love the tone this poster sets and how about that chandelier!   This small restaurant in Murray Hill was reported as having some of the best Shechuan food in the city. I am no connoisseur, but I know that 7 of us had a might fine meal with about 12 different dishes all of which were devoured over a leisurely 3 hours. Check it out for yourself.

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Cooley Gallery: Old Lyme, CT

Posted in Out & About |

Love a restroom with a view. Given the tiny proportions of this one, it is a good thing. This is far from the only view in a frame to be found at this gem of a gallery known for its offerings of Lyme Impressionist painters, but more and more frequently presenting contemporary work as well. This month's exhibition by local artist Judy Friday is terrific. My son bought a small painting. Even the little ones in this show pack a big punch. And then there are the woven pillows and rugs that she is producing on her new loom.

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Wadsworth Atheneum: Hartford, CT

Okay, so I lied and here is another out of sequence shot. I wasn't going to post this, but I keep thinking about it and wondering why there would be a picture k in such a small area above the light fixture above the mirro in a public bathroom.  Granted this is a museum, but a I can't imagine anything was ever intended to hang here. Heard the illustrious John Ashbery read from his latest book which is a translation of Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations. More interesting to me were the readings of his own poems. Just when he was getting into a real grove, he was cut off from the reading by one of the staff saying we were out of time. Quite extraordinary.

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