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{dia de los muertos!}

2 Nov

i walked the “day of the dead” parade in my new town and got some fun fotos of some pretty stellar costumes and such.

i didn’t know much about dia de los muertos until just last week.  and now that i do – i gotta say – i’m kind of hooked 😀  i really want to prepare better and dress up next year.  it just looked so fun!

and i’m for celebrating diversity and culture! i miss those two things about NYC the most.  i just appreciate the differences we have, and i love learning about new cultures, or even existing cultures, but really getting immersed in the celebration! everyone here is so welcoming and wonderful.  i met some amazing people and i just had a great time!

{preface : this one is foto-heavy!}

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dia de los muertos!

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it began with this guy…

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walking the parade… Continue reading

{thirsty thursday – happy halloween : please enjoy responsibly!}

31 Oct

hey ya’ll

are you going to go out and/or dress up for halloween? i have an early morning friday, so i will probably keep it low-key and watch the nightmare before christmas or something… 😉

just wanna throw in my shameless two-cents of a plug here – please don’t drink and drive, have a DD.  and if you don’t have to be on the roads, just stay in. and why not give out healthy snacks instead of candy?  or better yet – do a TRICK!  no one does tricks anymore, we just toss “treats” in a bag and are done with it. can you just imagine the look on the kids faces when you bust out a bunny and a hat instead of twizzlers?  priceless  – better have a camera… 😉  i digress.

meanwhile, i’m all for enjoying a few libations for the event :

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i love to support organic practices of all kinds! 😉 this stout was incredible, and had perfect hints of chocolate throughout, with a nice finish.

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i’m a fan of farmhouse ales – the bubbles, the colour, the complex flavour… this one didn’t disappoint.

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brown ales just feel like autumn, don’t they?  the rich flavour and the heavier body… ideal for transitioning us into the next season.

have a great night, friends!  be safe!

{whatever wednesday : the aspen mac -n- cheese festival!}

11 Sep

so, i spent the {long} weekend on the western slope, my soul soaring with the rockies and the clouds.  my spirit begged to stay up there, so i obliged… which means i will need to return soon.

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i’ll have much more to share about my trip later this week… for now, here’s a little story :

as i’m cruising the aspen saturday market, picking up some yummy wild plums and yellow cucumbers, i turn the corner and spot this large group :

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it smells amazing… people look happy…

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there are random lines everywhere…

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and everyone is EATING!!!

my kind of party, i say… and i pause for this foto opp:

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hi.

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and i get distracted by the cool brick-laid sidewalks…

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cuz yanno, i’m an artist… we see the world differently… Continue reading

{adult tea parties : way better than when you were a kid!}

3 Sep

just be aware : this post is very foto-heavy! 🙂

hope you had a nice holiday weekend!  welcome september!!

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so, i had a little tea party with some girlfriends last week… and it was just so charming…

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my favourite quote from the day was from my friend mary who said, “i didn’t even know that could happen!”  i also overheard my friend noel say, “this is WAY better than when you were a kid!”

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it truly was a magical day! and my camera was there to document the entire event.  the guest of honour?!  my mom :

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judi.

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a few months ago, while unpacking some storage stuff, i found this beautiful china set – almost completely intact.  as it turns out, it was my mama’s.  i had been keeping it stored with her stuff ever since she passed away.  now 20 years later, i decided to dust if off, sparkle it up, and honour her life by having a party for her on her birthday – august 21st.

she would’ve been 60 years old!

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{meatless mondays : vegfest colorado!}

8 Jul

heyyyy, hope you enjoyed the weekend and had a nice holiday!

my vacation isn’t quite over yet, but i wanted to share these fotos from vegfest this weekend…

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…it totally poured like, 4 minutes after i got there.  hence, the super curly puff-ball of a fro on top of my head.  i kinda love it, though… i miss the humidity in a way, mostly because of how well my hair behaves with it – how silly is that. 😛

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not as silly as this cool car i saw when i first walked in… Continue reading

{missing NYC – international pillow fight day!}

9 Apr

yes, there is such a thing. it happened this past weekend, on the 6th.

one year, i fotographed it.

New York City

super excited.

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spectators from above…

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cameras everywhere!

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pillows everywhere! Continue reading

happy fat tuesday!

12 Feb

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wear some of these…

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laugh at stuff like this…

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and if you wish, eat one of these

and be safe, ya’ll!

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