Category Archives: Our Trip

Instagram

I downloaded, like everyone else it seem, the instagram app that lets you apply funky retro filters to photos on your iphone and share them. Warning, it’s highly addictive and kind of brilliant how it can take a crummy photo and turn it into something artistic, grainy and uber cool.

I went to lunch at my grandma’s on Sunday, I was a little hungover and the bowl of pasta looked like such carby goodness I couldn’t resist taking a photo. After the instagram treatment it looks unreal. saucy goodness.

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Why do things look so good with a filter on them? That nostalgic film harks back to a simpler time and people always look a little browner, a little warmer and, possibly, a little happier?

Marsaxlokk rooftop in Malta… hmmm, if I could beam myself back there right now I’d be the happiest person!

ahhh, nearly spring.

Oh, and this little beauty taken in the Nicholas Building in the city – is it 2011 or 1942?

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City pillows – an unoriginal post

I know, I know, if someone in the future discovers this blog and does a teensy bit of digging they’d find that cup of schmo posted on these city pillows recently (first actually). But they’re good, kitsch and I think they’d look cool on our couch, so I wanted to share them anyway.

Let’s not forget all the fun we had in Seattle – sculpture park, pike place market, boat trip to puget sound, sailing past the passage to alaska, dreaming of getting our able seaman license, belltown, pho in fremont, drinks in capitol hill – with a Seattle cushion!

I’d also like a tangible reminder of the beautiful drive up to San Francisco where we spent a night at the Lamplighter Inn in the quaint and moneyed up town of Carmel-by-the-sea – please.  The breathtaking drive through Big Sur (yep, I’m not dwelling on those winding roads), the awesome Frank Lloyd Wright house on the water, pebble beach golf course… yep, we would definitely need a Carmel-by-the-sea pillow too, oh, wait, they’ve got one!

And to complete the trio we’d have to include the city that inspired the painting. San Francisco. The sunken bed at The Touchstone on Geary, the boozy night at the Redwood Room,  Roman’s Sonoma winery tour, visiting the Frieda Kahlo’s at SFMOMA, mission dolores and walking walking walking. hmmm, definitely pillow time!

So many wonderful memories over there. it’d be so cool to surround ourselves with daily reminders! xx

Savannah…

So, it all began in 1733 for Savannah. Colonial times. Historic times.

Known for its history and architecture both downtown

And uptown

But one house is possibly more famous than the rest…The Mercer-Williams (Jim) House

Other places worth dilly dallying around are Forsyth Park

And Bonaventure Cemetry where the plots are more fantastic than the houses…

And to finish off a long day, possibly a whisky-soda and some Lady Chablis

And a stroll along the river and some late night jiggedy jazz

Better Get To Work On The MixTape

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Vehicle rental rates Daily rate: 30.19 x 29 USD $875.46

Plus 3000 miles = $1000.

I know part of it means 5

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Some other possibilities…

My geography is not great….but these places could be funski

Amterdam Eastern Docklands

Amsterdam – apparently Eastern Docklands is a great place for art and architecture

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Germany would be interesting – ‘people’ are saying that Berlin is the place to be for design at the moment and I have a cousin somewhere in Germany who we could bunk in with…

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Belgium has chocolate, beer and an amazing food…plus a couple of nice buildings

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Austria looks like a good place to get boozie

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We could all neutral in Zurich

Trip ideas…

It would be great to fly to London,

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spend a few days there, maybe pop down to Bath – it is so beautiful…

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then get the Eurostar to Paris… then head up towards towns on the Belgian/German border – Strasboug,

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maybe Lille, then visit Belgium and Germany!! Stay at the Michel Berger Hotel in Berlin… 

 

michelbergermichelberger2Then maybe we should go to the Czech Republic, I really want to visit Prague… 

pragueAfter Prague, it would be fun to head to Italy and then scoot down to Malta!! 

This is so exciting to think about… just a couple of ideas xxx