fancy feast.

July 28, 2010

Some of my favorite times in life are spent around a table.  Around my aunt’s kitchen table in lower, slower Delaware.  Around my parent’s table after dinner trying to convince my family it’s okay to sit there ten more minutes.  Around my table on Tuesday nights with four incredible friends and (what seemed like) endless bottles of wine. 

Yes, most of these times involve food in some format.  But is it really the food that keeps me there?

I’m wondering what the difference between a nice sit down meal versus a fun, still nice but less fancy dinner would mean for the upcoming wedding. 

I think it boils down to creating an environment that’s cozy and inviting.  Pull up a chair, and stay awhile.  This is one of the main reasons I want to own a B&B as well.  I want to be in environments that provide ample opportunity for reflection, for laughter and living.  You don’t need fancy food to do that!


Photo by Blair Morad.


All smiles. (No we didn’t eat what’s pictured above. But it was just as good!)


Liquid food is good too.

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind having a meal or ten at this table.

Photo from 100 Layer Cake.

when old becomes new.

July 20, 2010

Second chances are a rather phenomenal thing.  Don’t you think? They offer a sign of forgiveness, opportunity, excitement, restoration.

I love this idea of a second chance applied to buildings of note (or buildings not of note that are made noteworthy.)  I have the idea my bed and breakfast will be a rebirth of sorts. I hope it comes true.

Until that happens, maybe you’ll find some inerest in these:

1. Town Hall Hotel   (As you may have guessed, once a town hall in the height of the 1900s, now an incredibly beautiful London hotel.)

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2.  Apartment Therapy showcasing a renovated barn.