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Enjoy: La Boutanche

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I delight in a rose on a warm evening.  This rose had some acidity, bursts of strawberries, and small hints of tannin.  As the wine buyer  described , ” It’s like summer water!”

Want some cheese with that wine ? [pun intended]  For me, wine is best served with a taste of food.  Please share the delight in my experience.

Follow the spread counterclockwise:

Le Delice du Poitou (rectangle)

Fresh Baguette

Candied Figs

Handful of Almonds

Petite Breakfast  (half moon)

Camembert du Bufala (pie slice)

Did you try this?  What do you think?

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Shopping Estate Sales

My first experience shopping an estate sale was standing in a block long line at 8 am.  The house was for sale by the owner along with everything in it.  Anxious shoppers and collectors flooded all 3 floors.  It is hard to fight the urge to buy all things in sight like tiny silverware to antique furniture.  I wonder the stories behind every piece.

I stuck to small notions to either keep, gift, or resell.  How do you like my finds?  If you are interested in purchasing, contact me.

Hand made cuff

Hand made cuff

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Thimble made in Spain

Thimble made in Spain

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Matisse copper earrings

Matisse copper earrings

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Swatch Handbag

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When I am resourceful, I take scrap fabrics and see what I can create.  In this case,  I sewed a crossbody handbag from Oscar de la Renta black wool with white knotted dots and Maxmara black/beige chevron wool blend.

Ai Weiwei x Alcatraz

Pronounced “eye way-way”, Ai Weiwei had an @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit.  Two facts: Alcatraz is a national historic park and Weiwei is an activist who is not permitted to travel out of China.

So, how did he get his “Soul cooker” sculpture here? Deconstructing, shipping to Alcatraz island, and reconstructing with a strong team.  It was an interesting perspective to place it in a hall.   Outside of @Large, some of the original fixtures are artistic in deteriorating prison.

The Alcatraz and @Large volunteers were very helpful and knowledgeable about facts that your audio tour will not tell you.  Never shy away from asking questions, there is a lot more than what meets the eyes.

Soul Cooker

Soul Cooker

Not part of @Large

Not part of @Large

Photo x Max Mann

Photo x Max Mann