Nice to scratch that off the Bucket List.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
I have a thing for bridges, maybe because living in Portland, we have a lot of them! It was a real treat to take the subway to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and find myself between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. It's an interesting place, one that is undergoing a renaissance of new development.
I always remember this area being the favorite location of crime scenes in shows from the 70's, so it was nice to see that it's an area that's being redeveloped into shops, galleries and fun restaurants. I still think it's a popular destination to film movies and commericals though, after reading about complaint from neighbors who are sick of their lives being disrupted.
I couldn't resist snapping a picture of this hot pink girly bike!
Where Seattle and Portland have Coffee shops, New York seems to have an abundance of good bakeries!
We stumbled upon this colorful bakery called One Girl Cookies, where they have miniature cookies that are a work of art! We bought 5 for $10 and I'd like to say that I took a photo, but we enjoyed them on our way back to midtown. It was such a windy day, I felt like I was going to be blown into the East River!
Friday, February 17, 2012
There's so many interesting things to see in the lobby of this great hotel. it was worth the $30 sandwich to have lunch there!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
These little tartlets were amazing!
It must be no accident that red is the color for February, when you need a major pick me up! Red tulips and heather are such a great combination!
Dear daughter took a break for studying to join us. She's starting to write for a Lifestyles Blog that incorporates food and wine, so it was perfect!
At the Torii Mor Winery, we found this unusual display of wine barrels, and some great reds.
The views are so spectacular. They reminded me of Ireland.
Wine ageing in oak barrels.
What more chocolate? We couldn't resist buying some homemade vanilla, toffee, and ...
of course, Truffles to go with the wonderful Port we found here!
Oregon is the major producer of Hazelnuts, also known as Filberts. There's many orchards like this nestled among the grapevines in Yamhill County.