August 1st, 2012
We spent a fun Sunday afternoon at Boston’s SOWA Open Market. SOWA — “south of Washington Avenue” — is a trendy,rejuvenated Boston neighborhood that is home to lofts, galleries, and boutiques. (Note: the square photos in this post were shot with iPhone’s Hipstamatic app which can make atypical, but fun shots.)
May 11th, 2010
Blueberry Hill – sign outside club
Chuck Berry, rock and roll legend also known as “The Father of Rock and Roll”, was born in St. Louis and still lives in a suburb of St. Louis today. He and the St. Louis landmark restaurant and music club, Blueberry Hill, have a strong connection going [...]
February 16th, 2010
Paris – we visited Paris a few summers ago. It was like a surreal dream, ancient mingling with avant-garde, beauty everywhere. Some of my favorite memories are from that visit, and included a very special evening in which we visited my French penpal and her family and had dinner at her house.
When you go [...]
May 21st, 2009
Price Tower is the tallest actualized skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. (He designed one other vertical structure, the S.C. Johnson Wax Research Tower.) You will find it in the seemingly unlikely town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. However, a little digging into the history of Bartlesville shows that Bartlesville was a town that developed [...]
March 12th, 2009
My husband’s parents are now living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (a Tulsa suburb). When we visited in December, my father-in-law suggested visiting Woolaroc in Bartlesville – about an hour’s drive north.
Woolaroc was the weekend retreat of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum. It sits on the outskirts of Bartlesville, [...]