Coast-to-Coast

I’m sitting in a glass room on Pacific Coast Highway with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.  Before we get to why I’m in this setting I have to go back to Friday.  The weekend began with another trip to South Carolina; Columbia this time. Friday evening we celebrated the birthday day of a…

Progress and Preparation

A trip to Tupelo, MS allows me to share the progress on one project, the beginnings of a second project and a beautiful retail space. You’ve seen some construction shots of the ongoing addition/remodel project. However, this is how the kitchen has looked…up until now. This is the new kitchen with its espresso, enameled, rift…

Charleston Day II

Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. It moved to its present location on Oyster Point in 1680 from a location on the west bank of the Ashley River known as Albemarle Point. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants,…

Charleston Day I

I have to admit I got off the plane and went straight to eat.  I had a list; okay? Charleston history while rich and dramatic pales in comparison to its culinary, art and architecture offerings.  I started at Hominy Grill…highly touted for its Shrimp and Grits. Pardon my culinary confidence but I can do Shrimp…

…end of summer

While I certainly still the feel the heat and humidity of summer on the farm in Mississippi my summer activities ended this weekend in Indianapolis, IN. Again, many have asked where I’ve been and complained about the lack of communication.  I understand why my cousin at Bake or Break  made blogging into a career.  I find…

Scenes of Summer

When last we spoke it was the Fourth of July and we were in East Tennessee.  I can’t believe I’ve been away from you so long. Moreover, I get tired thinking about what I’ve done in between posts. I didn’t realize I was so busy until I was telling a friend why I couldn’t take…

From the Mountains…

American themed songs often mention mountains as in purple mountain majesty and from the mountains to the prairie.  Thus, it’s only fitting to celebrate our nations birthday back in the mountains of East Tennessee…our new second home. The March 30 post Good Friday, Food and Friends gave you a glimpse into why we would make…

This Solitary Life

I know two weeks is too long to be away. I feel certain you have been sitting staring at your monitor the whole time. Now, you have to clear your schedule because this will be the longest post in history. However, you’re about to see my life in a two-week retrospective. I’ll begin with the…

Back to the Real World…

Holiday is always fun and refreshing but getting back to the daily routine often is one step away from depressing. This scenery takes my bio-rhythms to a place that makes the routine a real challenge. Nevertheless, life goes on and I’m very fortunate to have some wonderful opportunities on the docket.    Sunday we had a…

What a Difference a Day Makes!!!

I told you yesterday that today we would compare and contrast Vegas to LA.  So here goes. Here’s a welcome entrance in Las Vegas. And, here’s the LA version. Here’s a visual display in Vegas… And, here’s LA…oh my!!! Yesterday afternoon was spent at The Getty Museum in Brentwood…home of O.J., Reese, Ben, Marilyn and…