Wanderings – Ithaca

Countryside

Countryside

Earlier this summer we spent about 36 hours in Ithaca, New York for the wedding of some dear friends.  It was our fourth wedding in six weeks and deadlines at work kept us from taking any extra time to explore the area.  Still, in a few short hours the area got under my skin.  The hills and the gorges and the misty winding roads, and oh my god, the cheese.  I’ve thought about it constantly since and am already plotting to rent a house there next year for our summer getaway.

Ithaca Falls

Ithaca Falls

Darling Dots Dress

Ithaca Falls

Darling Dots dress – Madewell / Ring – Satomi Kawakita / Jet Set tote – Michael Kors / Sunglasses – no name cheapies I snagged at Ron Jon’s in Florida

Wedding shoes

Wedding shoes

Married lady at brunch

Married lady at brunch

Brunch in a barn

Brunch in a barn

Barn

Barn

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And her heart is full and hollow

Stucco Stripe Songbird Dress

Stucco Stripe Songbird Dress

Enjoying a few days at home before heading to California for a couple of weeks. This dress is from Madewell.

Wanderings – Detroit

Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station

Detroit has always been a favorite city of mine.  Such a striking juxtaposition of splendor and decay.  I used to drive around for hours taking pictures and was glad to have a chance to wander around on this most recent trip.  So much is already changing.  These photos are a mixture of old and new.

Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre

Book Tower

Book Tower

Nature retaking architecture

Nature retaking architecture

Appliances, radios, watch repairs

Appliances, radios, watch repairs

Penobscot building

Penobscot building

Such a beauty

Such a beauty

Escapes

Escapes

Shuttered

Shuttered

Chained up shop

Chained up shop

Western Michigan

Lake house

Lake house

For the long weekend in Michigan, we rented a cabin in the western part of the state with good friends. Perfect weather and long golden days spent boating on our little lake, building campfires, and cooking together.  On the last day, we stopped at the beach in South Haven and swam in the chilly waters till we were past numbness and ate giant ice cream cones from our friend’s childhood haunt.

Jumping off the dock

Jumping off the dock

Lounging on the dock

Lounging on the dock

Our rowboat for the weekend

Our rowboat for the weekend

Lazy puzzle time

Lazy puzzle time

Spiderwebs and clouds in the water

Spiderwebs and clouds in the water

Stripey shirts and cut offs at the water's edge

Stripey shirts and cut offs at the water’s edge

Boat tunnel to the bigger lake. Full of spiders.

Boat tunnel to the bigger lake. Full of spiders.

Brave lady taking on the spider tunnel

Brave lady taking on the spider tunnel

Getting the fire pit going

Getting the fire pit going

Beach at South Haven, Lake Michigan

Beach at South Haven, Lake Michigan

Sunset on the dock

Sunset on the dock

Blueberry Plum Upside-Down Cake

Blueberries and Plums

Blueberries and Plums

Summer fruits seem to be peaking.  Peaches are heaven right now and blueberries are just about gone.  I’m wishing for another slice of this blueberry plum upside down cake.  I’m more of a savory person, than sweet tooth, so desserts that go easy on sugar are just right for me.  I believe this recipe came from Martha Stewart.

Fruit in the Springform pan, pre-batter

Fruit in the Springform pan, pre-batter

Blueberry plum upside-down cake

Blueberry plum upside-down cake

Wanderings – Ann Arbor

Scatter picking blueberries

Scatter picking blueberries

As a child in the southwest, I never understood why people loved summer until I moved to Ann Arbor in my mid-twenties. Long golden days and cool nights, littered with fireflies, ice cream and more flowers than I’d ever seen.  I’d never really believed in the summers I read about in Anne of Green Gables; Ann Arbor made me understand.

In need of a summer getaway, the Mister and I spent the better part of last week there visiting with old friends, picking blueberries, and eating more than our fair share of ice cream.

Friends at the Cakery, not Bakery

Friends at the Cakery, not Bakery

Sparrow Market

Sparrow Market

Washtenaw Dairy ice cream counter

Washtenaw Dairy ice cream counter

My former roommate, Bill, the Washtenaw Dairy donut baker

My former roommate, Bill, the Washtenaw Dairy donut baker

Cheese counter at Zingerman's Deli http://www.zingermansdeli.com/

Cheese counter at Zingerman’s Deli http://www.zingermansdeli.com/

Blueberry haul

Blueberry haul

Joel, The Lunch Room, http://thelunchrooma2.tumblr.com/

Joel, The Lunch Room, http://thelunchrooma2.tumblr.com/

Washtenaw Dairy

Washtenaw Dairy

Hello.

Farmer's Market Fare

Farmer’s Market Fare

Safe at home or on the road, stories are better told over wine and food. Welcome.

Picada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Picada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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