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Month: June 2011

Adventures of the (fake) young liberal elite

Adventures of the (fake) young liberal elite

On Friday night Sam and I went to the (expectedly) disappointing Green Lantern film.  After we got home Sam had a craving.  A craving for what?  Well, see below. I don’t even remember what these are called, but they’re good. Prosciutto (this photo was taken in the middle of adding it) topping off lumps of fresh mozzarella cheese over basil leaves and tomato slices with olive oil and black pepper. So good that Sam decided to make them again (and take the…

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gallery hopping in Venice

gallery hopping in Venice

Last night Sam and I decided to try and see both the C.A.V.E. show and the new Gallery 1988 show in the span of 45 minutes.  I’d never driven down Abbot Kinney Blvd before and it was surprisingly trendy.  How trendy? Well, there was a white Ferrari Enzo parked on the street. Supposedly only 70 Enzos were even sold in US, and this is the first one I’ve seen that wasn’t red. The art at the gallery was okay, but…

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Downtown Art Walk June 2011

Downtown Art Walk June 2011

Traffic was worse than normal for this month’s Art Walk.  This made parking worse – and delayed our start of the walk by at least an hour.  The only possible explanation I can come up with is the E3 convention going on not too far away at the convention center. As usual – the actual amount of art on the walk shrank a little again from last month.  The epicenter of the walk seems to be moving west along spring,…

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Culver City Art Walk

Culver City Art Walk

On Saturday afternoon Sam and I headed to Culver City to check out the Art Walk.  Sam liked this one better than the downtown Art Walk.  I reluctantly have to agree, it was easier to navigate, had better art and wasn’t on a week day. Culver City is becoming a very trendy area, no doubt in part because of the boom in art galleries catering to the New Brow movement.  The area is also a hotbed of young architecture, home…

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NYC Day 6

NYC Day 6

On Wednesday Sam and I had a hearty brunch/lunch of food purchased at Whole Foods the night before and Gelato.  Then we were on our way.  By Wednesday the heat and humidity was so that the two block walk to the subway stop left me sweating like a pig.  We took the subway to Jamaica and the AirTrain to JFK.  The subway ride was terribly cramped even at 2pm on a Wednesday.   Once we were all situated at JFK…

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NYC day 5

NYC day 5

M’s apartment looking north in the morning above, and south below: Day five started off with a visit to the Burger King Whopper Bar just a few blocks north of M’s apartment.  I’d heard about the bar somewhere and wanted to check it out. When we looked at the menu we discovered that if you wanted any ingrediant above what comes on a regular whopper it would cost $1.50 EACH!  These “extra” ingredients were nothing special either (jalapenio peppers, chedder…

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