Saturday, February 25, 2006

Art in Bloom at the Art Museum

was an annual pairing of art and flowers that mutually enhance in color and form. A quite attractive instance of life imitates art. My favorite piece was Noland's Breath. Although it didn't have its own floral arrangement, it was so striking that none was needed :)

Bird's eye view of main floor

Exht 7 Jolly Flatboatmen in Port

Breath, 1959, Ken Noland

Exht 6 Stairway at Auvers

Exht 20 Alpha-Tau

Exht 11 Vase

Exht 12 Daoist Deity

Exht 9 Roosters and Hens

Exht 32 Fisherwomen

Shoe on main floor

Shoe 2 on main floor

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Chocolate Bar on Lafayette Square

As a chocolate lover (you should see my door), I can't believe that I haven't been here before. Other than the 40-minute wait, the CB was divine. There were 6-ft tall table-side torches for dim lighting and every kind of chocolatey martini you can think of. The Bailey's martinis are my favorite. Just for fun, I also recommend checking out their bathrooms -- even if you don't need to go, just make a quick trip to look at the chic red and gold decor.

ching, ching!

posing the chocolate cake

head of the table

why do i have 2 watches on? hmm... let's make this multiple choice.
a) i collect watches
b) i have trouble reading analog watches
c) one of them does not work
d) everyone else is doing it

smoking a chocolate roll

my door, half covered in chocolate wrappers, all of which contained chocolate that i personally ate :)