A series of posts about our first days in America, how we came here and what happened next.
On the day we landed in America...
On the menu today: Baghrir - crepes with a thousand wholes - Moroccan delight What are you having?
I LOVE starting new traditions and I take almost any reason to do it. Pancake Week is no exception. Couple years ago I started a tradition of eating pancakes out somewhere. Last year the gathering was a little disaster and not because the pancakes were bad - they were delicious! - but because Little Love… Continue reading Pancake Week 2017, Day 2
Hello-Hello! Welcome to Pancake Week 2017! Because I have a not-so-secret addiction to pancakes, everyone who I can get my hands on during this week shall eat pancakes! Maslenitsa - aka the Pancake Week / Butter Week / Crepe Week - is a folk and religious holiday for the Orthodox Christians, celebrated during the last… Continue reading Pancake Week 2017, Day 1
We have discovered where winter wonderland comes from! It's from a tiny mountain village of Idyllwild in Southern California. For us, it is undoubtedly one of the most significant discoveries of 2017. The place is exactly what is sounds like - Idyllwild. Say it. Taste it. Feel the tremble of expectation, the urge of discovery rising… Continue reading Where Winter Wonderland Comes From
Is it only me or the slogan "So they can be hungry for more" in an add to help fight child hunger is utterly, unacceptably, enragengly wrong?! This is an add campaign in my local Albertson's (a grocery store). This poster is on every check-out stand, just above eye level, passed by dozens and dozens… Continue reading This is Wrong – on Many Levels!
Last night I promised to share pictures of the visitors of the Fair that caught my eye. I have made the same promise to the good people who were kind to let me take their photos. Last year it were the ladies who shone for me - such taste, such creativity, so much… Continue reading Hidden Jems at Las Vegas Renaissance Fair 2016
Disclosure: I have to warn you upfront that this post is by no means an exhaustive account of the Age of Chivalry 2016. The festival lasts three days, Friday through Sunday, from 10am to 10pm. There are more than 40 guilds and troupes, over 60 craft vendors, up to 20 stages for performers. I attended… Continue reading Las Vegas Renaissance Fair 2016
Age of Chivalry 2016 is working its magic and transforming our dull reality into a Renaissance fairy tale once again. Even if for a weekend, we are given the precious gift of time travel and not just to anywhere, but to the most romantic period in history! Kings and Queens, knights, pirates, Vikings, craftsmen, magicians, exotic… Continue reading Las Vegas Renaissance Fair is Here!