Cape Escape

This past weekend my cousin, Ellen, and I decided we needed a quiet little getaway so we headed to the Cape. I booked us at a sweet B&B in Brewster (The Old Manse) that turned out to be as quaint, pretty, quiet, relaxing, etc, as we'd hoped it would be:We fell in love with the place immediately and made ourselves at home (by falling asleep on the couch in the common room 10 minutes after arriving). For dinner we headed to a place that had come highly recommended, the Brewster Fish House. It did not disappoint! The service, the cozy atmosphere, the fresh food... I'd go back in a heartbeat. I didn't get any pictures of the scallops and risotto we ordered but here is a delicious cocktail shot:We went to bed swearing we'd never eat again... until the morning because, oh right, we were staying at a bed & breakfast. And one known for it's amazing breakfasts! Fresh squeezed orange juice, Belgian waffles, and Vermont maple sausage. Yes, please.
We drove around making several retail stops including the Brewster General Store and also Yummy Goods, the sweet gift shop in West Barnstable run by Melissa who also has a cool blog and is friends with some of the artists/crafters I know in Boston:We also made a much anticipated, special trip to the Edward Gorey House. More on that tomorrow!
Ahhhh Cape Cod.

Musical Monday

Today I will be listing a bunch of prints from my Musical Notes series I began last spring. I've played the piano since age 9 and I wanted to portray the intimacy musicians feel with the instruments they play. The photos are sepia-toned close-ups of musical instruments (piano, trumpet, flute, guitar, violin), all taken at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center .

These prints and more are now available in my Etsy shop. All prints come matted and sealed in a plastic sleeve for protection. If you have any questions regarding pricing, available print sizes, etc, please let me know!

Quiet Time at Squam

Last Squam post... while I could go on and on about the lovely kindred spirits that attend Squam every year, one thing I look forward to almost as much as meeting new people is the down time. I love walking in the woods, feeling as far away from the city as possible, the only sounds heard are those found in nature.

Here are some pictures from Squam that reflect that precious solitude I enjoy so much:

For more pics, please visit my Flickr page.