Life is a voyage.
– Victor Hugo
November met June sometime mid July in Nantes. We went to bed buried under an extra blanket, feet stuck into cozy socks, and awoke to the sun blazing through the kitchen window, the heat oozing in under the door, poking us with his sticky fingers, keeping us awake all night and laughing at our discomfort all day. Voyage à Nantes is in full swing, offering us poetic respite from summer’s prose.
Come along for the ride.
Accompany me on my voyage across my city.
There are many ways to get there.
I grab my camera, lace up the signature pink Chucks and go out to rediscover my city. Nantes is bubbling over with creativity, bristling with ingenuity. Already dotted with objects of art and humor, summers offer a deluge of happenings and visual titillation. Through parks and gardens, up and down streets and roadways, spaces both public and private abound in sculpture and experiments in creativity. One never knows what to expect and stumbles upon surprise after surprise around every corner. Yet, the more Nantes is filled with art, the more one realizes just how artistic everything can be if just given the chance, if looked at and observed at just the right angle, with just the right mind set.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
– Marcel Proust
Provocative. Humorous. Silly. Thoughtful. Inspiring. When no one is looking, the elves come out, playing tricks on our eyes, on our senses, on us. Teasing. Asking us to notice something new, taste something different, become something that we are not.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls.
– Pablo Picasso
Felice Varini at HAB Galerie
Flash Mob Cuisine & Muscadet
Mob Sun & Music
No mob at all.
With Nicolas Bourget of La Raffinerie
My beautiful cousin Andrea passed away after a long, valiant, courageous battle against breast cancer. May she dance and laugh in heaven with my brother Michael.
It is what you make it. It is exactly what you want to see.
Ilva and I muse creatively on Dirt and on Cookbooks on Plated Stories.
Both Life's a Feast and Plated Stories now have their own Facebook fan pages which allows you to stay up to date on each and every post and become part of the community!
I am very happy to say that thanks to my writing about Hook Kids on Fishing, an event created and hosted by the good folks at Anglers For Conservation, a wonderful friend of mine will be making a donation to AFC in the name of her father who recently passed away. I am honored that I am able to connect people in this way.
I hope to share some wonderful news about my work very soon.