Monthly Archives: June 2012

big shoes to fill.

“She refuted all by herself the fear that powerful women repel men, that funny girls go home to their cats, that having it all means enjoying it alone.”

No one else like Nora Ephron. Great post-obituary New York Times tribute today.

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a little lichtenstein.

The Art Institute of Chicago has a Roy Lichtenstein retrospective right now that I was lucky enough to see last weekend. Loved it. Who knew that Lichtenstein did landscapes? And fan-tas-tic ones at that? Also took in some still life work that appealed to me so much more than I was expecting it to — nice surprise. Think calling ol’ Roy the ‘pop art guy’ is an understatement.

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[sources: Seascape II 1964, Seascape 1965Still Life with Goldfish Bowl and Painting of a Golf Ball 1972]

fresh and delicious.

Sunday morning at the Dupont farmer’s market is a great lazy weekend-in-DC experience. I also love Eastern Market over on Capitol Hill, but that’s for another day. This is one of the especially good times of year to hit the market because SO much is available and it’s not ungodly hot so people actually want to be outside.

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I’ve been going to the stand shilling the buckets of greens for years now — and thanks to this year’s failed grow-kale-and-arugula-in-a-pot experiment that I tried, they can rest assured that I’ll continue to hit them up going forward.

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On a final note, hydrangeas always make me think of Cape Cod. This huge bloom was planted outside my door by the neighbors upstairs. Nice reminder of home to see as I walk in my DC door.

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rockwell kent: coast to coast.

One of my favorite pieces of art has long been the ceiling of the Cape Cinema in Dennis, MA. The theater harkens back to another era and the Rockwell Kent mural arching from wall to wall is a special feat.

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To my surprise, I recently found another Rockwell Kent to love at the de Young Museum in San Francisco: Afternoon on the Sea, Monhegan

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[sources: Cape Cod Times, Lucy Vivante]