Service

Friday, April 25, 2014

VW Beetle

I’d drive that Beetle. My head might stick out over the windshield, but I’d drive it.

In other news, I got my car serviced.

 

Jim & Elise

Jim & Elise

The best thing I can think to offer friends fresh from a long haul on the road is comfortable seating.

Skywalk

Thursday, April 24, 2014

skywalk

I remember going downtown as a kid and being excited to traverse on the Skywalk system connecting buildings. Sure it’s just a covered elevated sidewalk, but it afforded good views of the streets. There aren’t many spans left as approaches to urban life shifted, which according to this article is likely best: The story behind Cincinnati’s slowly disappearing skywalk system

skywalk

skywalk

Views from the Skywalk:

skywalk

skywalk

A few bonus shots from the Mercantile Building.

mercantile-bldg

These last two photos are similar, but I like ‘em for different reasons.

mercantile-bldg

Man and tree

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Man and tree

Dogwood

Basic geometry

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

foam shapes

Portraits by Reid

Monday, April 21, 2014

Art by Reid Baty

When I opened the package, I couldn’t contain a “Whoa!” (Actually it was a Whoooooooooooooooaaaaaaaa.)

What an awesome delivery.

These portraits of me and my cat Edie from Reid Baty are phenomenal. I super dig everything about ‘em… The color palette, print job, texture and likenesses. They’re just downright delightful and I couldn’t be a luckier guy to know talented folks like Reid.

Easter setting

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter

Spent the holiday piling this plate full of good food at my mom’s house with Robert and Eric.

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Cocktails & Courses

Saturday, April 19, 2014

0419-menu

File under Great Joys in Life: Sharing a table with fine folks and a meal made by my friend Dan Mess paired with drinks by Julie (of Wine Me Dine Me Cincinnati). I’m glad I have these photos to replay every course in my mind.

0419-01-appetizer

1) Chardonnay Spiced Chicken Liver Mousse with Savory Shortbread & Candied Rhubarb with Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade with Watershed Gin 

0419-02-soup

2) Root Vegetable Vichyssoise with Crisped Mushrooms, Fried Shallots, & Blood Orange Oil with Five-Spice Sour: Russell’s Rye, 5 Spice Syrup, Orange 

0419-03-saladb

3) Arugula with Pickled Plums, Basil, Pistachios, & Rice Wine Vinaigrette with Riesling 

0419-04-entree

4) Five Spice Lamb Shanks with Maple Miso Beets & Garlic Beet Greens with Maple Brandy Old Old fashioned: Calvados, Jerry Thomas Bitters, Maple syrup, Meyer Lemon

0419-05-dessert

5) Cinnamon Tea Creme Caramels with Chocolate Gingersnaps, Blackberries, & Ginger Whipped Cream with Champagne Cocktail, Redefined: Ginger Syrup, Champagne, Orange Bitters.

England Idlewild

Friday, April 18, 2014

(insert trails)

My inaugural ride around some of the trails at England Idlewild in Burlington, Kentucky. Worth the haul.

In other notable news of the day, Edie enjoys the inkjet printer

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