Posted on March 7, 2014
This past week, I attended a jazz concert to kick off fundraising efforts for the Central Bucks West Jazz Ensemble to purchase a Seaboard Grand. This is a new instrument and Central Buck will be the first High School in the world to have this new instrument. There were four jazz bands that performed: Central Bucks West Jazz Ensemble, Council Rock North Jazz Ensemble, Jazz for Nothin’ and Triage. I love community supporting Community.
Ooka is a local restaurant and they have created a special roll to help support fundraising. It will be available at all three locations from March 24th to April 30th and the proceeds will go to the CB West Music Department. It has shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, masago, oshinko, soy paper, and balsamic pomegranate reduction. I love sushi and am excited to support them.
Jazz for Nothin’
Council Rock North Jazz Ensemble
Central Buck West Jazz Ensemble
Posted on February 23, 2014
Our destination for our walk up the steep hill was Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. We made it and it was worth the trek! It was beautiful and glad we were able to see this amazing Basilica. This is my favorite Notre Dame that we have seen. The Basilica was built between 1872 and 1884. It was breathtaking and the views of Lyon were gorgeous.
Posted on February 22, 2014
Posted on February 18, 2014
During lunch, we looked at the map of Lyon and decided to visit Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. It overlooks the city and sits on top of the hill. We started out confident in the walk, then realized it was quite the trek up the steep hill. In a future blog you will see the tram that we missed and could have taken up to Notre-Dame. All of us trekking up to the church makes for a good story! It did give me the opportunity to take some great pictures.
Posted on February 17, 2014
Posted on February 16, 2014
We had a great day in Geneva. We found things to do even though the stores were closed on Sunday. After a great fondue lunch, which I can’t believe I have NO pictures of, we went to Swissotel. They have a relaxing bar called the Mirror Bar. While we were there we enjoyed some Swiss Pinot Noir. We discussed what to do next and spoke to the concierge about some options. A Lake Geneva Cruise was the final decision. My friends know that I am not a big fan of boat cruises, but this was a great way to see the lake and it was only a couple of hours. I like boats, just don’t like to feel trapped and I have a couple of bad boat cruise experiences. The sky and clouds were awesome and so dramatic, which I loved for the pictures. How great would it be to have a house in Geneva on the lake! Time to add that to the dreams list.
Posted on February 15, 2014
This week in Doylestown, we got quite the snow storm. We had about a foot of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Then it turned into sleet/freezing rain and then we had lull in the storm for a few hours. Around seven pm we the storm started again with “thunder-snow” and more snow. I don’t know the final totals, but it was a lot! Doylestown did a great job in getting the streets clean and towed cars to allow for them to get parking back in order.
I went out for a walk with two of my friends when they walked their dogs. Enjoy my photos!
Posted on February 13, 2014
WOW!!!! For those of you that follow my blog, you know I am a foodie and Doylestown has a well-kept secret. Justin McClain is the chef at the Standard Club in Doylestown and I am letting the secret out of the bag. He is amazing and you can tell he has a passion for cooking. As you know, I love when people are following their passion. It shows in his love for the food and your experience eating his creations.
Last night a group of friends went to dinner at the Standard Club. On Wednesday nights they do a chef’s table (tasting menu) and WOW!!! Justin hit a home run with everyone! I am gluten-free and my friend Jenny is a vegetarian. According to Jenny, “Best Vegetarian Meal EVER!” He made tofu scallops for Jenny. We had about 7 different tastings. You will see more pics, because I did take pics of Jenny’s vegetarian creations. The layers of tastes that Justin used were amazing. As I am looking at these pictures, I want to go back right now. Can’t wait to do the Chef’s table again!
Bucks Happening is running a contest for best chef: Click here and VOTE FOR JUSTIN!! Thank you for your help!
Posted on February 11, 2014
After touring the archeology site under Cathedral Saint-Pierre, we visited the Cathedral. It was a beautiful church with so much history. I LOVE the churches in Europe, I find them very peaceful.