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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Future

I-Green Power.
Clean energy, clean living environment.
II-Bombs and Bubbles.
Exploding bombs and popping bubbles bringing us back to sensibility.
III-Baby Boomer Biz.
Largest segment of population needs housing, medical care, etc.
IV-Health & Wellness.
An ounce of prevention will keep  those baby boomers younger and healthier.
V-Trading Down.
Downsizing homes and cars. Resales are up.
Due to job market.
Farm to table mentality.
VIII-Life Support.
Cleaning, tutoring, cooking, coaching, test prepping, driving schools, etc.
IX-Texas is so hot right now.
Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio & Austin.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sweet Auburn and Serpa's.....

I recently took a ride down Auburn Avenue.
It's not what it used to be.
I love the Sweet Auburn Farmer's Market. I think it is the best this city has to offer. Gourmet cheese and wine connoisseurs will appreciate this mecca of Epicurean delights.
We dined at Serpa's. Named for Chef Owner Scott Serpa. Exposed brick and the open kitchen worked for the aesthetic quality. The bar area is just right for a pre-dinner drink or a place to meet and mingle. We were served gougeres with our drinks. A very nice touch and not commonly served here in the US. The gougeres were tiny puffed squares with good bite and texture with a smoky bacon flavor that pleased the palate.
I had the Panang scallops for dinner. The trio of scallops were big and beautifully pan seared with a Thai Panang curry cream sauce that was luscious with just the right amount of red chili pepper zing.
There were Chilean wines on the menu that were a good price point and well noted and appreciated. It's good to have great quality and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Nice. 
Go to Serpa's. You will be pleased.
Open Tuesday-Sunday for dinner.
Sunday Brunch 11:00-2:00

Serpa's Restaurant

Friday, November 13, 2009


Although, a goddess of war, Athena gets no pleasure from battle........but rather from settling disputes, and upholding the law by pacific means. She bears no arms in time of peace, and if ever she needs any, will usually borrow a set from Zeus. Her mercy is great............Yet, once engaged in battle, she never loses the day, even against Ares, himself-being better grounded in tactics and strategy than he; and wise captains always approach her for advice.

The Greek Myths 
Robert Graves 1955

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Interesting Elements

Photographs property of TheSkinny-est.

A Grande Dame

My favorite champagne and not just because of it's perfect tiny bubbles.
It is because of the woman behind the name "Grande Dame"-Barb Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin.
A woman raised to be a wife and mother, left as a widow before she was thirty years old with a young child to take care of. She had no training and little experience of the world. Regardless of these events, she took hold of her own destiny and through determination and talent, she transformed a small unknown family wine trade into one of the great champagne houses of the world.
She just refused to compromise.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Music and Photography

Last night's The Atlanta Creative Project's event , "A Night Of Music and Photography", at Studioplex on Auburn Avenue, was a success judging by the number of attendees. The series of 30 portraits presented gave a colorful and somewhat whimsical insight into the artist featured in their very own studio space. Most artists were surrounded by crates of vinyl records and featured their favorite childhood toy(s).  Atlanta DJs played throughout the evening while hors d'oeurves and drinks were served at this interesting collaborative event. Here is a look....
The Atlanta Creatives Project

Monday, November 2, 2009