Friday, March 14, 2014

Did Dr Seuss Inspire This Mosaic at Bay Street Station?

Did Dr Seuss Inspire This Mosaic at Bay Street StationAs a child I loved the world of Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss) - those incredbile places and stories that, unknown to us, inspired children of all ages to ask the big moral questions about our place in the world and among others. Okay, as a kid I didn't know they were morality tales, I just liked the stories and the pictures.

Doesn't the green portion of this mosaic remind you of one of those landscapes? Can't you just see one of his characters standing atop the upswung portion?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Red Eye Cafe On Walnut Street Is Perfect For Brunch

Red Eye Cafe - Just Opened Memorial Day Weekend Bleary eyed residents of the Walnut Street area woke this recently  to discover the grand opening of the Red Eye Café. Located diagonally across from Le Salbuen, Red Eye is named after the classic coffee beverage.

A Red Eye Coffee is named for the Red Eye flights from the West Coast. Late night (9 or 10pm) flights out of Los Angeles and San Francisco land in New York at about 5am. Because of the time difference it feels like 2am resulting in red bleary eyes of the travelers. When coffee wasn’t enough to recharge for a day in the Big Apple, travelers took to having a shot of espresso added to their morning coffee. The name was transferred to the beverage and has remained a classic ever since.

Like its namesake drink, the Red Eye Café is steeped in history yet uniquely its own place. Owner Anthony Brinton, who spent more than a decade behind the bar at Montclair's iconic coffee shop, Cafe Eclectic, brings with his familiarity of Montclair’s unique customers plus the chance to add his own spin on the classics making this Walnut Street destination both new and familiar at the same time.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Words I Love : Argyle


adjective : having a diamond-shaped pattern in two or more colors; dates from about 1790–1800; variation of Argyll; so called because original patterned after the tartan of this clan

Lately I have been seeing the potential for adding argyle painted patterns around the house, the first thing that comes to mind are the panels of the side door of the garage. Right now the side of the garage is a sea of mediocrity, an argyle pattern on the individual door panels will no doubt be whimsical, and if its too much, it can always be painted over. But I doubt that will happen.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Starting Each Day In Gratitude : A How To Guide

"At the start of every day, I reflect on the previous day, and sometimes take a look at what's coming up in my planner, so that each day starts with a sense of gratitude."
Write them down! Writing daily gratitudes in a journal, either sentences, words, phrases, whatever works, is a great way to add depth of meaning to them. The gratitdue journal can become a great source of hope during those times when things just are not going as planned.

Find everything, anything, for which to be grateful. On those days that have less pleasant events and experiences, old stand-bys like Oreos and Iced Tea serve as great reminders of those things for which we can be grateful.

Find it, anything, start out each morning in a state of being grateful, and the blessings will follow through the day.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Checking Out The Vegetarian Menu At Escape Montclair

Escape Montclair ~ Check Out The Vegetarian Menu


Haven't been to Escape Montclair yet?

Opened in May 2012, Chef Bryan Gregg's Farm to Table restaurant in Montclair NJ quickly became a favorite of foodies and Devil Gourmet.

With locally grown fruits and vegetables driving the menu, it only made sense for Chef Bryan Gregg to include unique Vegetarian Menu alongside the omnivorious lunch and dinner menus.

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