Thursday, May 13, 2010

I Heart Nashville, Macarons and Art


I had my first macaron today :) 
And my second. 

These came from the Province bakery in Nashville...the "Athens of the South" nicknamed because of the Parthenon replica in my rear view mirror! 


It was wonderful to see the blue skies above the city still drying out from the historic flood waters. 
Although...things change quickly in Tennessee!!! 
Those blue skies got ugly fast and I had my wipers going full speed as we left town. 
I chaperoned a field trip today with my highschool boys. 
First we viewed old masters paintings at the Frist center. 
Then we were invited to put our own brush to the paper...
here is mine :) 


Finally we toured the Chihuly exhibit of blown glass. 
WOW. 
I intend to see the rest of the exhibit at other locations in Nashville (there all summer) at the Cheekwood gardens. 
I SO wanted to take pics today to share with you but they didn't allow it :( 

My friend Cookie would refer to this roadtrip a "cultural experience". 
Cookie can make a visit to the barber a cultural experience...
It is so nice to shake up the routine and do something you normally don't :)
Have you experienced anything new and exciting lately?  

13 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

MACARONS! You found some! Aren't you hooked??? ;)

I'll be doing some cultural chaperoning soon as well... wish they'd let me paint, too!

jojo-caramel said...

Aaah mais ces macarons semblent être délicieux!!!!

I'm happy for you!!! I does look like a wonderful time in Nashville! Lucky you! A shame that you you could'nt take any pictures, i would have love to see! The blown glass Chihuly exhibit is fantastic!!!

Bisous et belle journée :-)

jojo-caramel said...

I meant : it does look... :-)

Cookie said...

Miss Blissity,

It's true about "culture"...I seize it wherever I can find it!

It's a fact that my husband doesn't enjoy doing a lot of the cultural things that I like. So several years ago I took he offered this opportunity, "why don't you find some of your girlfriends and you all go and do cultural stuff."

I took my dear husband's advice and RAN with it! It is amazing the vast number of things my gal pals and I find to do and THEN we CALL it cultural!

My latest foray into the world of culture involved a recent trip to TPAC in Nashville for the O'More College of Design Student Fashion Show. My brushes with celebrities included meeting Zang Toi, one to the very famous couture designer judges, and also Manuel Cuevas, a designer to the country music stars.

I was most proud of my son's girlfriend and her Junior Collection "Outlaw Woman", Couture Viva Las Vegas "Til Sober Do Us Part"!

High fashion is certainly a stretch for this old Cookie, but a good time was had by all!

So, Miss Blissity, your school trip was indeed very cultural. The experience could have only been more heightened by taking me along!

Cookie

The French Bear said...

I am so glad Nashville is drying out, I heard about the GOO getting flooded, how terrible....hopefully everything can be selvaged.
I love art work.......you have a real beautiful touch!!!!
I missed the last few posts, my silly Lupus is acting up and I am suffering, but worse then that my blogger won't let me leave comments it keeps saying error!!!
I hate that!
I love the party you had for Cookie, what wonderful treats and lovely decorations!!!
Fun wasn't it?
What a great friend you are!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

see you there! said...

I think I would have enjoyed every bit of your day. That's a very nice piece of art you created too.

Darla

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

It sounds like a great day...and macaroons always make any day sweeter.

Lea said...

I think I should like to "experience" one of those macaroons. It sounds like you've been a busy girl... and what great memories you made with your boys on the field trip. You're such a good Mom Phyllis.

You've inspired me today to do something NEW. Try something new... ???? Something out of the NORM.*
Have a great day today.... been thinking of you!

She'sSewPretty said...

I've never had a macaron either. We're planning a girls trip to San Francisco soon and we will have to search for macarons. Are they yummy?
Have a wonderful weekend Phyllis!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

found another link for the tissue roses (this is a blog tutorial)...

http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-big-tissue-paper-roses.html

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love them and want one!!!! Sounds like so much fun!!!!!...m...

Mrs. Staggs said...

I keep reading about those cookies. They seem to be quite a hit with everyone. I'm going to have to look for some around our part of the world.

You painted! It turned out so well. Now, you should try it at home. I found it to be very relaxing.

I haven't done anything new and exciting. I'm trying to find my crafting mojo. I seem to have lost it. Everything just looks boring to me.

xo
Lena

Household 6 said...

WOW! You have been BUSY! Chihuly is amazing, isn't he? Oh goodness... you would love his work all over my area. The photo out your side-mirror is brilliant, chicky! And the color of those cookies reminds me of delicious icecream... yum! Miss you!