Although we had an almost unbearable three day heat-and-humidity wave just last week, this morning the air is crisp and the breeze is cool. Fall is my favorite season, but this year I’m hard-pressed to say goodbye to summer. It could be because this summer was full of travels, good food, and more importantly, people I love.
So take a moment with me to say a final farewell to summer, as I subject you to a photo journal of my summer travels.
Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA:
I was obsessed with these bronze sculptures placed throughout the property. Especially this pig:
New Jersey Adventures with Jules:
Locally-raised pork chops, locally-grown potatoes with Peppermeister’s own hot peppers.
(These were the best pork chops I’ve ever had.)
Counting Crows in Atlantic City:
A completely natural pose on the museum steps
My favorite Van Gogh. Doesn’t it make you want to take a long, cozy nap or just cry?
In the Delawhizzle (translation: In Delaware):
Domaine Hudson in Wilmington for a birthday dinner
This couscous tasted JUST like Stove Top stuffing, in the best way possible.
What? You think my costume requires an explanation?
Chicago (my kind of town):
Spare ribs at Sunda. Thank you, Food and Wine Hedonist, for the recommendation.
U.S. Open, Queens, NY:
Of course the U.S. Open offers local, grass-fed, GMO-free concession products. It’s classy like that. (I spent about $365 on water alone that day – Evian, naturally.)
I still own a 1994 Andre Agassi calendar. I prefer the long-haired (and high) Andre.
The Williams sisters, killing it (loudly) in women’s doubles.
All across New England:
Farewell, Summer. Thank you for being so full of beauty, warm sun, cocktails, and inspiring food. Until we meet again. . .