Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Summer Picnic

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming work out the menu for an upcoming soiree at my house.
Fresh Mango Salsa
Shrimp & Cannelini Beans
Main Course:
Garlic Mojo
Tomato/Corn/Mozzarella Salad
Chocolate Pear Ice Cream
Lemon Mint Frozen Yogurt
Signature Cocktail (something in the ginger/mint/sparkling wine area;although someone is bringing the liqueur du jour--St. Germain (elderflower))

Monday, July 14, 2008

PJ: The Glass House

The Glass House: Part 1
It was like getting a birthday wish. Waiting for cake, presents and getting what you want that day.
Recently I got that wish. I got to spend time at Philip Johnson's Glass House. Firstly, Glass House is kind of a misnomer since it's more than the Glass House you get to see. The Glass House is meant to encompass the other structures on the premises.
I have always wanted to go, alas, I did not know Mr. Johnson personally so the chances of getting an invite were slim to none.
What you see in the photo is the Visitors Guide. It is a set of postcards with descriptions on the back and even one that has space for sketching. The Glass House Visitors Center (GHVC) is right across the street from the New Canaan Metro North Railroad Station. The GHVC has many videos on a continuing loop and a selection of books to purchase. If you are a fan of Moleskine notebooks, there is a special "The Glass House" edition which you can purchase there or online (around $25.00)
The Glass House is about a five minute van ride away. It is best to schedule an end of day tour as that one allows you time to photograph. Only the end of day tours allow photographs. The 3:30 tour has only 8 people so it is a nice small group and the woman who led our tour was very knowledgeable.
I will be writing about The Glass House in stages. Lots of photographs to show.