Mar 062014
 

One of these cute little princesses is me!
Handmade Matching Dresses Princess Dress My mom loved to make us matching dresses, even though it’s obvious we weren’t twins.

I begged her to teach me to sew too, since computers and other fun things weren’t invented yet.

Fortunately, I never got blood poisoning from the many times my fingers got in the way of the machine’s needles.

Exactly one year ago, I followed my family’s advice and began writing down all the stories of our travels, hobbies and crafts.

So if you picked the mischievous looking one on the right, yes that’s me.

To celebrate this first anniversary and honor my mom’s patient teaching, I want to give a lucky winner this handmade Princess Dress.  It is fully lined, with attached netting for that poufy princess look. Please note that this dress will fit a girl that is a size 4 up to 6.  My beautiful model is a size 6.  For more details, please go to my Etsy site.

Good luck and hope you win this dress for your little princess.
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Jan 252014
 

Robert Redford offered to jump out of a cake, since the Sundance Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary. He claims his idea was shot down.  Too bad!  Although I’m trying not to visualize his 77 year old body popping out of a cake in frosted attire.

The festival began as a low profile venue for small-budget, independent creators from outside the Hollywood system. Sadly, it’s evolved into a media extravaganza for Hollywood celebrity actors and paparazzi.  Luxury lounges are now set up by corporate sponsors affiliated with Sundance.
Sundance Film Festival downtown 2014

The first Utah/US Film Festival featured classic films such as Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Midnight Cowboy. The festival struggled through its first years. Robert Redford lent his name to make the event successful, and thus it became the Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance Film Festival Theater 2014
Robert Redford conducted the annual opening day press conference at the Egyptian Theatre. Fifteen theatres throughout Park City, Salt Lake City and Ogden show the films chosen for this event.

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Merchandise with the 2014 logo appeared to be in abundance at the stores.

Sundance Film Festival Movie Bills 2014
All advertising flyers must be tacked onto these boards. Tickets to the films were similar in cost to your local cinema, but now at $20 are still difficult to get.  Standing outside in a “wait list” line has become the bone chilling norm.

Sundance Film Festival Camera Girl 2014
The word “Park” is non-existent in Park City, since the mining town was built with narrow streets.  A shuttle bus took care of bringing us downtown to join the gawkers.

We were hoping someone famous would be in front of this camera.  Maybe she was waiting to film an accident?

Sundance Film Festival Boots 2014
The Sundance Festival dress code is sometimes called “mountain chic,” which basically means warm and casual.

When there aren’t famous people on the Park City streets to gawk at, what else is there to do?

Window shopping works for me! Especially, when there are too many people inside the stores.

Sadly, times have changed from a restaurant full of movie stars, to their requiring secluded privacy for their safety.

Got any good stories about gawking at famous people?

Enjoy more travels linked to the Travel Photo Mondays.

Aug 232013
 

Anniversary celebrations with my best friend and husband of 50+ years, become more special as the years go by.
Flaming Cinnamon Drink finished La Caille Flaming Drink Flaming Cinnamon Drink Flaming Drink Flaming Drink Taste Test What better way to make it memorable, than on this patio of a beautiful French restaurant.

The La Caille is in a fantasy garden setting located in Sandy, Utah.  There are graceful swans and peacocks roaming through the floral gardens.

After dinner, we ordered a rather spectacular cocktail.

To make this special drink, you need one very brave drink mixer with a winning smile!

He coated the glass with liquid sugar and added a shot of brandy.

With a flourish, he generously coated the sugared glass with freshly grated cinnamon.

The glass with cinnamon and brandy became quite flammable, luckily his sleeve wasn’t.

Please do not attempt this trick at home or anywhere else, for that matter.

While the glass was still flaming, he added some other liquors to the mixture.

After looking greatly relieved to complete this drink, he now had to repeat this amazing feat again for the second drink.

How were our drinks and dinner?  The meal tasted fantastic and the staff made it even more memorable.

Not surprisingly, we’ve never found anyone that will attempt to replicate this special drink for us again.

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do in life, it’s who you have beside you that counts.

Happy anniversary my love, we know the best is yet to come.

Please share a comment about your most memorable dinner or anniversary experience, I’m looking forward to hearing about yours too.

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