Saturday, September 29, 2012

Strut Your Mutt

Today was the Strut Your Mutt charity dog walk at Riverside Park, to benefit homeless pets. The event was a great success, with over 400 participants and over $30,000 raised to support homeless pets.

 The PGA TOUR's Mutts Who Putt team

Chandler took great care of Stella so I could take a few pix.

Stella had a BLAST & passed out as soon as we got home!

The PGA TOUR's Mutts Who Putt team raised $1000 for the event. It was the highest total for a corporate group & it earned us the Golden Biscuit Award.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yippee ... the couches have arrived!

After 4 long months of waiting, my Ekornes furniture finally arrived from Norway. I got the Stressless Arion Highback couch & loveseat as well as a double ottoman. I spent a lot of time sitting on everything at European Leather Gallery before I ordered.

I think Stella approves!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

JAX Beach Grafitti

Stella & I were out shopping when we drove past this awesome shark graffiti on the side of a tattoo parlor. Of course I had to pull over to shoot some pix.

Can you find Snoopy in this peeling paint?

 I LOVE graffiti!

Friday, September 21, 2012

iPhone 5 WooHoo!!!

Tracie & I got to the Apple Store in St John's Town Center around 4am. We were number 51 & 52 in line. We had a great time!

The guy behind us in line was wearing this t-shirt.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Super Food Truck at Work

Today the Super Food Truck came to HQ. Jennifer & I went to have lunch. We shared a bunch of things on the menu.

Mac & Cheese Balls

Pulled Pork Quesadilla with Mexican cheese, honey lime slaw, guacamole & sour cream.

Chicken Bahn Mi ... marinated chicken with cucumber-carrot-daikon-hoisin slaw & cilantro aiolo on a fresh baguette.

Fried Cheesecake on a stick with raspberry sauce. This definitely put us over the edge.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Best Stick Ever!

Grandma brought Stella a huge delicious stick, all the way from New York. I don't think Stella will ever be able to eat a Florida stick again.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sleepaway Camp

Stella was at Pet Paradise for the past 8 days while I was in NY. It's truly a luxury resort for your best friend. Stella had a 2-room suite with a view of the dog bone shaped pool.

I got to watch her on the poolside webcam while I was gone.

When I picked her up, I didn't get much of a greeting. I was so bummed. I thought she was upset with me for sending her to camp. Since it was around 1am, they had to wake her up. She was in a sleep induced stupor. She passed out in the car & on my bed as soon as we got home. In the morning, I found this nice card with a handwritten note & pix of Stella having a blast. She had so much fun at sleepaway camp!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


There was a beautiful sunset on the way to the airport.

When I got to JFK I walked down to the beginning of the departure ramp to shoot this photo with my iPhone. It's definitely one of my all-time favs!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Melissa at Joe's Pub

Amy won a pair of tickets to the Melissa Etheridge concert at Joe's Pub in NYC. Her new album debuted today & this was a special show to play some new songs. Melissa gave away 50 pairs of tickets. Amy & Howie are REALLY lucky! Earlier this year, Howie won tickets to Bruce Springsteen at the Apollo Theater.

Awesome show! It was amazing seeing a concert in such a small venue.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day Diving

I went to visit Stella's brother Bailey at Amy & Howie's house. I really wanted to take some pix of Bailey diving.

He even went off the diving board ...

... & once landed on Amy!

Doin' the doggie paddle.

Bailey had a blast but was totally exhausted.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Beth & Sam's Wedding

Tonight Beth & Sam got married at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. It was a beautiful wedding!

The menu ...

Mushroom Trio Appetizer
Demi-Tasse of Wild Mushroom Bisque En Croute 
Balsamic Flavored Grilled Portabello Mushroom
Mushroom Crepe Presented Over Baby Arugula 
Bouquet of Mache & Current Tomatoes, Herb Vinaigrette.

Lemon Sorbet Intermezzo

Herb Crusted Chateaubriand With Merlot Reduction ... one of two entrees
Phyllo Beggars Purse of Truffled Mashed Potatoes Laced With Chives & Sweet Garlic
Bundled Asparagus, Sweet Baby Roasted Peppers

There were a gazillion desserts from the wedding cake, to a Bananas Foster bar, a fresh fruit bar & a ton of others including so many with dark chocolate (my weakness & the only kind of chocolate I'll eat).

This was one of the two desserts served at the table ... Chocolate Marquise
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Crème Brulee

Raspberry Terrine
Crunched Malted Meringues Enrobed in Bitter French Chocolate
Raspberry Brulee & Raspberry Cream

Part of the 16-piece band

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Catalina with Family

It was a beautiful day for a family get together at Catalina. We're in town for tomorrow's wedding

Rusty umbrella stand.

Looking thru a concrete lattice wall on the roof of Oceanview.

This is one of 12 remaining original concrete lattice walls. Most of them have been replaced by painted wood panels with the same pattern. :-(

Love the original stainless walls in the retro cafeteria.

As always, a bunch of us took a walk down to the jetty.

The sun goes down at our cabana.

Sunset at the pool.