Summer Travels: first stop, L.A.
Posted August 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm
by June LeBell« back to blog main page
Leaving very, very early in the morning for Los Angeles and looking forward to great food, great family and — in L.A. — no music. But, there are times that family is better than festivals.
I feel like the 14-year-old Maria Wirries, taking off on a big trip with lots of exclamation marks and excitement and high hopes for fun. Can I be 68 years old and still feel the same way? Sure. I remember my mother at 75 saying she still felt, inside, like she was 35. Me, too. And I’m seven years younger. Does that make me 28? They should give us a course in high school about aging. Too late for that now.
Had an amazing farewell dinner tonight at Darwin’s on Fourth with our three favorite dishes there: lettuce-wrapped shrimp (like a South American version of a Korean dish); pork tacos (a positively yummy bunch of chopped pork and spices served over two soft tacos); and Jalea Andina (crispy sampler of fresh seasonal fish, octopus and shrimp topped with criolla salsa, fried yucca and lime sweet chili — one of the best things we've ever tasted!) Ed and I shared everything and used chopsticks, which makes everything easier to eat. It’s like an amazing combination of South American/Asian food. Talk about fusion!
We’re looking forward to great food of every kind in L.A. And, then, we have reservations in several of Santa Fe, N.M.’s best restaurants … not to mention two operas: “King Roger” and “Maometto — II,” a chamber concert featuring New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert and a concert of opera arias and duets with the amazing Susan Graham and Friends. Oh, and a special brunch we're doing with members of the Sarasota Orchestra who are also playing in the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. More as we get there. Pictures, too.
Currently 0 Responses
PHOTO GALLERY: Designing Women Boutique Salon Series Luncheon
Designing Women Boutique Ambassador's Guild held a luncheon in its Salon Series Thursday, Aug. 28, at Designing Women Boutique.
Lido condo sells for $3.7 million list price
Unit 1102 at the Ritz-Carlton-managed Beach Residences sold Tuesday for $3.7 million.
Humane Society searches for pet models
The Humane Society of Sarasota County will be accepting entries for its 3rd annual “The Real HousePets of Sarasota County” Pet Calendar and Photo Contest. The winner will be featured on the cover of the 2015 calendar and each of the top 12 finalists will be showcased as a pet of the month.
Road privatization effort gains traction
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club communities seek to have more security and complete control over their streets and gates.
29 Basic Obedience 1 - K9 Training Course
30 Laughter Yoga Leader Certification Training
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
30 Fresh Market on Main
1 Urbanfit Round 3
6:00 am - 7:00 am