Tag: beach

A Fond Farewell to Summer: Turns of the Season

A Fond Farewell to Summer: Turns of the Season

The Farmers Markets end.  I eat dinner in my classroom on Back to School night. (Kiku Sushi) Things get organized into colorful bins… …and I spray paint other things. The sunset grows more potent, weeping for the fall of its crown. (Long Beach, New York) […]

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

Unlabor Days are Over: Last Cabana Days

So what if it was cold and overcast? The last weekend before the new school year is time to hit the cabana and hold on tight.  That means eats, too.  Cous cous salad with kale, basil and tomatoes from the garden. The last of the […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

Scenes from A Long Island Staycation

Scenes from A Long Island Staycation

Typically the weather during my mid-winter school break, the week of Presidents’ day, is poor. The usual snow chances have me avoiding travel and “hunkering down” at home in hibernation mode, perhaps planning Spring and Summer adventures. This year, however, had me stricken with early onset Spring […]

Asbury Park

Asbury Park

When the seductive sun returns and undresses you, leaving the Southern hemisphere on the sly and randomly, you make an occasion of it. It was Spring in February! We had the plan to head to the Jersey Shore off-season for lunch before this forecast. Partly because […]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

The Canon G9X reminds me of my grandfather’s old camera, especially in this nifty case. It’s a great camera, but there’s no viewfinder… which kind of kills the whole nostalgic feel of it.  But it sure takes a pretty picture. Another go at the Sprinkles […]

<i>In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea</i> photoshoot

In the Aeroplane, Over the Sea photoshoot

The postcard that inspired the album’s artwork The album’s artwork The dress I embroidered with gold trim and stars many moons ago, along with other supplies I was so excited that the shoot was finally happening, I snapped a picture of my leg driving to […]

Summer Outtakes

Summer Outtakes

Without the Empire Pass this year, I am not getting to the beach as often as last year. I am stealing the EZ-pass to go, however. This was some mushroom. I wanted to buy it and sit on it with a hookah.  The butterfly bush […]

Day 3: The Best of Central Florida

Day 3: The Best of Central Florida

Brunch is a “thing.” It’s different than other meals. Maybe because it’s like two of them. Stakes are higher. Like a bad brunch is doubly bad, a great brunch can make the day. Brunch at Daya, an all-vegan restaurant in the pretty Winter Park downtown, […]

So Purdy.

So Purdy.

The ocean next door. Without Pickle Shack, M.O.B. will have to do. Ground’s jewels. Complete protein. Roasted vegetable aftermath art. Happy cupcakes. Manmade on majesty. “Even if you’re on the right track…”

Summer Delights & Sites

Summer Delights & Sites

The coconut oil tells me it’s sweltering out… So happy to report on vegan soft serve in Freeport! Sunrise Vitamin and Health has Tofutti soft serve. Tofutti was been around since my early vegan days in the 90’s. I remember feasting on their now-discontinued Chipwich-like ice […]

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Summer, Wrapped in Rice Paper With Pickled Veggies

Another beach day, but this time: a bright blue sky and glorious sun. Summer Sistas! After, a late lunch of summer eats–Vietnamese in Farmingdale, The Rolling Spring Roll. It was such a delight to find a high quality, authentic Vietnamese options on Long Island. It […]

NYC Exploration: Dead Horse Bay Beach

NYC Exploration: Dead Horse Bay Beach

Despite the rampant loss of character New York City has been undergoing for decades now, there are still lightly treaded, special places in the corners and underneath the rocks–or in this case, underneath a layer of broken glass. Dead Horse Beach–part of Floyd Bennett Field, […]

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

Philly Eats Via Jersey Shore

In my quest of reporting vegan eats near and far, I have grown quite adept at planning trips with maximum “umph.” To follow, my most recent excursion to Philadelphia by way of the Jersey Shore, two destinations with thriving vegan options. In the interest of […]

Asbury Park, Vegan Style

Asbury Park, Vegan Style

The reach of vegan keeps extending… and I am thankful for these opportunities of discovery and… sustenance. My latest discovery, Goldie’s in Asbury Park, is an all-vegan and all-respectful-of-food eatery on the renovated Cookman Avenue in downtown in the Jersey Shore destination of Asbury Park. […]

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Holding On to Summer (Photo Release)

Though I am knee-deep in planning for September, I am holding on tight to the Summer. In the backyard, Black-eyed Susans attract the bees… and other bugs who take nibbles.  “She will feed you tomatoes and radio wires.” The garden is looking a bit chaotic. […]

Beach Day

Beach Day

I have lived 15 minutes from Jones Beach State Park for most of my life. Now I live 10 minutes from it. I visited today, christening my Empire Passport finally, to check out the newly added food option, Smorgasbar from the Brooklyn Flea folks.  The Smorgasbar has a […]

Midwest Vegan, Day 2 {pictures}

Midwest Vegan, Day 2 {pictures}

The Art Deco Ambassador Hotel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Mexican chocolate cake from Outpost Natural Foods (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Lake Michigan at Bradford Beach. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Vegan dairy options at Babe’s Ice Cream. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Monty’s Blue Plate Diner‘s vegan menu. (Madison, Wisconsin) Heathen Vegan Shoplifter’s Delight open-faced sandwich. Portobellos, […]

March of the Mermaids

March of the Mermaids

There is nothing that says summer more loudly, perhaps brashly, than Coney Island in Brooklyn. And on the first day of Summer, the day of the annual Mermaid Parade, a merfriend and I took the streets to join the masses of scantily-clad seamen and women, including […]

Weekends mean…

Weekends mean…

Quality time with the cats… after they had quality time in the basement by the saw. All-you-can-eat Indian lunches, in a strip mall. The day-after cupcakes for breakfast. Visits to a jaggedy smile-like skyline. A lounge in the sun inside. [A shaven Fluffster recouping from […]

Day 14 in Deutschland, The Baltic and Berlin

Day 14 in Deutschland, The Baltic and Berlin

And done! After a 2-week whirlwind of travel, I am now resting my behind on the couch, adjusting my clock back to the Eastern timezone. Here are the highlights of my last day in Germany.  I really wanted to see the Baltic Sea before heading […]

Goodbye, 2012

Goodbye, 2012

Original Post: August 2011 _________________________________________ When I spoke of my childhood memories of the Jersey Shore I was remembering our visits to Seaside Heights, an amusement-filled length of boardwalk that stretches into the Atlantic ocean. I hadn’t been there since I was a little girl and […]