Archive for July, 2011

A good friend of Louis’s and now mine, Julien, is now a part of Juris- the group collaboration between him and Marcus Johnson, the ever-so-talented jazz pianist from DC. I had seen him a few times live in Paris, but now that they’ve kicked off Juris – Julien and Marcus are creating a whole new genre of music and spreading it across DC & ses environs at the moment.

Louis and I went down to DC last weekend, and came to find that it is quite precious! (I had been in 5th grade, but that doesn’t even count as a trip as I hadn’t really completely developed my consciousness and hardly remember the main things I did or saw). We went to the Marcus Johnson show at the famous Blues Alley hidden in the quiet streets of Georgetown. Sunny by day with quaint shoppers, but by night the alley cats came out and lined up to see Marcus Johnson rock out on his piano (in addition to the musical stylings of Juris and Alyson Williams).

Here are a few photos to document the weekend getaway:

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Today was filled with gloom and rain… ENFIN. It cooled off the city a little bit. Along with our wandering [and eating] through Bedford & Billyburg we stumbled upon Union Ave….. aka… near Union Pool where there is a Photobooth. Liz and I popped in to enjoy a Red Wine Spritzer, which reminded me of Vienna, and to let the rain pass before heading westward to the West Village. La vie est belle.

For a Monday, today was stuffed. And I am definitely enjoying this cooler weather. Tomorrow I’m sure it’ll spike again.

Enjoyed a delicious linner & milkshake at Jimmy’s Diner (I suggest the Buffalo Chicken burger!).

Sipped an espresso at Ella’s on Bedford.

And off it ’twas to Manhattan for a cheese-filled evening with my favorite Texan.

Also, did you see the Photoautomat Daily today?

Woo!

The perfect Monday…. with a milkshake and a photobooth with a lovely gal.

Union Pool
484 Union Ave., Brooklyn New York
Tél: (718) 609-0484
Subway: Lorimer St (L)

The 4th of July was a lovely evening in Dumbo with great people. We snacked on veggie burgers with delicious Colorado beers with a view of the city. The cake that Ryan & Dakota made was topped with delicious berries and was the perfect dessert to the perfect afternoon.

Happy belated birthday, America!