Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nearly time...

Labor Day Weekend is coming up and I'm all excited to go to my favorite festivals this year since last year I was in too much pain to enjoy them.

Top of the list festival of the weekend -
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Greek Festival!!My family never misses out on this one - the best food EVER. It's pretty much acknowledged to be a top event to visit in St. Louis. They are always packed and if you go - prepare to wait in long lines for food. Well worth it, though. My favorite are the shishkabobs, pilaf and a piece of their sinfully good spanikopita. Mmmmm... I can't wait.

Also at the festival - Greek dancing, a little maketplace for jewelry, clothes, etc. and a tour of the beautiful church.

Click on the dancing men for more information and pictures, but I have to say it is much better in person - I think they need a better photographer and website designer.

Next up:

The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Click on the banner for a direct link. I love the Taiko drumming, the Sumo wrestling, the fantastic kimonos and jewelry for sale, the food, I could go on and on. The garden has a beautiful Japanese garden available to visit year round. My cousin got married there and it was just beautiful.

Crossing my fingers while I hope for good weather...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cookie, anyone?

There's nothing quite like the taste and smell of fresh baked cookies...
They aren't super special cookies - just regular old chocolate chip cookies...except I add a little extra vanilla - oh and I use Ghirardelli chocolate chips...and pecans - plenty of pecans. Yummmm... They're going fast! ;)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday Fun: Historic Main Street St. Charles

Saturday fun - just browsing around historic St. Charles stores. I love their old signs and far older buildings. The coblestone streets and tiny balconies and flowers and trees everywhere as well as horse drawn carriages. It was very hot so we only shopped a litte while. Still I snapped a few pics of my favorite signs. I once blogged a little about St. Charles here shortly before my surgery last year if you want more pics including the Alice Tea Party signs.

Without a doubt my favorite sign - love that button!

Stained glass store - pretty sign displaying their talent.

Someone dressed up this Fox and it got a lot of attention on the sidewalk - cute!

And my other favorite sign - love that silhouette!!

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