cherub in the sky.

This little guy looked warm even though the temperature outside was in the teens. 

Ah love. ❤️

Photo of second floor of Halladay Florist in West Chester, PA. Always a challange.


breakfast with elvis.

Elvis has not left the building. At least not here at the Market Street Grill in downtown West Chester, PA. This local spot has a natural knack for pumping out amazingly creative breakfasts and lunches. Fantastic vibrant art on the walls reminiscent of Andy Warhol help establish this place as one of West Chesters true gems. Even though I tried to time my visit in between breakfast and lunch, I had a difficult time trying to get a shot of a counter with no patrons.

Always a challenge.

can’t elope.

Couldn’t resist a slight play on words on the one year anniversary of my marriage. 

Obviously this is a close up of a cantelope. The texture of the skin almost makes it look like the surface of the planet Mars. With my love of cooking, I thoroughly enjoy perusing the produce bins. What a sensory experience of visual and natural color. Selecting. Picking up. Turning. Smelling. Giving a slight squeeze. Licking. Biting. Okay, I got caught up and thought I was reading a beach trash novel on the last two.

ball of light.

This ball of light fixture drew my attention at a new local eatery in West Chester called “The Couch Tomato Café.” Its a satellite location of their highly successful venture in Manayunk, Philadelphia. So many healthy choices, a BYOB, and a beautifully restored place full of that brick wall-industrial feel. Welcomed by an uber-friendly staff, my husband and I shared a handmade wheat crust pizza topped with pulled BBQ chicken, green peppers, caramelized onions, and an amazing balsamic drizzle. A quinoa topped salad and warm crouton-topped corn chowder as we were seated by a glass filled front overlooking the charmed sidewalks of downtown West Chester, rounded this perfect winters night date! The Couch Tomato Cafés extensive menu includes: gourmet pizzas and stromboli’s, specialty salads and wraps, signature sandwiches, Paninis and homemade soups. They have an upstairs outdoor eating area that I’m certain will be packed in warmer weather. We’ll be back!