Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. This natural theater is nestled in between two massive outcroppings of Fountain Red Sandstone at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
This hard layer of sedimentary rock was laid down in the Late Pennsylvanian age, and is between 290 and 340 million years old.
The rocks of the Flatirons (near Boulder, Colorado) and the Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs) are formed from this same hard sandstone layer.
Besides being a famed concert venue, the location is also used for many local high school graduations. In fact, Michelle Dortignac delivered her valedictorian speech from this stage, and her niece Audrey graduated here just last week!
If you ever get the chance, you should come here — concert or no concert.
So this is kind of a pre-vacation staycation: We’re staying one night at the swank TWA Hotel at JFK airport, and it’s super cool.
Trans World Airlines went out of business in 2001, but this classic piece of architecture was recently re-stored to become the TWA hotel at Kennedy airport.
The soaring modern cement forms of the TWA Flight Center were designed in the early 60s by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen.
I’m a huge fan of mid century modern design, as well as all Scandinavian architecture, so this place really does it for me!
One of the highlights is a restored Lockheed Constellation which now contains a cocktail lounge! Back In 1942, the Lockheed Constellation was the first pressurized-cabin civil airliner series to go into widespread use — enabling commercial flight well above most bad weather for the first time.
There’s even an infinity pool on the rooftop, overlooking the runways where the big jets are landing and taking off! Michelle and I had a fabulous afternoon up there today. We leave in the morning to go to Colorado to visit her family.
The hotel, lounges, and restaurant are open to the public and would make a fabulous day or evening out!
Loving the new street/night life throughout our neighborhood and city. So very European feeling everywhere now. I hope this indoor/outdoor mix can stay. #streetlife #cafeculture #sidewalkeats #outdoorliving #eatingoutside...
We’ve been seeing this interestingly colored rice at our favorite shop for a while now, and we finally decided to get some and give it a try.
It’s a short grain rice like many sushi rices, so texture wise, it’s a little bit chewy and sticky. But it’s infused with bamboo juice, which gives it an aromatic essence similar to sage or maybe even tea.
I couldn’t help but think about the color, and I kept thinking it’s similar to the color of mint ice cream!
This wasn’t part of any specific recipe — we were just using up some vegetables that we had left over. I sautéed one full onion, a carrot, a bunch of celery, some garlic cloves in olive oil. Then added a half a head of broccoli, and some vegan Italian sausage. And since this was a mishmash of ingredients, we figured why not have green rice too!
I think Dr. Seuss would’ve really liked this!
(From nuts.com): This short-grained white rice is infused with the chlorophyll-rich extract of young bamboo. Chlorophyll gives bamboo rice its unique, pale green color and delicate flavor reminiscent of Jasmine green tea.
#bamboorice #greenrice #youngbamboo #bigbamboo #drsuess...
10 Sullivan Street is one of several triangular buildings in New York City. Smaller than the famed Flatiron Building, it was less an homage than a pure adaptation to the lot shape. #10sullivan #flatironbuilding #wedgeshapedbuilding #nyc #trianglebuilding...
That’s the first half of a 1000 foot plus skyscraper going up in downtown Brooklyn. I’d say it’s about halfway done right now. And of course, that’s the famous Junior’s Cheesecake in the foreground. #9dekalbavenue #brooklynskyscraper #juniorscheesecake #downtownbrooklyn...