08 December 2010

Wednesday Evening Walk-about

Rutledge Ave., Charleston, S.C.

I've been here, I've been there, I've been everywhere. I had an afternoon meeting at Roper Hospital and it hardly seemed worth driving all the way back out to my office so I grabbed an armful of work to do at home. I haven't touched it yet.

I took a long walk while it was still light. The lady at Beads on Cannon graciously repaired my favorite glass bead necklace and refused to let me pay her anything. The gentlemen at Tabbuli Grill served me my favorite chicken kabob dinner with a glass of wine and the Charleston City Paper. The Tabulli Grill is my new favorite place to grab a quick bite now that Does Pita closed their downtown location.

I am going to New York City on Saturday and bouncing off the ceiling with excitement. Chef Nico Romo from FISH restaurant is hosting a dinner at the James Beard House on Tuesday evening and I get to go! Wowza! I can't believe how lucky I am. What a treat this is going to be.

New York City at Christmas. La..la...la! Suddenly I feel like a village girl with nothing stylish enough to wear in New York. Black, black, black, I know. I bought a hat and since my free range toes are barely getting used to not being in sandals I did my walk this evening in boots just to make sure I could. Boots!? I don't wear boots in Charleston. How easy it is to forget that I am Canadian! I don't know nuthin' 'bout no winter.

The photo is the Belvedere Bed & Breakfast on Rutledge Ave. by Colonial Lake dressed in holiday finery. Stay warm kids!