Category Archives: travel adventures

Travel adventures

The mecca of all glitter picks…in Tuscaloosa Alabama

This small roadside sign leads to mecca…the best vintage picking in the south.  I discovered it last year while on vacation with my mom and niece and vowed to return.  With a bigger car.  And a way to get lots … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping adventures, travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Meet Miss Lillie Mae

The very best food is always where the locals eat, and today we were lucky enough to have a conversation with several volunteers at the Chattanooga Junior League Thrift shop.  We talked about the recent tornadoes and how it had … Continue reading

Posted in travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meat and 3 sides…food adventuring in Tennessee

In preparation for our trip to the south I purchased a book called Tennessee Curiosities by Kristin Luna….because travelling for me is all about avoiding the obvious tourist traps and exploring the odd little places unique to wherever we are.  … Continue reading

Posted in travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trixie and Lulu and the Glitter Pick Road Trip

Greetings from Chattanooga Tennessee!  My BFF Jeanne and I are here on a grand adventure…picking our way through the south.  It’s my 50th birthday next week and I decided to spend it doing 2 of my very favorite things…treasure hunting … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping adventures, travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Magic of La Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower is one of the great iconic symbols of the world…it is so hard to believe that city officials planned to tear it down in a few years, after it was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair.  … Continue reading

Posted in travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shopping Rue Cler…..the very french way to eat in Paris

One of the things we learned our very first trip to Paris was that french people typically buy their food every day for that day’s meals.  They have very small refrigerators since they don’t stockpile food the way we Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping adventures, travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Paris—a tale of two cathedrals

Greetings from Paris…it’s our first day here and we chose to take it easy since the travel has exhausted us.  We explored Montmartre and Notre Dame and it was interesting to contrast the two cathedrals, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur.  … Continue reading

Posted in travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Paris to Portland Oregon: the fashion journey of a scarf

It takes five years for a new fashion item to go from the streets of Paris to the streets of Portland Oregon.  That’s what I was told at the Atlanta Gift Market this January.  And sure enough, I can vouch … Continue reading

Posted in Penelope the Shop, travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pittypat’s Porch

   They are big in tradition here in Atlanta and so are we.  Over the years we have been coming to the Atlanta Gift Market we have figured out what works for us and usually have the same general master … Continue reading

Posted in Shopping adventures, travel adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Take Me Out to the Ballgame–World Series Style

I received an interesting book for my 39th Christmas titled “1000 places to see before you die” and it made me think about my life as I was about to turn 40.  I decided to make a list of the … Continue reading

Posted in travel adventures | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments