Thursday, June 23, 2011

Carolina in my mind...

I returned a few days ago from a first time visit to North Carolina, in Chapel Hill to be precise where a friend had moved to from the bay Are where we met.
Expanses of green meadows, surrounded by dense forests that go on and on is what will stay in my mind. Beautiful homes, horses grazing, myrtle bushes that romantically explodes in soft lilac like bundles of blossoms, trails that lead you through the forest to your friend's house back yard, a heat that make you crave mango lassies from a smiling owner

ice latte from a cafe deep in the woods....

We walked in front of Lantern, a cute restaurant that had just won a James Beard award. Unfortunately timing was wrong and we did not get to try it, I leave you with the specials in the window.

I loved the decor and the window sill decorations of simple flowers and produce:

Culturally: it was quite inspiring: between a powerful performance by the Bill T. Jones company, to an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of art in Raleigh called "30 Americans" a retrospective of contemporary African Americans artists. Loved Nick Cave, Henry Taylor, Carrie Mae Weems.
Thank you S for a wonderful time !