On Saturday, N and I took the kids to an artists' studio sale Linnie was participating in. The artists at the sale were cleaning out their studios and selling pieces at a big discounts.
I have a serious weakness when it comes to art (and let's be honest--crafting books, cook books, and fabric) and enjoy collecting things that I like. We've run out of wall space in our house but I tell myself that when we eventually move it will be nice to already have pieces that means something to us to decorate the house with. (That makes sense, right? Or do I just sound like an unwell person on Hoarders?)
Linnie was selling mostly older pieces and I snagged this original on paper that I liked for $25. The photo I took of it isn't very clear but the painting's colors and texture are nice and it reminds me of a Bodhisattva so, score.
We were the only people at the art sale with small children which was a bit nerve-wracking. E and Mimi were both really good though so after the sale we stopped by two bakeries (one vegan for E, one not) and picked up a few treats.
We had been wanting to visit Les Madeleines so we picked up a few macaroons and tried the specialty, their Kouing Aman pastries which they're well-known for.
IT WAS SO GOOD.
The top was crisp and caramelized and the inside was soft and pillowy. It was buttery and sweet with just the right touch of salt. It's a good thing the bakery is over 30 minutes away from our house because my fitness plans might be seriously derailed if it was more convenient.
If you're local and you haven't been to Les Madeleines, go! (Except not today because they're closed on Mondays :)
Labels: art, for locals, recommended, restaurants