Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week 33 ~ Festival of Nations

Festival of Nations was @ Tower Grove Park this weekend ~ so many cultures, music, dancing, food & drinks! We ate way too much as usual and tried some new things ~ some of which we will not be eating again (like sticky minty spring rolls) and some we will go back for each year (like the tamales & curry chicken ~ YUM!) Tons of people came out to support a great event!
Did you go to the festival this year? What was your favorite part?

I really loved all of these hand painted nesting dolls, I was looking for a Simpsons one!
This cute man was so nice and barely spoke English
                                                                                                For Shelly!                 

Coconut heart! I have always wanted to try coconut water as I love coconut milk but not a big fan after all. I could have eaten the entire amount of fresh coconut inside though.
                                                                                               Shelly tasting the coconut water..

German music makes me happy
The dancing was cheerful and lively
Isn't she fun!?! I think she was really German too, heard her speaking pretty fluently anyway. 
 By the time we came to this booth, we were stuffed. I wish there was room because the mix of veggies and chicken smelt incredible!
This was seriously the best Baklava I have ever eaten & it wasn't even from the Greek booth. 
It was Bosnian, made with the flakiest Phyllo dough, sweet fresh honey and chopped nuts. To die for.
 I loved her bright colors and honest smile, what a beauty.
LOVE his beard and the smile lines around his eyes
 Favorite pavillion of the park
Sorry to the vegetarians reading this but OH. MY. pork goodness on a spikett!
One thing Shelly did try and loved  ~ corn on the cob with goat cheese & cayenne pepper
My handsome hubby <3
 For those of you who don't know, I love owls! These little guys were darling!

Shake shake shake Señora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Señora, shake it all the time
 This little cutie was enjoying the free sunblock @ the First Aid station and gave me a cheesy smile when he seen me giggling. 

All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XSI - 50mm 1.4

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Week 32 ~ Feeling Festive?

The Festival of Little Hills weekend has been going on in St Charles for many years now and over 300 vendors from 30 different states come to sell their goods. When I woke Saturday morning there was nothing but grey skies & pouring rain. Although I am partial to this type of weather, I didn't want the all of the hard work and organization that went into this event to be wasted but with a little delay the sun shined behind the clouds & it turned out to be a wonderful day for all of the festivities!

Love these colorful hand painted cheery mushrooms!
 This man has been stamping leather for over 20 years. He & his wife came all the way from Georgia, his favorite thing about St Louis ~ the BBQ!
 Look at this precious little sweetie, she was so calm amongst the smells of the food, dogs and sticky kids.
 I didn't get the chance to speak to this man but I bet he has some stories to be told. Don't you just want someone like this to write a book? 
The fruit of his labor ~ I always have to buy fresh Kettle Corn at the fair!
My coworkers & friends ~ Dale & Lauren
Lauren's handmade barettes, so cute I couldn't choose which ones I wanted!
Jerry Garcia??
Monkeying around
This is Tank ~ the stocky stud!
Bright colors & pure sweetness
 I fell in love with this couple, wondering how long they have been together & how long they have been visiting this particular festival. Glad to see someone else that can't touch the ground! 
 Almost PUMPKIN season ~ YIPPEE!!
I think when I asked if I could take her photo she was embarrassed, 
I just thought she was confident in who she is and she was definitely rocking' her style!
 I loved meeting this man ~ hilarious and fun spirited, enjoying what he does. So wish he had a real monkey though!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Week 31 ~ Row Row Row Your Boat...

Shaun and I took a walk around Forest Park Boat House this morning, it couldn't be anymore perfect of a day! What are you doing to enjoy this beautiful weather?