November...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

(Read and LOVED)



In the early part of the twentieth century, a Jewish girl from Poland, in the United States only weeks, went to a dinner party in Brooklyn. As she entered the house, a young man was putting on his coat to leave. When he saw the young woman coming through the door, he promptly removed his coat. Before the end of the night, he asked her to take a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, and she accepted. As they stood together, overlooking the wide expanse of Manhattan and Brooklyn and the East River, he proposed marriage. She accepted that too.

~from BRIDGES by Joanna Hershon,
of Brooklyn Was Mine



Book had me thinking of New York, my own city and also of my friend Thomas who went with me to New York about three years ago. Above is a Brooklyn Bridge view captured by him on our trip and below one by me of him eating a hot dog at Battery Park.



Also this month I fell in love with Pinkberry's
pumpkin with pomegranate and cinnamon...



Persimmons...



Shorter days...



...turning 36 (Ambrosia Cake by my sister Anna!)



Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes (also by Anna)...
Actually, this is an ongoing love affair.



My owl drawing by artist Nicole Aline Legault. Part of the Kitty Stampede giveaway prize that I was lucky enough to win in September...Thank you again K, it's a treasure!



Lastly, can't stop playing Jónsi's 'Go Do'...
So happy, makes me want to GO DO things too!



Hope you had a nice November also!
December is going to be great, can tell already...

27 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Those are the most beautiful words I've read all week- all month!? I am captured- I am going online and ordering this right now- such perfectly economical writing!

Gabbi said...

Ren! That's so great you liked it too!! It's a collection of essays by various writers and most are really very memorable!! Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday... ♥

Same Length Pinkies said...

That frozen yogurt sounds really good.

muchlove said...

looks like a great book. Going to try and track it down over here. Wonder if my library has it..

Oh, happy belated birthday! The cake looks so sweet.

Btw, did you ever receive my package? I hope it didn't get lost in the mail.

Gabbi said...

It is Pinkie!! ♥

Anna, I did receive it! Thank you so much. I plan on posting on it this week... :)

Deer Prudence said...

Dear Sweet Felinofelice,
I just discovered your blog via the Lastfm page of songwriter LECUBE.
And actually i'm really happy to be so much curious, because i really love everything i've read. How you explain life and things, and every moments around.
Your pictures are so expressives.
In a word: love.

I'm really looking forward to read more!

Take care.

-Pom-

Gabbi said...

Pom! Thank you so much!! I love Lecube, I only started listening recently and still don't have his newest album. Hope I can find you on Last.fm so we can be friends there! ♡

Deer Prudence said...

You can listen to the new songs at Bandcamp (right here: lecube.bandcamp.com) and order the album @MaisonDrole.com

I sent you a friend request on last.fm and we have such a great musical compatibility!! (I let you see :)

Oh btw, months ago i couldn't stop listening to Jonsi. I reallyt enjoyed to watched that video again, on your blog. :)

aizkim said...

the food gave a serious cravings for something sweet! By the way i'm passing the lovely blog award to you! Have a great day!


Tag you're it!.

ana b. said...

So great to see a blog post from you, Gabbi! Happy Birthday. I was so curious about your birthday cake I had to investigate for myself and now have it saved in my bookmarks to try out. Was it as delicious as it looked? Your sister seems to be a great cook!

Gabbi said...

Thank you for the info on Lecube Pom! I'm off to hear it and to sign onto Last.fm now!!!

Aizkim, I LOVE awards and haven't had one in almost a year! Thank you so much... ♥

It was Ana! I'm a fan of most lemon cakes and have honestly never made a cake myself. I've made cupcakes, but not a full cake. My sis is the baker of the family. Thank you so much for the comment, it's always great to hear from you! Wishes for a wonderful new week.xoxo

aDeLiNe said...

Ooo you always know how to tell things in the sweetest way. Your birthday cake looked gorgeous!
And you know I love Jonsi, right?
xxx

P R I M O E Z A said...

so lovely to read gabbi, and happy birthday!!

andriux said...

Thanx for visiting my blog!! your's is lovely! i liked a lot your photos!

If you liked the song by odisea, i recommend the album by teleradio donoso that i just posted, i'm sure you'll love it as much as i did :)

PS you cat is absolutely gorgeous!!! <3

minnja said...

So lovely!
Amazing pictures :)))

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Kitty Stampede said...

Holy Happy Belated!!!! I hope you had an amazing one. I ADORE seeing your photos, always so so so lovely.
Thanks for the mention, and I am honored you enjoyed it, Nicole will be tickled for the mention too! :)
I wish you an awesome week!

Felix Curds said...

a couple of things:

1) HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
2) all the food looks so delectable.
3)i love that song so much!

Stéphane Malingue said...

I love the story of the bridge !

Diana said...

I just returned from Brooklyn, this looks a great read!

Galit said...

What a delicious post Gabbi! :) You make me hungry....
This book looks like a great collection of essays, there are couple of interesting names in it.

P.S. belated happy Birthday my dear!!

Mary-Laure said...

Wonderful post as usual, Gabbi. I am SO getting my hands on that book about Brooklyn, thanks for bringing it to my attention...

elissa, ebb & flow said...

that story is incredible. i'll have to check it out. thanks for sharing.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Sounds like a good read. I'll definitely try to get my little mitts on this book soon. Thanks for posting about it, Gabbi!

Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderfully sweet day. Oh, and I'm with you on the Thanksgiving sweet potatoes. So unbelievably good :)

George said...

Jonsi is cat-tacular! Loaf him. And loaf your blog!

George said...

Post Script:

I see your cats name is George as well. Awesaweum!

Gabbi said...

Girls! Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes... sucks to get older but love getting 'Happy' wishes from friends!

And George, you have one of my most favorite names in the world (my cat's name!) :) Good to hear you loaf Jonsi too...

Wishing you a great new week mis amores! ♥

Brandi said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I too have an ongoing love affair with sweet potatoes.

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