I helped to stimulate the economy, support artists and local artisans and Meryl Streep, not that she needs it from me. Saturday, R and I wandered through the Collingswood Arts Festival. We bought some soaps and essential oils, some great photographs, including this one by Dan Westfall:
Apennine mountain god, Florence Italy
I also bought R some stuff by Ann-Made Art who makes recycled jewelry - a portion of the sale goes to The Alliance For Climate Protection. She got:
and a really cute necklace that unfortunately is not on the website.
After a quick dinner at home, we went to the movies to see Julie/Julia. Meryl was simply fantastic. She chewed the scenery unmercifully, but it was perfect for the part. R and I laughed out loud through most of it..if she doesn't get a nomination, there is no justice in Hollywood.
On Sunday, the kids were sick of me (after breakfast at the diner), so I took off for the Garden State Wine Growers Association's Jersey Fresh wine festival - over 20 vineyards and good food. I talked with my old boss at Amalthea Cellars (I had taken a sabbatical) about going back on a reduced schedule so that I can balance everything. I forgot how much I missed pouring tastings for customers and doing food pairings. It was 92 degrees and humid as hell....it made for everyone to be slightly loopy and happy...happy enough to buy a case of wine that I didn't need! *lol*
I crashed like a rock Sunday night..needless to say.