Thursday, 27 October 2011

Good Morning, Baltimore!

This week, we are performing in Baltimore, Maryland.  We had our opening show last night and the energy here was incredible.  Keep it up, Bmore!
We perform every day until Sunday, so come see us!  Find your tickets here or visit our venue, 1st Mariner Arena :)

Some shots taken around the local harbor :)

Monday, 24 October 2011


"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." 
-Albert Camus [French Philosopher] 
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Friday, 21 October 2011

Madame Cocoa

A few weeks ago, I met a very special lady who happens to live at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC.
 Her name is Madame Cocoa and she is a life-sized figure made completely out of chocolate, including her body and accessories.
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She was created by the Ritz-Carlton's Pastry Chef, Josh Cain.  It took him 95 hours of work and 75 lbs of chocolate to create this lovely lady.  This was his first full-figure project and to achieve a life-like effect, he bought a mannequin, shoes, and a handbag and then proceeded to cut these items in half and fill the cavity with chocolate to create the perfect mould.
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 East Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 
28202 USA
Madame Cocoa in her home environment
Click here to read an article about Madame Cocoa during Charlotte Fashion Week :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


I find Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and work to be fascinating and relevant.  This is one of my favourite quotes of his.
@ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

District of Columbia

Spent all day in Washington, DC.  It was quite a good time :)  So many funny moments and the weather was absolutely perfect for sightseeing.
The White House
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

And Now

And now I am in Atlanta, GA :)  Visited the Centennial Olympic Park today.

Quilt of Nations

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hicks & Wilde

 I stopped by the Mint Museum Uptown the other day and took in the Sheila Hicks: 50 Years exhibit.  I thought it was very interesting, and whilst reading her method of building forms from lines of colour, I found her selection process to be relevant and applicable not only in artistic terms, but also for life in general.
This is what she says:
"Usually to know yourself you have to go against yourself.  Lay down a colour notion, and then choose another.  Then stop and reconsider.  Then choose something furthest away from what you just chose.  This sounds kind of indirect, but it is the most direct path I know to not fall into repetitive patterns."
Oscar Wilde once said, "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life."  I believe this is a true reflection of this theory.
Photo courtesy of

Wrapped and Coiled Traveler

Artist: Sheila Hicks
Date Created: 2009
Materials: bamboo, cotton, wool, silk
Credit Line: Private collection. Courtesy of Cristina Grajales Gallery
Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches
Photo Credit: Photograph by: © Bastiaan van den Berg
The exhibit is open until January 29, 2012.  You can find more information about it here.

Roaming + Art

A visual compilation of sights seen and feelings felt.
Public art.
Private art.

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Charlotte, North Carolina


Tonight is our opening night in Charlotte :)  Find tickets and showtimes here.
Time Warner Cable Arena.  The venue we will be performing at.

Lunch @ Aria

Yesterday I had antipasti and tea with friends at Aria Tuscan Grill in uptown Charlotte.  I definitely recommend this place for lunch.  Besides the exceptional food and service, the space itself gives off a cool vibe and a fresh scent that I normally associate with yoga studios.  Good combination.
Caramelized gnocchi w/ prosciutto di parma, shredded pear, gorgonzola & truffle oil
Sunglasses-RayBan | Scarf & Dress - H&M | Bag - Michael Kors | Shoes - MaxMara 
Aria Tuscan Grill
100 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Monday, 3 October 2011

Odd Bird

During my exploration, I stumbled across a collection of lonely ice sculptures slowly melting in a side street.


The first day in a new city usually involves laundry, grocery shopping, and exploring our new environment :)
Vegetable pasta, green tea, and lemon bar from Dean & Deluca
...Enjoyed poolside :)

New Home

 Just arrived in Charlotte, North Carolina, our home for the week.  I'm looking forward to exploring the city tomorrow :)