glad i said yes...

when one of my best friends asked
if i wanted to go with her
and another best friend
to charlottetown
to see catherine maclellan
sing songs of her father's, gene maclellan
i said yes.

in all honesty, i am
a little embarrassed to say
that i knew nothing about
gene maclellan...
i mean...other than snowbird...
and put your hand
(and, truthfully, i'm not even sure
that i knew that he wrote that song).

but i am so glad that i went...
her voice is incredibly beautiful and the band
was awesome (i love the sliding guitar thing
and the really big guitar thing...maybe a cello
or a bass or...i really don't know...but i know that
i loved it).

it was the perfect mix of story
and song
sweet & just a little bit sad...
and i especially loved the old photos.
the story of the eye patch,
the references to 100 huntley street...
and the beautiful venue...
along with the amusing & witty company :)

i am so glad i said yes.

oh!  and also not to be forgotten...
we ate at cedar's eatery beforehand...
it's been a long time since i have eaten there
although it used to be a once a week excursion
for us in our teenage days.
i had the greek salad
(don't act so shocked...i don't ALWAYS eat chicken fingers)
but really...i had the house salad
because i don't eat olives or feta cheese
but i really really wanted the greek dressing
and they added some chicken
(i think she said from the shwarma's)
and it was sooooo damn good.
i love that place!
there are so many interesting little things to look at
and the big wooden tables,
not to mention the delicious food
and the waitress was sooooo sweet.

seriously.  go eat there.  :)
and then go see catherine maclellan...
you'll be happy you said yes, too.
 

and i got to see this...♥ ♥ ♥  i know it's not a great picture but it was my phone and it's a busy street AND you only get the walk signal for so long!  i was panicky.

and i got to see this...♥ ♥ ♥  i know it's not a great picture but it was my phone and it's a busy street AND you only get the walk signal for so long!  i was panicky.

and the sky was so cool on the drive down!  :)

and the sky was so cool on the drive down!  :)

friday i'm in love...the big city edition

♥ i had to be on course this week in Charlottetown...
while i was there, i had the opportunity to eat at Leonhard's
which i have walked by many times,
but have never gone in.
the food was delicious and the decor
made me drool as much
as the smell of the fantastic food...

♥ speaking of the decor of Leonhard's,
there was a painting across from where i was sitting
that literally took my breath away...
and it's been popping up in my mind ever since.
it was done by an island artist that i was familiar with
and have liked her work all along
but this...
this one really got a grip on me.
i had to google search it when i got home...
it's called "3 trees & we are home"
i just want to melt into it.

the bookmark is an independent bookstore
that i have always loved...i have always missed the
"paper station" that they used to have but was
so happy to see that they have added a great
section of art supplies & board games & puzzles
as well as books! 
so many things i wanted to buy but in the end
i settled for this

yay!  i got a new pen!!  and a journal!

♥ trying out this intense vitamin e moisturizer from body shop
for my ridiculously dry forehead...so i stop clawing at it...
it's so itchy!
 

the strawberry body butter was just an extra :)

♥ and this has nothing to do with Charlottetown...
but...i love it...along with this intro
(& i just realized they are the guys that did the
treadmill video too!)