Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chocolate Pots

Robin is amongst a group of potters invited this month to exhibit a series of modern interpretation of the 'chocolate pot' at Red Lodge Clay Center.

Curious as to what a chocolate pot might be? The Curatorial statement from this exhibit describes "Traditionally chocolate pots were metal forms with wooden or porcelain side handles. The spout was wider to allow for a generous stream of the thick, sweet chocolate liquid....Along with a wider spout came sets of mugs will full proportions, allowing the scent and stream of the cocoa to rise, enticing our olfactory and visual senses before taste activate the palate."

Hot cocoa anyone? Check out the pots online. The show is up for this month only.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lounge night out!

Jennie and I treated ourselves this past weekend to a night out on the town. Felt like old times when I was still getting ready at 8 p.m. and didn't have a clue as to where we'd end up even at 9:30 p.m.!
To my delight, Jennie recommended we check out a Winnipeg Institution - Rae & Jerry's Steakhouse. I half expected Don Draper to walk in and order a cocktail and join us in the red swivel leather chairs.

The decor was authentic to its era, and apparently the menu hasn't changed either! Sitting amongst some seemingly true R&J loyalists, Jennie and I wined and dined and took in the retro ambiance.

What strikes me about the city's willingness to hold true to these kinds of establishments, is that it is never short on real authenticity. I'm convinced that the appeal of the 'old' is 'new' again as there were plenty of people our age and younger lounging out and genuinely enjoying their complimentary after dinner ovation!