It’s always hardest to wake up on a Monday.
To continue the Elvis posts this week on the blog, here are some photos of Elvis wearing a flower crown, naturally. I thought it would be fun to put a flower crown on him for my friend, Lauren’s birthday and have him wear a sign that said ‘Happy Birthday, Lauren!’ And so I did exactly that. I had never attempted to make a flower crown before, and it actually turned out to be easier than I expected it to be. I also discovered that carnations are really great to use since their blooms are soft and full, which make them easy to manipulate. After I took a photo to send to Lauren, I obviously could not resist taking a few more photos, which I then felt compelled to share with you!
My friend, Reissa and I have been talking about visiting Stone Barns for what feels like ages now, and a couple of weeks ago, we finally were able to meet up for a lovely afternoon there. Although Reissa had been before, it was my first time going, and I must say that it was just as lovely as I had hoped it would be.
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is a non-profit farm and educational center with a partner restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Pocantico Hills, New York. The Center, which was created on 80 acres formerly belonging to the Rockefeller estate, promotes sustainable agriculture, local food, and community-supported agriculture, and is a four-season operation.
The restaurant is incredibly expensive and very much out of my price range (although I am sure it is worth every penny). However, fortunately for me there is a café there as well with much more affordable food and drinks including refreshing ice teas and the most delicious tuna melt I have ever consumed.
I definitely would like to visit again soon (especially this during this fall season) and I look forward to the day when I will finally be able to afford to dine at the renowned Blue Hill at Stone Barns!