The Little Adorable Shop on Boston Post Road

Hi all! It’s been a while. I wish you’re all well. I’ve been meaning to keep up writing a journal here, nevertheless, so many things happened and I got caught up with them. I was very ill for more than 2 months, started with the worst kind of flu that turned into a complication of pneumonia. I’m recuperating now, although having been very ill meant that my body is still not up to 100% yet. I’d like to start by sharing this cute shop that I happened to come by on the way to Hammonasset Beach in Madison, Connecticut, last summer. Hammonasset Beach is a state park with the largest shoreline park of over 2 miles of beach on Long Island Sound. The beach is beautiful and now that the weather feels like it’s summer already, is going to be a perfect destination on the weekend.

The shop is called THE LITTLE STATION SHOP, which is also an office for the Beach Tree Cottages. It is a brilliant idea to set up the shop because anyone who wants to rent a cottage will go by the shop and see what they offer. At that time, my family and I were on the way to the beach and saw that the store offered some lemonade, our favorite. It’s a soft frozen lemonade called Del’s. If you see one of the cart or shop that sells this brand, you should try some. It’s good. So after we spent our relaxing time on the beach, on the way returning home, we stopped by to have some lemonade and browsed the shop a bit.

The shop is a re-purposed garage basically. There’s a metal sculpture horse standing in front of the shop. The artist who created was the cottage owner, that’s what I thought from the sign on the horse. The shop displayed their merchandises onĀ  vintage shelves and all around were vintage toys decorating a small yard next to the shop. There was a seating area for the guests and we enjoyed our lemonade there. The Little Station Shop offered cute and wonderful stationary, beautiful jewelries, artisan soaps, etc. I was only browsing the merchandise and admiring them. The thing that I love the most was the shop and decorations. It is cute, with adorable set up. Some fabric buntings adorned the the tree and the shop. The surrounding was pretty peaceful and with the invitation to go to the beach close by, it’s a perfect little shop indeed.

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An Afternoon Stroll in New York City

We visited New York during President’s Day last Monday. A blogger friend of mine contacted me that she and her husband moved to New York. I was ecstatic and we made a plan to have a get together. We’ve known only from our blogs and this was the first physical meeting that we had. My family went along since the children had a week off from their school. We took the train and on the way to meet my friend, we strolled along Manhattan and amazed in the city scene. Then after my friend and I have done with our hugs and kisses, we took more stroll full with interesting chat and sightseeing. Although I have visited this unstoppable city so many times, I always found something unique or intriguing around. There’s always something attracting when you were in New York and when you think you get used to it, it changed before your eyes without you even realized it.

Radio City Music Hall on 6th Avenue

Radio City Music Hall, New York

Granite chairs and tables at 7th Avenue

Marble chairs & tables

Hare on Bell, a sculpture by Barry Flanagan, at Equitable Life Tower West, 7th Avenue

Hare on Bell Sculpture

50th Street subway station sign

New York Subway Sign

Flower shop in Manhattan

 

The Flower Shop

An Italian restaurant in Manhattan

Italian Restaurant

Balloon Flower, a sculpture by Jeff Koons, at Financial District & WTC site

Balloon Flower - WTC

Benches at Battery Park City

Benches at Battery Park City

World Trade Center site as seen from World Financial Center

 

The View from World Financial Center of WTC Site

The view of New Jersey from Battery Park City, New York

New Jersey As Seen from Battery Park City

The One World Trade Center’s construction among the buildings in World Financial Center

One World Trade Center & World Financial Center

Giant wall advertising baring David Beckham

David Beckham's Wall Ad

The Exquisite Murals of Philadelphia

The first time I visited Philadelphia, I was in awe. Then again for the second and the third times. What made me wowing all around this city of brotherly love was the murals that I saw in almost every corner. They have different theme and feelings, that even a veterinarian office looks cute with animal mural. One had tropical jungle theme, while on other corner was about African-American heroes whose legacy is fighting for human rights. Each wall has its uniqueness with vibrant colors and detailed pictures that people can admire a mile away. I took the pictures from our car, while we were driving around the city or as I called it “mural hunting”. Philadelphia is sure like a big museum with drive-in galleries.

 
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