Monday, November 2, 2009

meet me in st. louis

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i found my dreamer! it was in st. louis, of all places - wandering through the japanese screens at the art museum, going up and down staircases, doodling and writing in little cafes and shops, taking a long walk through the central west end, staring at peppers and purple things at a farmers market and even getting tangled up in a halloween parade full of dressed-up doggies. until this weekend st. louis had always been a conduit rather than a destination for me. but this time i got to explore rather than blow through it on my way to chicago or indianapolis which is usually the case. WOW, was i wowed. it is a beautiful city. most if not all of the public attractions are free, it has the feel of boston and chicago without the honking and congestion, and the people are genuinely friendly, which cannot be said of every city in this fine country. i'd go back in a flash.

the magnet winners, picked randomly, are lori v. and linda b. i handpicked a third, aris, because of her heartrending comment about needing one of those magnets for her property tax bill.

now i'm off to tend to the dreamer before it escapes again. happy monday to you!

37 comments:

Jill said...

I love my virtual trips around the world - wish I could act on your invitation - your photographs make it look very attractive

Candied Fabrics said...

Yay! Love that you found your dreamer!

Guess what's soaking min my washing machine?

Have a great day!

Krissy said...

aw girlie! I didn't know you were in town!!! we should have met up :)

glad you love this great city, we seem to get a bad rap. it really is lovely!

Anairam said...

That St Louis just sounds (and looks)great! And I'm so glad that you have found your dreamer. Dang!! Missed the giveaway deadline. Oh well, another time.

Aris said...

Aimee You rock!!!! Thank you so much! I am more than thrilled!!!!

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lori vliegen said...

i used to live in st. louis many years ago......i love that city!! we sure spent a lot of time at the baseball stadium, and the fourth of july fireworks display in the park by the arch is awesome!! thanks again for the magnets, you sweet, generous dreamer, you!! :))

Chelsea Cady said...

i love how colorful and cheerful each of your posts are...so inspiring! thanks for making my days a little brighter.

Inner Toddler said...

first Lawrence, now St. Louis. Who the hell knew? where are we going next?

Bella Sinclair said...

OOoooh! Wow, what a beautiful city. And oh my freakin' goodness, how awesome is that cafe? Those poetry-pillows? PURE HEAVEN! I can just picture you scuttling back and forth, rearranging and giggling while you have your giant St. Louis cuppa. I think you need to get poetry pillows for the home, ya?

Congrats to the magnet winners. Wahoo!

Fruenswerk said...

Happy Tuesday to you :) love the pillows with words :) and little ghost ;)))

Annie Pazoo said...

Looks like a fantastic outing - and a sunny day, too.

Caroline said...

So enjoyed my trip there with you! Great photos - aren't the colours of those veg amazing?! Congrats to the winners!!

L'Atelier said...

oh how i wish i could have met you there! it looks amazing! maybe sometime
say hello to the dreamer
xo

Nina Crittenden said...

Now I am hungry for some lovely bread!

la ninja said...

meet me at the fair!

●• Thereza said...

st. louis??? wow! lovely pictures, especially the ones with the purple broccoli and the typo cushions :)

Asja said...

beautiful pictures! really looks like a nice place to visit!

cindy said...

it looks beautiful, aimee. glad you found your dreamer.

painted fish studio said...

what a great weekend! i've been to st. louis a few times, and once was on purpose! i found it to be a fun little city. and warmer than minneapolis. why am i still here?!

happy to read the dreamer has been found...

denise said...

It looks like you had a nice time. I've never visited St. Louis, but your photographs seem to be inviting me. Perhaps soon...

Erin Butson said...

love these pillows. i want to make some. poetry pillows, instead ofmagnets. loveit. why didn't i think of that?

Erin Butson said...

love these pillows. i want to make some. poetry pillows, instead ofmagnets. loveit. why didn't i think of that?

Christine said...

I'd love to! Purple broccoli, and pillows who talk:-) Super cool.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Génial ! Im' on my way ;)

trinsch said...

looks like an awesome city! i think i need a trip to an awesome city sometime soon too. need to chase down my dreamer.

jane said...

i´m wowed also! what a pretty city! who knew? thanks for this little tour. hugs!

Shannon said...

So what has the dreamer been up to since her trip? Did you happen across the city museum while you were there?

Katrina said...

such lovely photos. that cauliflower is amazing! glad you had an inspiring trip...

~Valentina~ said...

Sounds like a *GREAT* place! Love the pictures ;)

Megan Coyle said...

I love it when you share your travels with pictures. These are all such colorful images. And I hope you had a wonderful trip!

jess gonacha swift said...

I've only ever driven through St. Louis, and I've never really thought of stopping to check it out. Maybe next time I will!

Lori said...

I've never been there but your pictures really make me want to go!!

Brian K said...

Hullo there! I come by way of my dear freind Orly Avineri. She says "hello". I am in her art journaling class. I loved your trip to St. Louis & your entire blog. I live in Long Beach, CA. I was paruzing your etsy and fell in love with your circle scarves... trying to justify purchasing one for here it's currently in the 80's in NOV... Hmmm more dreaming. I have some of my art on my blog. I am glad I found you!

kendalee said...

Anywhere that brings a girl and her dreamer back together's got to be good! I've never been to St Louis but now I'd like to go - lovely pictures - thank you for taking us along :) I hope you and your dreamer have had a beautiful week together and that it continues through the weekend!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

it sounds like the title of a song.

...is it?

aimee said...

it's a musical from the 40s - 'the trolley song' is one of my favorites!