Monday, May 28, 2012


the weekend before last T and i went to tulsa for some family time (i'll post on later) as well as check out mayfest/blue dome art fest. both festivals are held downtown about a block away from each other and feature great local art, goods and music.  

i love walking through both fests to check out all the great art that's featured. one of my regular art favorites is based out of chicago but always makes a trek down here each year. (unfortunately, i was not allowed to take any snapshots of the art but i love her mix of fantasy and real-life...kind of a new take on alice in wonderland) if you would like to see a little taste of what we viewed, check out her website

after awhile though, the 90+ degree heat started to get to us so we sat down to enjoy a few drinks, cool off and catch a little of the live music playing...

we then hopped over to a little gelateria nearby where they had my favorite of all flavors, stracciatella! (the italian version of chocolate chip but instead of chips, chocolate shavings..mmm!)

(and this gorgeous entrance way is where we got to enjoy our gelato...built in the glitz of the 1920s, i.e. beyond intricate details and amazing material)

after gelato we walked back towards the festivals and stumbled upon this: a local dance troope decided they would boogie out to the lindy-hop in the middle of the street and they.were.good!

then, over to blue dome where we saw this local artist and their beautiful glasswork, and tried some local oklahoman wines. the wines were great and i love the story of the vineyard owners renovating an old, abandoned schoolhouse to help bring tourism to a small town! T and i have decided we will be making a trek out there sometime this summer for another tasting :)

i love this shirt by Darby & Dash. they had boat loads of great shirts like this with oklahoma themes including one with the lyrics to the song oklahoma.

we were having such a great time but i needed a rest! fortunately i found this seuss-like chair to take a breather from all the walking which T made fun of, saying it looked like i was sitting on a bolt. i guess he didn't find these chairs to be as cool as i did ;)

then we were off to a bbq to have some much needed family fiesta time!

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