doug and i celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary this past saturday by heading down to niagara on the lake. it was a rainy and windy day but we made the best of it – at least all the activities were indoors.
we first stopped in st. catherine’s rodman hall’s art gallery since millie chen‘s art exhibit, ‘exquisite,’ is on display there – she’s a family friend of mine. i guess you could say we grew up together. millie has moved around a bit mainly due to her outstanding talent (my favourite of hers is the chinoiserie room at the gladstone hotel – one of the many artists designed rooms). we used to visit both her and her husband’s, warren quigley’s, exhibits more often and i now hope to go whenever possible.
the rules were that we were not to take photos of any artist’s work so i just took one of the entrance to her exhibit as well as the building’s architeture and grounds.
we spent the rest of the day visiting five wineries – mostly the smaller ones since they produce smaller batches that are not enough to sell at tthe liquor store. it’s a great way to support some of the local business which give the area such character.
we finished the day off having a steak dinner with stuffed clams.
hobbes had a bit of my left over and scraps – his first taste of steak. you’d think he died and gone to heaven by the way he devoured it!