It was lovely and warm today in West Palm Beach and I hear it was almost as warm in New Jersey. Good grief! In the south they are used to it, but it is very strange to have 70 degree days at Christmas in the north.
My friend Marni arrived here yesterday and today we went to Palm Beach to see how the 10% lives. We wandered into an art gallery to look at the Picassos and Harings and Calders, but stopped short when at the back of the gallery, we saw this. No label, no attribution.
Ceramic. I thought it was ugly, but very well done. When we asked the two gallery sitters where the labels were, the answer was "we're working on it." REALLY? Looked to us as though they were sitting and chatting. We left.After a half-hour of wandering on Worth Avenue, we decided we had had enough and went back to the condo to sit at the pool.
Tonight, we went to dinner at Avocado Grill -- my favorite restaurant in downtown West Palm. The menu is interesting - mostly small plates, and is farm-to-table. It is very noisy inside, so we sat outside.
The food is unusual and lovely. One of Marni's small plates was the fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with goat cheese. To die for! I will be back again on Monday night and plan to order it.
Downtown West Palm was surprisingly busy for Christmas Eve. The restaurants were packed and there were lots of families with their kids. No wonder! We took a walk through the park towards the waterfront and it was festive. Last week, when Phil and I were there with France & Edmond, we saw the most amazing pyramid made of sand! Here it is.
Tonight, it was lit up and changed colors from red to blue to green. Here it is tonight. (notice the full moon).
There were also some other wonderful sand sculptures in the park tonight. Sand!!
We walked out onto the dock and looked back at the waterfront, all lit up. What a lovely evening!
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.