July Fourth

Three Flags by Jasper Johns, 1958 [encaustic on canvas]. Johns created this work two years after he was discharged from the US Army.
All of us at Stylish Heath hope everyone has enjoyed summer’s biggest holiday with picnics, fireworks, grilling and parades. There is nothing more decadent than a long weekend, its absolutely spectacular! We are taking a break this week to enjoy a few facets of summer……spending time with family, and celebrating America’s 243rd birthday!!!

And, most importantly our thoughts and prayers are with those who are in Southern California, please stay safe during these difficult times of uncertainly.

K

Strip District: Pittsburgh

The “Strip District” in Pittsburg is a vibrant area of converted warehouses, old style grocers and gourmet shops where one can indulge in classic Italian eateries, spice shops or seafood markets. We loaded up on Asiago cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni calzones, and calamari salad. Wholey’s Market offers the best lobster rolls and soft-shelled crab sandwiches. Penzey’s Spices is the best place to get specialty spices that may be difficult to get in your own neighborhood. Roxanne’s Dried Flowers offered so many ideas and arrangements on how to decorate your home with natural items. I came away with “nasturtiums seeds”, eucolyptus plants and a few ideas for floral arrangements.

The faded signs from companies long gone add a charm to the city in and around the “strip district”, and even those businesses still in service are fun to peruse!

Bloody Mary’s with soft-shelled crabs, spicy shrimp and olives at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille.
Shopping for fresh fruit at Wholey’s Market to have in the hotel room.
No matter what city we are in, there is nothing like hot “roasted peanuts”,  they are a great snack while shopping or sightseeing!

Stay stylish,
Kathleen