Stylish Favorites 2.16.14

by Kathleen

IMG_2227Winter has taken its proverbial toll on the majority of us who live In the United States. We have been snowed upon with a bit of ice and freezing rain thrown into the mix not once but quite a few times this season.  But, as we look forward to warmer weather there are a few hidden treasures to be found in the frigid cold to make even this harsh winter bearable.

IMG_1317{The Dying Gaul: An ancient Roman Masterpiece from the first or second century AD}

National Gallery of Art {Washington DC}
Just before the Winter Storm Pax pushed two rounds of heavy freezing rain, sleet and snow across our region, I popped into the National Gallery of Art primarily to see two exhibitions: Heaven and Earth: Art of the Byzantium and The Dying Gaul before each left the gallery in March. The Dying Gaul is an ancient Roman masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, which will be returning on March 16, 2014 and the pieces from the Art of Byzantium will be returning to various Greek collections on March 2, 2014. I was able to capture a shot of the Dying Gaul, which was created in the first or second century AD and is one of the most renowned works from antiquity. This exhibition marks the first time this piece has left Italy since Napoleon’s armies took the sculpture to Paris in 1797 and where it was on display at the Louvre until 1816.

IMG_2380{Winter White Sangria}
Ford’s Fish Shack {Ashburn}
As always it is a true treat to meet up with the girls for a bite to eat and to sip some classy drink. This was Ford’s Fish Shacks version of a “Winter White Sangria” made with a splash of peach Schnapps, Triple Sec and loaded with fresh fruit…. and was so absolutely delicious, I ordered two!!!
IMG_2382 IMG_2459{Collard greens with a few seasonings of neck-bones and ham-hocks along with the beginning of hamburger soup}

Home Cooking
As we were constantly getting hit with freezing rain and sleet, the worry over the electricity going out was upper most in our minds. So, I was off to the kitchen to cook and get hot food into thermal containers just in case the power went out!!

Stay warm stylishly,
K