Loving November

November is an extremely social time of year and marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. We focus on family, friends, and food along with reaching out to those in need. There is much to be thankful for this month starting with Stylish turning nine. I so enjoy creating blog post, sharing ideas and communicating with fellow bloggers. Here are a few other items I’m currently loving!

There’s a new French restaurant called Bistro du Jour on the Wharf in DC that I cannot wait to review. It’s just opened and feels positively Parisienne, I can’t wait to taste the Coq au Vin!!!

Robert Therrien’s objects are quite ordinary and familiar. The usual household items such as — tables, chairs, plates, and pitchers are transported in scale and media to create his art. This table is nearly ten feet tall and has an incredible presence due to its height. I felt like Alice in Wonderland being able to literally stand under a table.
Under the Table” by Robert Therrien c. 1994 at The Broad in Los Angeles.

I curled up the other night to watch for the very first time the 1950 film- “All About Eve”. Margo Channing [Bette Davis] is one of the biggest starts on Broadway and has just turned forty, she’s worried about what her advancing age will mean for her acting career. Eve Harrington [Anne Baxter] is the besotted fan of Margo’s and begins to manipulate her way into Margo’s life and career. The movie is based on the 1946 short-story “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr.

ALL ABOUT EVE, Fox, 1950. Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck. Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Starring Bette Davis. Left to right: Garry Merrill, Bette Davis as Carol Channing, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlow

Profiteroles from Mon Ami Gabi in the Reston Town Center are cream puffs filled with a French choux pastry, but these were filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce!!!

Sunsets at Heath are always spectacular at this time of year. The sky is filled with glorious fall colors such as; oranges, pinks, coppers and gorgeous browns. You feel as if you can watch the sky all night, but it changes rapidly to dark.

Thank you all for nine great years and look forward to another ninety. November is the time to spend indoors getting cozy, watching movies with family, and indulging in the occasional treat.

Remember to give when asked to assist those in need during these trying times. The holidays are upon us, and the weather is getting colder. We can all give a little something to make others more comfortable.

Stay stylish,

Weekend Destination: Pittsburgh

Three of our planned trips to Europe were cancelled this summer due to the pandemic and the EU travel ban. Since overseas flights are limited, I still dream of returning to favorite destinations, which are a rich source of inspiration for “Stylish Heath”, and with the phased reopening of varying services across the country a few of us were eager to leave home to do a bit of exploring {safely of course} so, a road trip was planned to visit family in Pittsburg.

My brothers {Paul and Omar} and 17 month old nephew {Eli} who is absolutely adorable and is the perfect host, he enjoys showing his aunt around the city of Pittsburgh!

The beautiful countryside was a gorgeous change of pace to view as we drove from Northern Virginia to Pitt.

The Hofbräuhaus was up the street from our hotel so, we ordered dinner to go and had a wonderful al fresco style meal with family.

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh/ Brewery & Restaurant
2705 S Water Street

We shopped the “Strip District” a neighborhood that is a fabulously vibrant mix of old-style grocers and gourmet food shops, classic Italian eateries and sandwich places. I so enjoy getting spices, cheeses and sweets that we cannot get at home.

The next evening we were in Wholey’s Market back in the Strip District for fruits, veggies and a selection of seafood to throw on the grill for another night of fine dining with family.

Wholey’s Market
1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
{412} 391-3737

Travel safely,