Posted on Nov 20, 2012

Mystery Ending Tour a BIG deal

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I wanted to end the season in a big way, but 75 people on a walking tour – in November – on a Friday night?  The odds seemed stacked against a “smooth sail”, but I decided to give it a go.  After all, the elevated ticket price was for a good cause (Jackson School for the Arts) and I could use the “mystery ending” location I’ve been itching to use all summer.  So here’s how it went down November 16th on a chilly but clear Friday night in the heart of the Arts District: All 75 met at the elegant Canton Club atop the Chase Tower overlooking the city, and there we divided into more manageable groups of 25. After a welcome / intro, and scrumptious empanadas by Master Chef Kent Welsh, we headed down the elevator and spilled onto the streets of Canton like a stream of ants.  Guides Claudette, Jill and I eagerly lead the groups to our respective first stops.  Mine happened to be Picciano’s Martini Bar. There, on a table in the rear of the long, narrow lounge, a beautiful tray of martinis awaited. Guests sauntered up as Coreen greeted them and described the drinks...

Posted on Feb 25, 2012

Photo Shoot with Food – Messy and Fun!

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When our friends at A Studio suggested a photo shoot for the Flavors of Canton Contest, I thought, “Cool!”….So Saturday afternoon I walked into the studio and began chatting with friends. Suddenly I heard clicking in the background. “Who was up first?” I wondered as I swiveled my head. There was Cindee, crouched on the floor, snapping away at the stars of the show: A trio of cupcakes ready for their close-up. All decked out, icing swirled high set in a beehive, sprinkles a-sparkle in the flash of camera bulb. Next was the pie, feeling ever so UN-ugly that day (Rachel’s Ugly Pies). Cherry glaze poked through the lattice, determined to get equal time next to the scene-stealing flaky golden crust. Finally it was our turn, mere mortals up against the deliciousness of chocolate cake, fruit filling, and every variation of sugar imaginable. How would we rate? Posing with the creations was a lesson in patience, but soon out came the forks. Oh yes……The darlings looked great – but how did they taste? Mmmmmm-Mmmmmm good!...

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