Ah, the Mojito cocktail! Refreshing, citrus sweet, and minty all at the same time. What is there not to love? I did the Mojito challenge while in Curacao over the holidays and the winning restaurant is Shelterrock Paradise, followed by the Marriott Beach Resort, and… pictured here Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur in third. The Mojito, a traditional Cuban highball is made with 1.5 oz white rum, 2 tsp white sugar, soda water, 1 oz lime juice and fresh mint leaves served in a Collins glass. The art is getting the proportions right and in the right size glass with not too much ice. Are you thirsty?
Thank you to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for vacationing on Vancouver Island this holiday… and a huge black eye to the British press for continually bullying this family, including today with their decision to take a new and modern approach to living as Royalty. I am confident we Canadians will welcome Prince Harry and Meghan and will leave them alone to enjoy life in this country. This is a picture of Big Ben clock tower, also known as the Great Bell at the North end of Palace of Westminster, London England, taken summer of 2016.
Merry Christmas and best wishes to your family and friends. I tried to get the natural elegance of this house to come through, and not sure the picture does it full justice. Light snow and low clouds are providing the nice glow. And kind of wish I could pull that telephone pole out… but maybe that’s what helps make this house feel ‘real’ in the neighborhood.
While in Vancouver for work late September, was able to find time for an afternoon walk along the board walk and partway across the Burrard Street Bridge for this picture. We are looking into False Creek, Granville Island and the (famous?) Bridges restaurant painted yellow. Vancouver is a pretty sweet city to visit, particularly on days like this with the fresh ocean air.
Fantastic performance by Johnny Reid this past week in St. Catharines, singing only Christmas songs from his ‘My Kind of Christmas’ tour. This was my first introduction to Johnny Reid and will say he did not disappoint. More than any singer I’ve seen – ok similar to Sarah McLachlan – he has a way of involving the audience that makes you feel part of the show. Guess it helps there were a cozy 3,500 people in the arena 🙂
Looking into the Atlanta Braves baseball field, known as the Chop House, from the Omni Hotel in the Battery district of Atlanta. Its the end of October in this picture, and into the World Series featuring the Astros and Nationals. The Braves last played September 29. The ballpark looks fantastic and ready for another game. Kind of wish our SkyDome/Rogers Centre had this feel!
Can someone call up Cottage Life magazine and tell them we have their next front cover right here? Sometimes the lighting and mother nature just works in your favor… Very thankful to our friends for hosting us this weekend at their cottage on North Muldrew Lake, south of Gravenhurst. Sunset was at 4:56pm and this is around 5:15pm Saturday, during a period called blue hour. It works particularly well when there is fresh white snow to reflect the light. Going to print this on canvas as a thank you gift!
jeff haltrecht photoblog, toronto & muskoka, canada