|Summer whites (+ orchid + turquoise)|
Then A. and I spent Saturday evening at the Blossom Music Festival, which is where the Cleveland Orchestra performs during the summer months. I love summer outdoor concerts. Here is another place for outdoor concerts (every Tuesday till August 14th) - and best of all, they're free.
|The lawn was getting packed!|
I love this place. It's only $20 per person for lawn tickets (those under 18 get in free) and you get to listen to some world-class performances. There will be an opera in August - I'd love to go to that one as well.
You could opt for actual seats closer to the stage too (at a higher price), but I personally prefer the lawn -- for me it's also about the opportunity to enjoy a picnic.
We used 2 yoga mats side-by-side as our picnic "blanket". Works for me.
|Our picnic spread (part of it, at least): mixed olives, summer fruit, aged cheddar, and nut pâté (recipe to follow soon!). Not pictured here is a chunk of crusty Italian bread, pistachios, and a mango-pineapple sparkler (just mango juice and pineapple juice diluted with sparkling water)|
Homemade rosemary and pine nut shortbread for dessert
The sky was amazing.
|Stripey and dotty clouds (technically these are cirrus clouds, right? Geek moment.)|
|Perfect summer evening|
Hope you all had a great weekend! Stay tuned this week for the nut pâté recipe.