From GriffinGB in the Berkshires to Angels in America: a thrilling week!

February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ll work backwards through time:

We rented a giant Chevy Tahoe and drove up to Great Barrington to visit our friends Kathy and Jeff, who for all practical purposes I would like to consider my in-laws.  Along the way we stopped to visit our friend Connie Griffin’s new vintage store, Griffin GB.  In addition to some amazing designer vintage clothing items, Connie also sells Harney & Sons tea, Japanese glassware, and other antiques and collectibles.  Her store is located at 177 Main Street.

We also had a delicious meal at Cafe Adam.  The chef, Adam Zieminski, uses local ingredients and has won a James Beard Award.

I was so fortunate on Friday to have received an amazing array of possibilities for my Vintrowear logo from our friend Nancy Laurence of Eye Design.  I am simply astounded, and it’s a real visual representation for me that this company is actually going to happen!  T minus 2 weeks and counting until we head to Sazz Vintage in Philadelphia to pick up the shirts.  Along the way we’re going to visit Avalon’s show at Sweet Jane Vintage.

Earlier in the week, on both Wednesday and Thursday night, for a duration of approximately 3 hours per night, we saw Angels in America, an amazing play that has had a profound effect on Dan’s life, and I can see why.  God’s jagged thumbnail being the operative and moving metaphor.  I now know why God has left heaven.  We humans move around too much. But we can’t sit still.

Continuing on our backwards trajectory through time, we had a great night with our friends Jen and Ira last weekend out in their homeland of Brooklyn.  Our original intention had been to see Hannibal Buress at the Knitting Factory, but arrived rather late due to consuming copious amounts of wine at Sweetwater.  Instead we opted for this rather unfortunately-named wine bar that had a great jazz band, a friendly bartender, and a very nice glass of port.


And capping off the week (in a time’s arrow sort of way), we had brunch with the aforementioned lovely Marris Ambrose, who was highlighted in this month’s Allure magazine, as a “top colorist” who “tends to the city’s royalty.”  Such as me, you know.  That reminds me, I need to go get my hair done!  Marris is also the owner of what is probably the cutest French bulldog in the world, Pixie.  Pixie’s fondest dream is to someday meet a cat who will play with her.


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