East Coast Whirlwind

I got back from my east coast trip late last night, and now I’m getting back into action. The main purpose of my trip was to introduce my fiance Mike to much of my extended family, and pay visits that are long overdue. My family is great from all angles—here are some highlights (sorry, not very many pictures—I was being a slacker):

I visited the Italian side of my family (my dad’s side) in Greenwich, Connecticut, where we got to see aunts, uncles, cousins, my grandma, visit Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to buy great Italian groceries, eat amazing home-cooked food courtesy of my Aunt Angie (think homemade pasta, meatballs, salami, roasted chicken, Piave cheese), and in general have good old Italian American fun.

We headed up to Deerfield, Massachusetts to visit my mom’s Polish-American family—again we had uncles, one aunt, grandparents, cousins, and second cousins, plus we got to see all of the new things the newer generation is planting on my grandparents’ 100 acre farm (arugula, radishes, lettuce, greens, potatoes, squash, and more). We also got to see a Peace Pagoda and tour the Deerfield Academy campus with my cousin.


My grandparents’ farm in Deerfield, MA with new fruit trees in the foreground

I also fit in a quick trip to The American Folk Art Museum just after my flight into New York City. I saw an amazing quilt exhibit with kaleidoscope quilts by Paula Nadelstern. These were beyond quilts—the colors and shapes shifting off the wall. It is a must see for anyone with a love of textiles.

I also really appreciated the woodcarvings by Ulysses Davis. The details are amazing and fun, and there was a set of head carvings of 40 U.S. presidents all lined up. This piece really tickled my series-loving brain—all of the heads were lined up in rows.

We also managed to sneak in a visit to Mike’s cousin, wife, and kids in Westport, CT—it was great to see them all.

Now it’s back to the drawing board, although there’s so much going on this week, that I may not make it back until my art day Thursday!


1 Response to “East Coast Whirlwind”

  1. 1 beingbeatrice June 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Glad you had a good trip Nicole! The farm looks great & it sounds like you visited foodie heaven :)

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