Thursday, June 16, 2011

Simplicity Bistro is Open

Simplicity Bistro in Thornbury is now open for business and the menu looks amazing.  I just popped in the other day to check it out and the aroma was mouthwatering and the food looked spectacular. The four partners, Chef Andrew Barber, his wife Sylvia, Chef Scott Chalmers and his wife Melissa have done a major transformation to the interior of the building that used to house Sterios at 81 King Street East.  The restaurant boasts a fresh and elegant interior. Open for lunch and dinner you can make your reservations by calling 519.599.5550. Options like the Ravioli stuffed with shrimp and basil served with cherry tomato served in a roasted pepper sauce and the Spinach Salad served with grilled corn, red pepper, cherry tomato, red onion and goat cheese are calling out to me.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What's Keli-Anne up to?

For those of you who fondly remember Keli-Anne Pye-Beshara and her beautiful paintings, you can check out what she's up to these days from her studio in Holyrood.  Here's a note from her:

Howdy all:

This is a quick update on what’s been happening here in my Holyrood, Newfoundland studio.

I have a shiny fresh website brimming with brand spankin’ new paintings. Check it out

I have expanded the retail side of my business to include a new line of Stretched Canvas Prints and greeting cards - see the PRINTS page of my site to order. I have 13 new retail locations in Newfoundland carrying my prints and cards - see the STORES page.

I have branched out into a new medium - plywood! I am super excited about the results. I have attached a PowerPoint showing the process and my first 3 pieces. These 3 CUT-OUTS are for sale and need a public space in which to live. Feel free to pass this along to friends or associates.

I post the stages of my paintings on Facebook and write about the process as I go along. This is my way to paint in public within the comforts of my own home studio – life is grand Join me:

Thanks for your support. It is very much appreciated.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Luck vs Choice

This morning I just received a well written and inspirational blog post for a Monday morning that I thought I would share with you.  It's written by my friend Dr. Melissa and I think you'll find her post interesting.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011