11.19.2008

Crepes, Theatre and the Fabulous Beryl Cook


So far this week has been quite social for me. Monday night was spent dining at The Creperie in Beverly Hills with three of my best friends. We spent the night eating crepes, laughing and reminiscing... who could ask for a better evening?

Tuesday night I went to the lovely Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown to see the Tony Award winning musical, Spring Awakening. This show was fabulous, but a word to the wise- do not see this with your parents! Who knew so much nudity, cussing and racy actions could be packed into a musical that takes place in turn of the century Germany?! I should have known, with a name like Spring Awakening what I was getting myself into. Luckily I saw this with friends so the embarrassment factor was non-existent. Once I got past the shock factor, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

And finally, while searching for images to post on tonight's blog, I came across the fabulous Beryl Cook's work (see Ladies Who Lunch, above). Cook died in May of this year and what a tragic loss. Her paintings, while not necessarily deep, sure did make me smile. I also love Dining in Paris, below.


Trust me, if Gatsby was allowed in restaurants, this is what "date night" would look like for my husband and me... escargot anyone?

For more information the Creperie, please visit: www.creperiebyjacknjills.com

For information on Spring Awakening, please visit: www.centertheatregroup.org

Ladies Who Lunch courtesy of: www.leadingartevents.co.uk

Dining in Paris courtesy of: www.studio18.co.uk

10 comments:

vicki archer said...

Sounds like a very fun week - much more fun than me, in bed at 9pm. xv

Perfumeshrine said...

Beryl Cook seems to have been inspired by Fernando Bottero, so take a look at his work as well ;-)
(and he's a great artist btw)

Rose said...

I agree with Vicki sounds like a really fun week. I've heard Spring Awakening is quite eye opening!

Beryl Cook's bodies are so contentedly plump aren't they!

Ah if you could take Gatsby to France you could take him out all the time. The ammount of dogs i saw in restaurants in Lille was amazing, haven't noted it so much in Paris though.

Jenavira13 said...

Helg, I can definately see the connection with Bottero.

Daily, sounds like you had a fine time, but who doesn't when eating crepes? I suspect any dog would be as happy in that picture; I can just imagine my family's dog in it too giving the infamous "But what about me? I think I would like some wine." He really such wonderfully goofy dog.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Vicki- This week was unusually social for me- I typically go to bed by 10!

Sleep well...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Helg- I also LOVE Fernando Botero... my husband and I stayed at the Grand Wailea in Maui for our honeymoon- they have an amazing collection of Botero's bronze sculptures throughout the property... I have been a fan ever since...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Rose- Yes, I love how Cook's bodies are contentedly plump- there is something so comforting about that... I think plump people are more interesting to look at in paintings than skinny people... Funny that it is the opposite when looking at a magazine...

I must take Gatsby to Paris in his lifetime... I think he would LOVE it :)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Jena- The crepes were amazing- savory and sweet... in amazing combinations! Ooh I already want to go back!

ScentScelf said...

We have a fantastic crepe restaurant here, too, in business for over 20 years...have always enjoyed progressing from savory to sweet in the intimate ambience there.

[Off to find spouse and see if we can go on a jaunt...]

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Scentscelf- Creperies are so fantastic aren't they? I hope you were able to go out and enjoy a few crepes a deux :)

 
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