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Posts tagged “sleeping beauty

Sarasota {spotlight}.

Posted on August 24, 2013

This summer I was granted the honor of coming home to guest perform for The Carreño Dance Festival ~ An opportunity that would allow me to dance (professionally) for friends and family who haven’t seen me on stage in over 10 years since I moved away from home…To say the experience was surreal would be gently understated since words can hardly describe how it felt…Sharing the stage with the ever beautiful Julie Kent, Jose Carreño and graceful Jordan Long …. training with world renowned teachers including Robert de Warren, Ariel Serrano, and Loipa Araujo … It was what I like to call a weekend of {Epiphany Moments}. Taking class with the next generation of young talent…seeing the fire in the eyes of young dancers, emulating the expertise of the…

New Beginnings in Boston.

Posted on April 8, 2013

Dearest readers, I write you from my new home in ‘the hub‘…where Fenway Park neighbors the house of Paul Revere, brick brownstones line the historic streets and baseball guarantees passionate conversation… I nearly forgot how quickly time flies after an international move! Do forgive me the temporary absence… In lieu of writing I’ve been unpacking, furniture shopping, and navigating my new neighborhood in between rehearsals and performances of The Sleeping Beauty at the Boston Opera House – A 2,677 seat theater that claims the stage I’ll learn to know and love… I’m humbled to share that I’ve been welcomed with open arms by the talented dancers of the Boston Ballet ~ a company of unbelievable talent that has already opened my eyes to new heights…

Winter, Crisps & Crumbles

Posted on December 23, 2012

What else do I enjoy besides the comforting flavors of stews, soups and hearty root vegetables this chilly time of year…? Well the equally soothing selection of wintry sweets of course! While Ice Cream is an obvious go-to all year through, there is just something about a Berry Crisp or Raspberry Crumble Bar that leaves me smiling all throughout December…  With 15 Sleeping Beauties behind us and a busy New Year ahead, I will leave you dear readers, with dreams of baked berries beneath oat-laden ceilings of crispy goodness…a nibble or two of bite sized happiness to carry you into 2013…and visions of a wintry wonderland I’m blessed to call home :) Happy Holidays!  Seasons of Snow. ~p.e.

yuletide fare & fairy hair.

Posted on December 12, 2012

One thing I absolutely anticipate this time of year is what I’ve come to know as ‘Christmas Cozy’s’…This type of hygge gathering is at best, a combination of lovely friends, favorite holiday jingles, and one too many plates of ‘Jul’ cookies & cakes. I prefer to go ‘potluck’ style, and this year had each darling guest contribute their favorite traditional goodies…I thought it would be festive to see an assortment of family favorites coming from different corners of the earth… Norway, Denmark, South Africa, America…I whipped up a loaf of Pumpkin Bread and some Spiced nuts to serve along with these Sesame bars…sprinkled the table with Clementines & Candles and the rest was a surprise with the arrival of each familiar face…think Saffron Buns…’Snowballs’…

Sesame Bars & Snacks.

Posted on December 6, 2012

Come December, you can bet dancers around the world are working overtime to various Tchaikovsky scores…decorating stages with visions of Sugarplums, Snowflakes, & fairytale magic of the like… This means double (for some companies triple!) show days every weekend, with a few late nighters sprinkled throughout the weeks in between. When all is turned and tired, it is all we can do to beat the winter cold, vigorous working schedule and perhaps one too many hours in satin shoes…am I right? am I right? That being said, I wanted to share with the world a simply brilliant recipe I adapted ever-so-slightly from one of my new favorite blogs, Green Kitchen Stories.  It’s the perfect go-to, ‘in a pinch’ power bite, complete with your crunch,…

Back to Beauty.

Posted on November 30, 2012

As friday wraps up a month of Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and a good lumpsome of La Bayadere’s,  we will finish the month off at the Royal Theater this evening ~ where Christopher Wheeldon’s Sleeping Beauty (created on the Royal Danish ballet two years ago) will repremeire. Our first of fourteen performance this month, I will look forward to enchanting audiences with a Song here and there…perhaps attending to the Lilac Fairy or playing in the garden amongst Aurora and her other friends. Once again, a little sneak peak of the breathtaking costumes designed by the talented Jerome Kaplan…Time to reawaken the fairytale with Tchaikovsky’s gentle melody, gifts of Song, Temperament…romantic second acts ‘nymphing‘ and perhaps a few roses from a faraway Prince ;) Pictured…

backstage bayadère.

Posted on November 24, 2012

Are you all recovering from Turkey day? I would love to wish the Happiest Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans this week… Here’s to tables full of family and all the fixin’s…Don’t you just love an excuse to try out new recipes while digging up those traditional favorites past down from generations?? Creamed Kale anyone? Gluten free stuffing? I was happy to contribute a homemade Pumpkin Pie to the dessert table this year.. Remember this one that reined last November? Maybe you were more into the Pumpkin Scones from Alice’s Tea Cup..too hard to choose :) This evening we will finish up our run of La Bayadere over at the Royal Theater. Did you get to see it? I thought I might dedicate a little corner…


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