Monday, August 31, 2015
These photos were taken of the official opening pour of Smokehouse, an American barbecue joint in Moldova. They opened at the end of June From left to right, the people are David Smith, Matt Stahlman, US Ambassador James Pettit, and Vlad Shuleanski. Three of the four are the owners; they worked very hard over the period of a year to open it.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
While getting ready to leave Moldova, we decided we needed to taste new wines to bring with us to Angola. Enter Carpe Diem. The wine bar is very small - our table took up the entire space - but very stocked with Moldovan wine from small wineries. We, along with ten of our friends, enjoyed an evening of wine tasting and delicious food. We also ended up buying several bottles to take with us.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This wondrous hand painted scarf was given me by my friend Ana. She commissioned it from her cousin, who is a master artist in northern Moldova. The pattern is adapted from old tiles. I absolutely love it. The colors are vibrant and the silk glides through my fingers and it's just gorgeous. Thank you so very much, Ana!