Since it’s National Ice Cream Month and ice cream just sounds amazing right now, I thought it would be fun to look at a bunch of pictures of America’s favorite tasty treat. We awesome humans really can make anything an art; we can make the most simple dessert beautiful. Be sure to check for specials and deals at your Louisville ice cream shops – tis the season, after all.
Fourth of July and desserts are both in the title of this blog post, which makes it the best post ever! As you know from last week: I absolutely love the Fourth of July. Luckily, everyone else in Louisville does too so it’s always a good time. I went online to find delicious treats with a little red white and blue for your fun Independence Day activities.
All American Kabob
Old Fashioned Fun
White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The Highlands‘ St. Patricks Day Parade is this weekend, which means spring is upon us and Louisville is going to be hoppin’. The parade stretches from Baxter Avenue to Bardstown Road, one of the most popular areas for St. Paddy’s day fun.
The line runs Saturday at 3pm. It will begin at Broadway and Baxter and end at Mid City Mall. The theme this year is: 40 Shades of Green, so dress accordingly.
Though it is known for its cruise ship port, San Juan also has beautiful old world charm, and sights that excite the spirit. Strolling along the streets of Old San Juan the beauty is apparent in the colorful homes lining the streets and around every corner. You never know what treasures you may find.
The bright paint choices of each residence, as well as the commercial painting made for a breathtaking trip. The following are the moments we captured.
San Juan Fort
Taste of the Nightlife
The San Juan Fort Cliff in the Moonlight
Festive San Juan
The Busy Streets
Walking down to the bay
Colorful Homes with Ornate Verandas
Photography by Liz and Lee Sapata
I remember as a kid it was a tradition to go out on Christmas Eve and look at Christmas lights. My mom would have a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, popular carols would be playing in the background, and my face was pressed against the car window. Nowadays, the enthusiastic decorations have become more breathtaking than ever, Clark Griswold would be proud… or jealous. Here are our picks at Painters of Louisville for the best Christmas light displays.
San Antonio, TX
Pueblito Paisa, Columbia
The holiday season is upon us and it’s almost time to light up Louisville. The day after Thanksgiving marks one of the grandest events in our beautiful city. Light Up Louisville will include a Winter Wonderland Parade, a 5k walk/run, and Santa will light up the town to begin our 40 Nights of Lights.
Ending on New Year’s Eve, the 40 nights will present a light show between The Galt House and Fourth Street Live! You will also get to enjoy Fourth Street’s open ice skating rink. Louisville wants this to be the best holiday season yet, so be ready to paint the town with friends and family, and ring in the new year!
Election day is finally here, and finally almost over. If you’re like the rest of America, you’re dying for all the hype and arguing to be over with. Well now that we’re just about there, we wanted to lighten the mood. Take a look back at some of the funniest moments in politics, and have a laugh.
Halloween is just a day away, and with Pinterest and the DIY popularity it should be really exciting to see what people come up with. Whether it’s the last minute costume, or the ones that have taken months of planning and creating – homemade costumes are always the best. Here in Louisville, Halloween is always exciting. Whether you’re painting the town in the Highlands, St. Matthews or on Fourth Street – something is always going on.
Here are a few of our homemade favorites from past years.
The Price is Right and the Old Cat Lady
Mickey and Minnie
The Comic Book Character
A Little Tea and Sympathy
Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus
Sometimes we forget the magic, and history behind holidays like Halloween, and the Mexican Dia de los Muertos. It has never been about candy, the devil, or dressing up as the latest pop culture icon – rather, it is a very spiritual holiday where we celebrate those who have passed.
Dia de los Muertos, in particular, is a very family oriented day. Friends and family gather, they cook the favorite foods of the deceased, and choose one or two of their prized possessions to present to their grave. The holiday is celebrated on November 1, and many other countries around the world have a similar celebration on this day.
Another common tradition on this day is to paint your face to resemble a skull, or calaveras. In both Latin and European history, skulls and skeletons depicted in artwork symbolized ‘remembering death.’ The painted faces are a tribute to the dead.
We have put together a few of our favorite images of the calaveras, and festivities on Dia de los Muertos.