As Tore was eating his dessert at The French Room, it became clear he needed to write a blog. You are in for a treat. – Denise By Tore Bellis I normally encourage Denise to order adventurously. If she does, I select a safe option so that, if things go wrong, I can swap with her. But this time she went for the raspberry chocolate souffle, so I was free to go wild. When the ladies’ hat showed up, I knew I had chosen correctly. It was an off-white, fancy bonnet of meringue with a jaunty feather of hard sugar … Continue reading An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis
The Adolphus surprised me with a birthday cake. Not a slice of cake. Not a cheap sheet cake. A cake large enough to be shared but small enough to be shared with a few. A cake with multiple layers of flavor… and sprinkles. A cake made by a pastry chef at The Adolphus. The cake seemingly appeared out of nowhere. This really adds to the mystique of the hotel. I stepped away from my hotel room and there it was upon my return. A beautiful, perfectly square cake and a kind note to accompany it. That evening Tore and I … Continue reading My Birthday Cake from The Adolphus
I walked giddily to the rooftop pool at The Adolphus. Depending on the point of view— we were overdressed. Tore was in his tux and I was in my mod dress and boots— we had finished our meal from The … Continue reading Dancing on the Rooftop at The Adolphus, Part 3
We will pick up from my February 2019 visit to The Adolphus. (It will make sense as you read.) When we left the hotel and entered reality, I had a regret. I remembered I didn’t listen to my newest favorite … Continue reading The Door was Open So I Entered, Part 2 of Returning Home to The Adolphus
Friday, May 24, 2019 The big day was here: my return home to The Adolphus. Anything and everything that had occupied my mind up to this point in time vanished. When you walk through the doors of The Adolphus, the … Continue reading My Return Home to The Adolphus, Part 1
Opportunities for unique photos are everywhere. You can find them in unexpected places, like this potted plant at the Dallas Arboretum. Date: March 4, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon … Continue reading Canoe Adventure!
I don’t normally go for the vernacular in my writing – but what other word would describe miniatures hanging out on daffodils on a Spring day? Seems like ‘chillaxing’ is the only way to describe the moment! Date: February 24, … Continue reading Chillaxing
This photo is among my favorites that I took at the Dallas Arboretum. I noticed the seed pods and I saw an opportunity to make a meal out of it. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: The photo took some effort because I had a difficult time getting my model to cooperate. She kept falling over on the uneven ground. But with persistence ‘we’ were able to get the perfect shot. 🙂 Continue reading Dinner is Served
Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: I wish I had the behind the scenes shot. I spotted this … Continue reading Oh, the Paparazzi!
Whether you call them weeds or wildflowers… they certainly do attract butterflies! Here are some highlights from a recent visit to Oak Point Nature Preserve. I … Continue reading Wildflowers & Butterflies