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Archive for August, 2012

Cotton Candy.

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Fluffy, pink and blue. Ethereal and untouchable.
Shot on an iPhone by Ashley Youkilis.

A Night to Discover.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Imagine seeing a large group of people at a bus stop schlepping folding chairs, card tables and picnic baskets. Strange, right? To top it off, each person is clad in white from head to toe.

A new flash mob phenomenon called Le Diner en Blanc has come to the U.S. Since it began in Paris, this combination white party and impromptu picnic has spread like wildfire to 26 other cities in five continents. New York City held the first American Diner en Blanc, proving that the concept was a success after 31,000 locals signed up, hoping to get on the list. This summer, the event will be recreated in Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Northern New Mexico, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and our very own Cincinnati.

So what’s the catch you ask? Le Diner en Blanc is invitation only and takes place at an outdoor landmark in the city, the location of which is unknown to guests until their designated public transportation arrives at the event. In addition to wearing only white, there are a number of other strict rules. Participants must bring certain sized card tables, white linens, white chairs, a picnic dinner and china place settings to keep with the elegant traditions of the event.

When it began over 20 years ago, Le Diner en Blanc was solely a word of mouth event. Thanks to the pervasiveness of digital media, the event has expanded exponentially. Despite the changes in technology, Le Diner en Blanc has maintained the intrinsic elements of surprise, class and camaraderie.

Cincinnati is one of the final cities to host their Diner en Blanc in September. As the event nears, guests will heighten their excitement by planning their attire, gathering their picnic and guessing the undisclosed location. So if you see groups of people dressed in white with card tables and picnic baskets on an upcoming September evening, you’ll know the secret’..

Summer in motion.

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Water, fountains, kids — they are inextricably linked in the summer months. ‘Innocence, enthusiasm and pure unbridled’energy abound.
Shot on an iPhone’by Paul Bell, using Instagram’Filter: Sutro

The Mona Lisa Could Be a Decadent Delight.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Who doesn’t love cake? Apart from being a work of culinary art, a slice of rich, delicious, moist cake with silky smooth butter cream frosting is a reliable comfort food that can almost guarantee any situation to be a little bit better. In their oldest form, these desserts were fried breads or cheesecakes in a round shape. Today, the baking process has been simplified with electric equipment and premixed ingredients from a box, making cakes a more prevalent form of dessert. True cake aficionados appreciate the art form of making these pastries from scratch ‘ batter through icing.’ Every city has a handful of artisan bakeries that rely on decades old family recipes rather than succumbing to the ‘factory’ approach of so many commercial bakeries.

Even one look at the finished product proves that cake decorating is a true art form. Television shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes delve into the hustle and bustle of the industry, giving us a behind the scenes look at what inspires their creations. These bakery teams have built everything from a replica of Yankee Stadium to Mount Rushmore. In the presence of a fully decorated cake, it is often times difficult to remember that a baked and shaped, it is a blank canvas for an artist. Although just about anyone can appreciate the beauty of an iced and decorated cake, it is inspiring to see the intricate detail of the process.

While cake is certainly artistic, it is also nostalgic. ‘The sight of a decorated cake with or without candles is like a time machine transporting us to our youth. ‘Whether it is a wedding, a birthday celebration or a rainy day, this dessert unifies friends and loved ones, creating happy memories for a lifetime. Unlike many good things in life, cake very rarely holds a negative connotation.

Think back to a time you have eaten cake. What was the occasion? Who were you with? What flavor was it? And most importantly, how did it make you feel?’ There’s probably an open bakery in your neighborhood’..

Light. House.

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Flat panels create planes of color and light for an image that looks like more like a painting than a photograph.
Shot on an iPhone using an InstaGram filter, by Rick Painter.