Post gig 📸📷📸 Into the Veil 2018 Chicago.
On my flight on the way back to NYC and I’m dealing with bittersweet feelings, I’m sad it’s over but I’m so thankful to experience once again major magical moments with the two Lauren’s that I absolutely adore❤️This time we got to perform with two wonderful musicians Quentin and Nate who came prepared with a car full of instruments and had us dancing to beautiful Middle-Eastern and Moroccan beats! I can’t wait to perform with them again 🎵🎶🎵 Congratulations to the badass women that makes this event happen every year...ladies you bring your guests and artists to a magical place that you keep on wanting to go back for more 🙌💖💖💖👏👏 @megsparklepony @adrianamolello @atlasobscura @rissahey #intotheveil#gracelandcemetery#thankful#dancefamily#assuit#magicalmoments#bellydancelife#nybound#atlasobscura
This is Bled cream cake, served in a perfect square, and made up of a puff pastry that’s been folded seven times, egg custard, a lightly sweetened layer of whipped cream, another layer of puff pastry, and a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s named after Slovenia’s Lake Bled, snuggled against the Julian Alps, and dates back to the 18th century.
Almost every cafe along the lake offers the cream cake known as kremna rezina, but the bakery that started it all is located inside Hotel Park. After chef Ištvan Lukačević came to work at the hotel following World War II, he developed a new cream cake recipe and debuted it to the public in 1953. The bakery has churned out more than 12 million pieces since its debut, and they use the original recipe to this day. 📸: Photo regrammed from @travelwithpegah.
Come see amazing “very short films for a distracted world” OPENING this Friday in Bushwick 6-9 work by @albertomoss @aleia @beeple_crap @cool3dworld @kelseybennett333 @sholim_ @zolloc Curated by @samcannon #bos2018
New Orleans performed one of her magic tricks for us last night. She turned a bottle of rum into a door disguised by jazz, into a secret bar, into a rendez-vous with a gypsy queen, into tarot card readings in Madame Olivier's cat-haunted 19th century parlor. Believe me, the truth of New Orleans magic is grander and richer than any of its fictional portrayals. Last night the spell was cast by a group of like-minded souls basking in the sweet comforts of good fellowship & chocolate birthday cake. There is magic outside and there is magic within. Live open hearted and wide eyed; find your tribe, cast your spell. 📷 @martindalemediagroup @olivierhousehotel
The Quassaick Deli in New Windsor, New York was one of those special places you find on a country drive, inspiring you to keep looking for more hidden Americana in the hinterlands. I last photographed it in June 2015, and was saddened to learn from fellow traveler @sign_of_the_time that the sign is now gone. This “privilege sign,” courtesy of the @cocacola company, had such patina — a crusty, rusty weathered relic, once commonplace, now something to seek out, treasure when you find and appreciate for however long you have. Pretty much like anything that matters in life. #retrologist
Adam and I got gussied up and walked around Graceland Cemetery and saw all sorts of performances.
Then we attempted a photo booth at Longroom. Not pictured: the first frame which is just my fur coat.
we celebrated the Autumnal Equinox by helping Atlas Obscura throw a graveyard party at Graceland Cemetery! my dude Jorge ran our bars & our team like an absolute champ, all the bartenders repped Emporium as true pros, & the Anarchitype Productions homies killed it on the bar designs as they do! 10/10 would travel “Into The Veil” again! ⚰️
Always on the hunt for the strange... today we visited an #ossuary containing the skulls and bones from soldiers who died during the battle of San Martino
The battle of San Martino was waged in 1859 and was a significant moment in the Second Italian War of Independence. The kingdoms of Piedmont and Sardinia, which came together with the help of the French army, waged war to resist the occupying Austrian forces. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts fought by northern Italians.
Originally built as a chapel, the Ossario di San Martino was later converted into an ossuary, which was opened in 1870. Thousands of bones and skulls from soldiers from both sides, exhumed from the mass graves in which they were buried, rest in a display behind the altar. The exterior walls contain plaques commemorating the fighters from different cities and regions who took part in the war.
The way back from Davit Gareja to Sighnaghi lasts two hours by car and goes through the beautiful plains of Kakheti’s region where almost no tree is growing.
Time to time, I could notice a herd gazing in the distance, giving a scale to these endless plains.
Kakheti Region, Georgia