Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day Tripping; Grounds For Sculpture Hamilton, NJ

A handful of places make my list of all time favorite locations. And any place that can make me feel like I am visiting one of those far away places, without the time or expense of having to fly across an ocean... well, I think any place that can accomplish that is just plain awesome!

One of my favorite places to visit is Monet's house and gardens in Giverny, France. It's an amazing & wonderful place.... and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ made me feel like I was there this weekend. Yes, a place in NJ did that for me and it only costs $15!!! 

Lunch or dinner at Rat's is a must when you visit. If you don't have time, at least enjoy a cocktail here and let yourself be transported to France (sit outside) or Morocco (sit by the bar).

These are all sculptures- Not paintings! Seward Johnson wanted to pay homage to the classics and bring famous works of art to life.

This is a really fun place... lots of hidden gardens, covered pathways, twists and turns.

Through September 21st 2014 you can see the Seward Johnson Exhibition. Which includes his Forever Marilyn!

The yellow wall in this photo is about 10 feet tall!

Peacocks roam the property and mingle with the sculptures and guests.

This place is worth taking a full day to visit. I highly recommend eating on the property at Rat's Restaurant or bring a blanket and The Peacock Cafe will pack you a picnic that you can pick up upon arrival!

Grounds for Sculpture well exceeded my expectations... I can't believe a place like this exists in New Jersey!
xo Lizzie

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


My Samardzija puppy turned 9 and we celebrated with puppycakes!

Trying to hold herself back... she later inhaled it!

My sweet birthday girl :)

I used Brown Eyed Baker's puppycakes recipe. They turned out perfectly and puppy really loved the peanut butter yogurt frosting! I liked that the recipe used whole wheat flour and applesauce.

Happy Birthday Samardzija!
xo xo xo xo