Mischief with this little fellow
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My samples have finally arrived!! Iron-on-patches will be my very first product under my new label, Petits Genoux: Children’s Accessories Built For Adventure. Follow along over the coming months as this project comes to life.
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This trash truck made one little man’s Hanukkah a very happy one. Love these German made trucks. Let the collecting begin.
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Day 3 Cont’d
After meandering through the beautiful streets of Prague and a quick stop at Museum Kampa (a modern art museum housed in a former flour mill) to see David Černý’s black babies, we all had lunch on our minds.
Like everything else about this amazing trip, the perfect reservation at Cafe Savoy had been acquired and an epic meal at this chic French/Czech eatery awaited us.
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Just a casual winter scene photobooth at Love The Design Summerhill. Hot chocolate and marshmallows - they made Atticus’ year!!
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Our little superhero
\\ A D V E N T U R E S W I T H O U T A T T I C U S // Prague Castle
Day 3: Prague, Czech Republic
There is nothing quite like arriving in a city after dark and then opening the curtains the following morning. While our evening entrance was cloaked in mist, the next morning was anything but.
After we shook off the beer cobwebs with caffeine and pastries at Hotel Emblem, we hit the town on foot. A crisp morning (ok afternoon), but the sparkling sun reflected off the Vitava River as we crossed one of Prague’s 17 bridges.
The Prague castle was our first stop. Fortunately our tour guide read the general mood of the group and opted to take us by tram to the top. The castle and views were breathtaking - made even more authentic thanks to the orchestral serenade in the castle courtyard.
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\\ H A P P Y H A N U K K A H // Eight Crazy Nights
\\ A D V E N T U R E S W I T H O U T A T T I C U S //Prague the misty city
The foggy streets of Prague welcomed us in the cool night air. As dusk fell around the city we checked into the stunning new Emblem Hotel and refreshed before another memorable meal.
But first, a few pints of Pilsner Urquell at Lokal U Bile Kuzelky - a truly authentic beerhall.
A dinner had been arranged for our group at Kampa Park. Seated in a private room we enjoyed course after incredible course (featuring beautiful black truffles that just happened to be in season during our visit to Europe - lucky us!) paired with cold, crisp Pilsner Urquell and Czech wines especially chosen for us by fellow traveler and sommalier, Anton Potvin.
After dinner we definitely needed a walk - and walk is exactly what we did. With a night tour of the old city. So much history within those walls.
After more pints at some local watering holes, it was only fitting that we end the night dancing at a cheesy Czech nightclub. The rest is a bit of a blur….
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A few more shots of the brewery, oak barrel making, our horse & carriage and how to pour the perfect Pilsner Urquell:
- Keg’s should be stored at 8°C
- Perfect pouring temperature is between 6-8°C
- The ideal serving temperature is 7°C
- Always rinse your glass to remove any soapy residue that could ruin the flavor and chemistry of your brew
- The head should be creamy and dense with no visible bubbles
\\ A D V E N T U R E S W I T H O U T A T T I C U S // Czech Republic
Day 2: Pilsen, Czech Republic
After sleeping off our beer-induced hangovers and mild jetlag, we had the opportunity to check out Pilsen’s main attraction, the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Located in the heart of town, the history and stories recounted to us by our hosts were fascinating and fantastical. A citizens brewery that came to be thanks to the King of Bohemia’s Royal Charter in 1295 which granted all families living within the city walls the rights to brew and sell beer in perpetuity. Cheers to that!
After a morning spent touring the 56 hectare property (by horse and buggy no less), we learned about the brewing process from start to finish.
Lunch was a welcomed diversion - we had develop a mighty hunger (and of course thirst) for hearty Czech cuisine and fresh beer after all the tunnel walking.
A cozy table was set for us in one such tunnel below the brewery and a beautiful feast was served. Duck over sauerkraut with potato and bread dumplings. This was washed down with copious amounts of un-pasteurized Pilsner Urquell. We were lucky to have the opportunity to soak in all the amazing health properties this brew is packed with (enzymes, minerals vitamins and atioxidants to name but a few).
After hitting the souvenir shop (Atticus got a Pilsner Urquell beer big rig), we headed to Prague. The drive went quickly as we all passed out from exhaustion.
\\ A D V E N T U R E S I N P I L S E N // Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour