Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston

Photo credit: Jules, 2008, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston, Texas

The Cockrell Butterfly Center at Houston's Museum of Natural Science: a lovely and serene locale, complete with mariposas bonitas floating gracefully throughout the center.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Barnaby's Cafe, Houston, Texas

Image credit: Jules @ Quirky Wanderlust

Barnaby's Cafe is a cool spot with a great atmosphere for brewery-style eats in a family-friendly setting, all with an excellent staff. Read more about this hip Houstonian spot here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Black Springs Bakery, Beechworth, Australia

Oliveaux, a dreamy interior design site, recently posted those gorgeous pictures of a cozy escape in Australia... if you are in the mood for a provencial get-a-way head on over to Oliveaux to read more and see some of the scenes from this lovely locale. To link directly to the article, click here.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Reykjavik: Bjork's Wanderlust Video

Reykjavik rocks! I'm missing my time on the little island of Island. But Bjork does not disappoint in bringing me back, at least in my daydreams, to her lovely home. Here's to Iceland's quirky first lady of rock, for giving a shout out to Wanderlust.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Quirky Wanderlust Goes to Washington

Photo Credit: Jules @ Quirky Wanderlust

I recently watched a documentary about Mr. Smith Goes to Washington... and the film has permeated my mind... thus, my current wanderlusting is directed at Washington, D.C... how about you? What is your current quirky wanderlust?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Subway Saudade (Lusting for the Metro)

I didn't grow up in a city that has the convenience of a metro. We did have a bus system that I used on occassion, but usually it was a bit of a freightening experience. I didn't experience the metro mode of transportation until I was 17 but since that time I've had an enduring affection for that mode of transporation. The metro systems in Paris, London, Washington, D.C. , and NYC have all been great experiences.

Of course, I don't really mind driving so much, but I do prefer the luxury of a city with a metro. It would give me more peace of mind, time to calm down before a day of work, it would be more eco-friendly, plus would create a savings on transportation costs/car up-keep.

How does everyone else feel about driving? Do you prefer to drive? Walk? Take the metro? Hail a cab? Do you think other cities in the US have the infrastructure or space to create a metro system?

Image credit: Jules @ Quirky Wanderlust