If you plan to go to Denver, drive to Colorado Springs it only one hour away and truly worth the ride. You can stop at Manitou Springs, discover the Gods Garden, Pike Peaks, and so many more things that we could do!

Cos Rodeo :

It’s never too late to see your first Rodeo.

As explained to us, the animals are not mistreated they are cared for as “rock star”. 

I have to say that it seems much harder from a human perspective. What a challenge to stay on these bulls, horses and sheeps ( junior only).

We went to the rodeo organized by CosRodeo at Colorado Springs, in the noris penrose arena. Great choice, people were very nice to us. lots of activities were provided for the children who were treated like kings. From mounting horses, playing darts on ballons entering in tippis, hearing stories, a Beautiful parade, Live concert for all after the rodeo. 

The diner was good and served in the arena, smores were available. 

After the Rodeo they inflated a hot air ballons and we could all take turn and jump in.

It was a perfect evening, I did not want to leave …

More in images.












Queen and Princess: 


Some restaurants tips:

In Colorado Springs : 
Bambino’s Urban pizzeria

 Josh and Johns Ice cream

Around Colorado Springs:

If you are looking for Donut ! The Donut Mill
Manitou Springs 

The Mountains Shadow Also seen in diner and dives on 📺 
To go to :

The Gods’ garden an unforgettable hike the park is free, we would have like to book in advance and discover it on horse back, but discovering it on foot is unforgettable! 


We also visited the US Air Force Academy, very impressive. They have a chapel to welcome all faith Protestant on top, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist on the lower level, and we saw some indications for others religions ( muslims Methodist and more ).

Hotel :

The hotel we stayed was very clean and perfectly located. And the housekeeping team surprised us with beautiful paper towel arrangements! : Towneplace Marriot Colorad Springs 

Where : Maison Harlem – NYC – NY

When : June 10, 2017.   5-7 Pm 

New work:

Edition Special : Maison Harlem by Jessica de Vreeze, Portrait d’Atmosphère Volume 3 : Five Photography in very limited edition …. edition of ONE, Edition of Two!… Come and discover. 

Two Portrait d’Atmosphère from Volume 1!

And One Portrait d’Atmosphère from Volume 2!

Get it if you can, they won’t last.


More about my work www.jessdv.com

It has been a while I wanted to share with you my favorite restaurants in NYC. This time I chose to do it through a map. Super handy. I ll add more restaurants to it in the week to come and other maps will follow, best park, my favorite museums and many more.

Enjoy

Pour vous une liste de mes restaurants favoris à NYC profitez bien:

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Some tips on my top french restaurants:

1/Maison Harlem, love the food the ambiance the wine, it’s just like being in Chaletet les Halles in Paris or la butte Montmartre. Their ratatouille is amazing and there merguez home made, duck, tarte flambée…

2/La tarte Flambé highly recommended, to be tried asap

3/ If I want French or Swiss Raclette, I ll go to http://raclette.nyc ( Lower East Side)

4/Orsay for everything

5/ Demarchelier for the cheese fondue

Just click on the  Map… bon appetit

 

Do you some time recall And dream of past flavors, a taste, a dish, a meal, And more…

Since I Have tried Julian Medina’s tacos ceviche, And more, I can’t stop thinking about the next occasion to Have one more.

Each bite Is so refined and balanced, it s never too much, and still not too little.

I have to confess that you have to hold yourself from ordering again and again.

Wether it s fish, meat or sea food, the herbs or veggies employed brings the acidity or peps or softness needed, and the sauce brings the spice and smoothness balancing the crunch … It s an explosion of savors! Une explosion de saveurs en bouche!

Always a good ambiance and happy mood.

Luckily they opened in different parts of town, I have not tried all locations but might end up trying them all to find more excuses to eat this delicious cuisine … 

I have rarely found food to dream about… Toloache is as good as beautiful and in a great ambiance.

A must go if you pass by NYC…

On these words wishing you a good night or good day..

Press here to get access to their website and location http://toloachenyc.com/mobile/home.html

I have to admit I was so busy eating I did not even think about taking a picture before enjoying my order… I ll use some of the pictures posted on Julian Medina’s page to give you an idea.. Vous mettre d eau à la Bouche !


(Once again : pictures not taken by me…)


P.S. A great place to go in larger group it s very convivial … But perfect alone you will never be alone while enjoying such delicious food, two for a date or any number …the point is not to miss an occasion 🙃
And as a bonus check Julian s Medina Facebook page for his guacamole recipe.

A bientôt


We love climbing Up these letters… When suddenly We see 2 lovely women spreading the American flag in front of the “I Am Amsterdam” Letters.

Happy 4th of July to you too we said…

Decided to share that nice image with you…

Enjoy the 4 of July everywhere ❤️

Nice meeting You Alice And Mallorie ! 

Xoxo Jessica 

Unbelievable but true these pictures were taken In Central Park this morning. 


Pictures by Hopeje ( Jessica de Vreeze ©) feel free To Share and use but keep The copyrights In mind and tag me.

Wishing You a Great Sunday !

1/ Maison Harlem 

French ambiance, with a warm touch that completly Harlem, NY, USA’s style! This restaurant could be in the center of Paris, I would see it in Chatelet les Halles, as it could be in Lyon or Bordeaux, but it is for our luck in NYC! 

Food is delicious, mainly French with a North African touch (a delicious couscous and the best Mergues).

The product used are carefully selected from local producer. I did give up, eating meat in many places in The USA, but in MAISON Harlem I do not think twice, and enjoy myself. 

Next on my to try list: the half rosted chicken, Miam Miam  yummy.

And my unconditional love : their ratatouille.


contact + pixs

2/ ChaiWali 

Indian fusion I love Their Food And Their decoration. Well though inside-out! You ll find a nice terrass on the back with a gigantic bird cage! 

Contact and more

3/ The Red Rooster

This one is a corner stone of Harlem! Amazing drinks! Earthy southern American food and live music you would not want to miss!

Ambiance !!!! A real Atmosphère! People are alive ! Sensual and want to enjoy life ! You feel it all around you! It s a real pleasure to be there !

Tip: no reservations during WE arrive early and enjoy a drink by the bar. 

Contact and pixs

A Very good Address Upper East side NYC

Mei-Jin Ramen 

Located on:

3rd av And 82nd 

A quote From people living down town:

“We are coming From down-town To way Their Ramen”.

Nothing else To Add…


Enjoy…

Xoxo
hopeje