Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

So where are all of my American expats spending Thanksgiving?

Eating Prague Tours has some suggestions for you if you're not sure yet.  As for me, I'll be hosting this year, which means bring on the feast...and the wine.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy 98th Birthday, DinDin!

Happy 98th Birthday, DinDin!  

I miss you more than you would ever understand...and love you more than you could possibly ever know.
Always by my side, always in my heart...

I light a candle for you, my DinDin

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

According to Radio Praha, there is a unique 64-carat diamond worth 16 million USD currently on display in Prague. 

I had hoped they would have included a photo of said diamond, but alas, they have let me down. Apparently the stone beautiful rock that should be on my finger is on loan Antwerp and was found in Lesotho, South Africa, in 2012.  They claim that it is the biggest diamond ever shown in the Czech Republic. 

The exhibit also has other diamonds on display...some 200 or so.  Since I can't get to this exhibit, I am counting on one of my readers to go and take a photo for me so I can then oggle this beautiful rock that should be on my finger.

Siroka 15 in Prague (Google tells me this is the home of Diamonds International Corp.)
Hurry!  You only have until November 16th.  Thereafter aforementioned beautiful rock that should will be on my finger.

Here is a map of where to go:
Map of Široká 124/15, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czech Republic

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Tis the Season

As you know, us Czechs love our marionettes.  So for all of you in NYC, here's your chance to get in touch with your Czech or not-so-Czech side.  

'Tis the Season!

The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre  is starting the season with A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa 

La MaMa Theatre (The Club) 
74A East Fourth Street  
December 4-14 Fridays through Saturdays at 10:00 PM, Saturdays @ 2pm & Sundays at 5:00 PM Box office (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Just call me Jirí Štift

So my taste buds were salivating over the Kulajda recipe that I posted not long ago.  So much so that I just had to try to make it for myself...and this is the end result 
(mine is on the top, if you couldn't tell)

 Kulajda (Creamy Soup With Dill and Poached Egg)

It was damn good.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dvořák's "New World" is coming to The Big Apple

For those of you in New York, this would be a

The original manuscript of the "New World" Symphony returns for the first time to New York City, where it was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893. On loan from the Czech National Museum, the manuscript will be reunited with original orchestral parts from the New York Philharmonic, created for the world premiere at Carnegie Hall in 1893. 

The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Czech Center Gallery at the Bohemian National Hall from Monday, November 17th -Friday, November 21st daily from 1pm - 9pm.  Tours will be offered, and lectures presented Tuesday, November 18th -Thursday, November 20th daily at 6pm. The Dvořák Room will be open during exhibition hours. Admission is free. 

For more information please visit: www.czechcenter.com  &  www.dvoraknyc.org

Monday, November 3, 2014

"Czech, Please: Prague’s Restaurant Revival" - WSJ

An article in this weekend's Wall Street Journal caught my eye because it's about my favorite thing...

Kulajda (Creamy Soup With Dill and Poached Egg)
Kulajda (Creamy Soup With Dill and Poached Egg) 

Mmmm, Kulajda is delicious!  Care to try it at home?  Here is the link to the recipe

Sunday, November 2, 2014

This year's costume unveiled...

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hemingway. Shall we call him the Patron Saint of Cocktails?

"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools." — For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1940

According to CNN Travel, one of the world's 50 best bars is in (drumroll, please) Prague.  Can't say I am shocked as I have had my fair share of great memories at several of them.

So, which bar is it?  One that I have not been to, but will have to visit next time I am in town, and that bar is Hemingway Bar.  I must say, I am quite impressed with their cocktail list and their abundance of gins and rums (my favorite spirits!).  This place has that speak easy, prohibition-era vibe. I like it.

 "I wanted to try this new drink. That's all we do, isn't it—look at things and try new drinks?" —"Hills Like White Elephants," Men Without Women, 1927