UNTIL NEXT YEAR, DECEMBER NIGHTS!
I am exhausted from all the activities at our annual December Nights! Brandon, my poodle buddy, Erika the rag doll cat, Franklin the arachnophobic rat, and I are basically immobile from all the goodies we have eaten from hand outs and crumbs on the ground. This is just Heaven! We still haven't covered the whole Village for overlooked goodies!
This year, we had so many guests walk into our Village and enjoy the decorated, cheerful, colorful, ambience of the Holidays. Twinkling lights, trees decorated with Christmas packaging & balls, booths lined up and down the patio displaying and selling their artwork, the aroma of food from the food booths, every studio spruced up and decorated for the holiday event....every year, this event happens, and every year, it is a place of magic, old time memories, and charm.
Soon, my cousin 'Miss Molly' will be visiting me...can't wait for you to meet her. In the meantime, I need to knock off a pound or two before she comes....(she's a silly, vain, creature and I couldn't have her slimmer than me).
Come visit us in Spanish Village Art Center...we're open 7-days a week, 11AM-4PM, and we have 37 working studios for you to see, and perhaps purchase a handmade, original, piece of art. We are family and pet friendly, free to come and visit, usually have live music for you to enjoy, and the vintage and ambience of a village in Spain.
Time for a nap, again....
Monday, December 10, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO:
DECEMBER 7, FRIDAY 5PM-10PM
AND DECEMBER 8, SATURDAY 5PM-10PM
It's a free event held every year in Balboa Park.
Come early, there is limited parking, shuttle service from the VA Hospital, valet parking, and for those of you who are not polar bears, dress warmly! Bring your appetite, because there are lots of food boots, and yummies to enjoy!
MOST OF ALL, COME VISIT US IN SPANISH VILLAGE ART CENTER!
It's Thanksgiving weekend which means LEFTOVERS! Yes! Bites of turkey and stuffing, yam with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, and scraps of pumpkin pie!
I'm pretty stuffed from oblidging everyone's generosity to me, and am lying down motionless for lack of energy....too stuffed.
Around me, villagers are intently decorating the village in preparation of 'DECEMBER NIGHTS'....AKA: Christmas on the Prado....a great family event where over 100,000 visitors come to celebrate and experience the holiday event.
On this festive Friday and Saturday night, museums are free, colorful Christmas lights are festooned throughout the Park, free entertainment everywhere, lots of caroling and music at the Organ Pavilon, ethnic foods galore at the International Houses, and much ado for the holiday season throughout the Park....
But, I'd rather stay in Spanish Village Art Center, where my Village family welcomes everyone into our charming, quaint, storybook setting, lined with vintage white cottages, and outdoor booths, displaying a wide variety of original artwork to admire and sell.
Up and down the Village are twinkling, colorful lights, festive decorations, food booths, live Christmas music, a live Santa to tell your gift wishes, and the aroma of popcorn, cinnamon, and apple cider.
Christmas in Spanish Village is a glimpse into the past....an Old Time Christmas.
Don't be surprised to see dogs dressed up with hats, some lighted up, wearing Christmas frocks, and colorful bows.
In Studio 26, dogs receive courtesy Christmas collar bows, tasty doggy milkbones, belly rubs, pats on the head, and fresh water....a pet friendly stop.
I am looking forward to seeing you! I will be the fluffy, longhaired, 4-legged, smiling, beauty, with the big pink bow on my collar!