The sun shone in Girdwood for Love and Blueberries. The Alyeska Resort Blueberry Mountain Arts & Music Festival was held under sunny skies and fresh mountain air. I had a chance to see two of my favorite artists who had booths at the event. Anna Waschke of WanderingStar Studio had wonderful new boxes and mixed media dolls. I’ve given several of her boxes as gifts to family and friends. Anna will be at the November Bad Girls of the North Show with me in November. I first met Lance Lekander when our kids went to elementary school together in Anchorage. Lance’s vivid and highly illustrative designs have been transformed into hip buttons, note cards, plush animals and sculptural wall art. I was able to pick up a birthday gift for Daddy-O (whose birthday is Monday, so I can’t show what I bought because he’ll be reading this post probably today!).
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What a better way to top off a day filled with music, great art and fresh mountain air than with an outdoor wedding! Meet Mr. & Mrs. Luke Peroni. Our good friends Luke & Jules were married yesterday near the lovely log home of Rita & Steve Mace in Girdwood. Rita has a huge second story Quilting Studio that on most winter days you can find Jules and Rita creating. Guests were asked to walk down the bike path to an overlook at the Meadow where the ceremony took place. With glaciers and grassy meadowstreams as a backdrop, as if on cue the Alaska Railroad rounded the bend loaded with tourists and sounded it’s horn to the cheers of the wedding party! The champagne and paired wines poured as we danced to the Photonz, ate incredible food prepared by Luke’s friend, Chef Al Levinson of the Kincaid Grill and renewed friendships. Guests were asked to wear Aloha attire which fitperfectly as the fragrance of fresh Hawaiian lei’s were in the air. A wedding cake was specially created by Creative Cakes by Jeryll who won the Food Network Champion Cupcake Challenge. With everyone dancing, celebrating and feeling the Girdwood Love, the three-tiered
wedding cake was never cut! So on the way home I swung by the Double Musky for 3 pieces of Musky Pie to go. Always a packed house, it felt good to go straight to the bar and get my to-go order and say hi to a few friends. With a
view of the mountain we had a late night dessert on the deckaround our fire pit telling stories. Now that’s love.