Thursday, July 07, 2011

Oh Frenchy... I didn't know you were literate!

Well, it's official! I am now a published "auteur". 

Recently I was asked to write restaurant reviews for a swell web site called Cape Cod for Couples. They have been following the House Party for a while and thought they would like to have my insight into restaurants. I fired off a quick review and Voila! Je suis un auteur! Here is a link to my first review; Pain D'Avignon in Hyannis. I hope that you will enjoy it and tell your friends about the terrific site Cape Cod for Couples. They have sensational ideas for you folks on the Cape (and just visiting) for what to do here on the Cape.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Before and After: Frenchy's House Party Patio Bar

I love doing before and after shots. I really enjoy the magazine layouts where folks have had their homes remodeled and you see what they looked like "before and after". 

We have recently moved into a much smaller space and since this place has a patio that is enclosed we decided to make an outdoor space that would double as extra living space during the 4 months or so that it is warm enough to languish outdoors. Below are some before shots with the corresponding (or close to it) views after we finished "doing them up". Let me know what you think.

This is the view from the patio gate after we had cleaned up the debris left by the former occupant.

Same angle, over Fourth of July weekend. 

Ho-Hum... nothing to see here
Some landscape lighting, a few plants and new patio furniture sure make a difference!
The first 2 "before" pictures were taken after the clean-up. This one was before the clean-up.
We spend a lot of time out here now. It kinda makes up for the smaller living space indoors.