...just another day up north.

you know how i'm always thankful for my friends and the good people i'm blessed enough to have in my life? well, i truly am a lucky gal to be able to call this guy a dear friend of mine: chef larry. and since the day i've met him, we've become great friends and kindred spirits in greenery and fishing.

if you aren't familiar, chef larry is the man behind sweet baby ray's award-winning gourmet sauces; a household name across the nation becoming the fastest growing bbq sauce in america and the #1 premium sauce in grocery!

this past holiday weekend, equipped with nothing but the plan to enjoy labor day weekend, i packed up my northwoods essentials and accepted his invite to stay at his beautiful cottage right on the lake up north. needless to say, i was spoiled from the second i arrived! thank you, chef..! for everything.

it was definitely a great weekend spent with 2 of wisconsin's most renowned chefs - the other was chef larry's washburne culinary institute classmate and lifelong friend... also known as former executive chef for the green bay packers for many years - whose company (and food!) i genuinely enjoyed the entire time too. so much, in fact, that i stretched out my 2 day stay another night/day :) because yes, it was that fantastic and i thoroughly loved every moment!

p.s. happy birthday, chef! (september 10th!)

♩ ♪ ♫  ...but you can't stop nothing if you got no control, of the thoughts in your mind that you kept and you know. that you don't know nothing
but you don't need to know, the wisdom's in the trees not the glass windows. you can't stop wishing if you don't let go,
of the things that you find and you lose and you know. you keep on rolling, put the moment on hold... because the frame's too bright, so put the blinds down low. ♪ ♩ ♫


  1. Hi!

    I can't remember the last time I went fishing:o
    I enjoyed your pictures from the day, and really loved your italic paragraph! I am
    the same way, just interacting with people and having something unexpected happen,
    something so beautiful about that, you worded it so perfectly.

  2. Awe, you seem to have had a wonderful weekend! ;D Catching up with great friends is the best.

    And I totally agree in that everyone is the doorway to another universe ;).

  3. SAY WHAT?!?!? You know the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce guy? AND you got to spend time with him at his cabin??? Holy balls, I am so jealous.

  4. I{heart}Sweet Baby Ray;s BBQ Sauce. Drool...
    It looks like you had a great time!

  5. those lake pictures are stunning! a great fishing trip sounds like a fantastic way to kick off the new year :)