Monday, June 29, 2009

True Religion Jeans outlet store in Aurora Illinois

I had a chance to visited True Religion Jeans flagship store in Manhattan Beach, Calif. and was just awed by it. Price for one thing (average price being $250 to $500 a pair) and they make tiny little ones for toddlers.
Now, I recently heard that they had opened an outlet store in Aurora, Ill at the Premium outlet mall so off I went. Store is designed very similar to the one at Manhattan Beach, but bigger, the sale prices are really reasonable ($79.99 to $99.00), and selections plenty. If you just got to have True Religion Jeans but are on a budget, or just love another pair, head out to the outlet mall. I understand that the True Religion jeans has opened up other outlet stores around the country, so check to see if they have opened one in your area.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Elephant Ears

Now the neighborhood festival season is here. I look forward to this yearly tradition and the arrival of Elephant Ears. What is this you ask? well, it is the dieters nightmare, but the best tasting fried dough you can ever imagine. It is deep fried yeast dough smothered with powdered sugar and if you are lucky it has cinnamon sugar on it as well. It is as big or bigger then a 12 inch paper plate that usually comes with and the shape and the size all depends on who stretches the yeasty dough. If you haven't tried it be adventurous and try it at least once in your lifetime.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Heritage Festival Carnival Ride

Summer is here and with it comes neighborhood festival and carnival rides.
This photograph was taken with Nikon D 200, 13 seconds at f14 with ND filter attached to slow down the shutter speed even more.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day.
The father of these two girls carried the parasol's for them while they ate ice cream. Just this simple gesture showed how much he cared about his daughters. When I asked him if I can photograph his daughters he did not hesitate to get in with them, parasol and all.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bride and Groom chocolate covered strawberry

Aren't these just soo sweet? white chocolate was used to decorate large strawberry to look like a wedding dress, and dark chocolate was used to look like a tuxedo. These werehomemade but you can order them from My wedding favor shop.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Meson Sabika

Mason Sabika is a lovely spanish Tapas restaurant in Naperville Ill. It is housed in a converted mansion, with huge outdoor seating nestled among beautiful landscaped garden. Tapas is great if you like to taste many different dishes and share. We ordered eight dishes and all were delicious. I recommend looking over the menu before you go and have some idea what dishes you would like to try.

Friday, June 12, 2009

FUKU Friday

So what is FUKU Friday? Chicago Cubs all start Kosuke Fukudome is known for his great plays. So, any time Fukudome hits a home run on Friday, "RA" restaurant will offer a 12 oz. Sapporo for a penny to fans already at the restaurant. "RA" also has special happy hour (3pm to 7pm mon - sat) and has 1/2 off sushi menus and others. It gets really crowded on Friday happy hours but it is well worth the trip.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June Bride

Shinto Wedding, a very traditional Japanese wedding with a bride wearing white silk kimono.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bird cage

From time to time, I would like to share with you my new series from Beijing. I was in Beijing in 2008 with Purdue All American Marching Band, it was a great trip and had many days of exciting tours and great music. I am finally getting to the point where I can start to share some of my photos.
Couple of new features -- I now have new "logo" for my N Buckles Photography business. I tried to capture the likings of the stamps many Asians use on their art work. Also, watermark with my new logo is added to my photographs as well. If you look closely you can see the faint markings, and this will be evident if you print straight from this site. If you would like a copy without the watermark I will be glad to provide you with one.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Longaberger medium market basket

I have posted before about farmers market in my town. But today I wanted to share with you my basket that I use when I go to the market. It is a market basket handmade in USA from Longaberger. It is deep and sturdy enough to hold many items , it can be washed if something spills, and it is just a beautiful user friendly basket.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Extraordinary baseball - unique gift for Dad

LEMON BALL TM is a hand stitched, baseball that is in a classic vintage style based on the original lemon peel "base ball" from the early 19th Century. This will be perfect gift for baseball loving Dad.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kaz Illustration

Today I would like to introduce you to my brothers blog site called Artdive. He is an illustrator and a diver thus the name of his blogsite. He was always talented artist and drew cartoons everywhere. I remember him being named cartoonist of the month at the Whitford Junior high school, and me well, I can't draw so I took up photography. Above are sample of his work from his blogsite.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Genuine Sheepskin flip-flops keeps your feet cool during the summer.

If you like the feel of the popular sheepskin boots and wished you can wear it year around, this is the answer. This sandals from Bonsai Sandals gives you the ultimate comfort of sheepskin lining plus the comfort of a flip- flop. The quality of the sole compares to popular sandals that many of the college kids are wearing these days. Prices are really reasonable and it comes with money back guarantee, but I have a feeling that you will not be needing it. It does come in several other colors so check it out. If you think it might be too warm to wear in summer, the sheepskin wicks away moisture, and as you walk, it allows it to vent so it stays dry and cool.