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Scenes from Bartram’s Garden

In Travel and Art on July 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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Omar and I ride from our home in East Falls to Bartram's Garden. It is a courageous trip!

Omar and I ride from our home in East Falls to Bartram’s Garden. It is a courageous trip!

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Scenes from Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s OPEN SOURCE Exhibit

In Travel and Art on June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm
West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.

West Philly’s Chill Moodie moves the crowd, along with DJ Ricochet.

BY OMAR HAWKINS
Earlier this year I received a mailing from the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announcing a kickoff event for a new outdoor exhibition called OPEN SOURCE.

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I’m already a fan of the Mural Arts Program, having taken their trolley tours through various areas of the city on multiple occasions.  The mailer boasted of a Friday evening event with outdoor art, skateboard demos, live music, along with food and drinks provided by local food truck operators.  Sounded like a winning combination to me!

Paine’s Park was the venue.  6-9pm on June 9th.  And the subject, Skateable Sculptures.

(Click on the header or the link below to read and see more dope pics from the OPEN SOURCE exhibit.)

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Tea Love: Homestead Apothecary

In Tea Love, Travel and Art on May 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm
I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!

I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!

Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.

Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.

After a trip to San Francisco last year, I read an article in “Fresh Cup” about an herb shop called Homestead Apothecary. I was a little bummed that I had missed an opportunity to check it out for myself. So of course, I made it a priority to get over to Oakland on my trip to Cali last week. I was not disappointed!

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Scenes From Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Spring 2015

In Travel and Art on May 4, 2015 at 11:56 am

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Scenes from Longwood Gardens

In Travel and Art on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

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Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art”

In Travel and Art on March 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm
"Blind Singer" by William Henry Johnson (1901-1970)

“Blind Singer” by William Henry Johnson (1901-1970)

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art now showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art now until April 5, 2015.

“Represent: 200 Years of African American Art” now showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art now until April 5, 2015.

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Tea & Crystals: NYC Sourcing Trip

In Travel and Art on January 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

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Tea Love: Samovar

In Tea Love, Travel and Art on January 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Samovar is located at 411 Valencia Street in San Francisco, California. You can find out more about the gorgeous Samovar tea bar on their website at samovartea.com.

Photograpy by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins

Scenes from San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

In Travel and Art on December 29, 2014 at 8:52 am

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Today’s mantra: love heals all wounds.

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright Ajua Hawkins 2014

Scenes from the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

In Travel and Art on December 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

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To see more gorgeous Conservatory plants, click on the title or on the below link. 

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