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Where in the World

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C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, Warner Bros. Hogwarts T-shirt, BCBGMaxAzria skirt, Marc Jacobs boots

Where am I?  I am back at work at Chittenango Middle School, teaching 8th grade Studio in Art, Art-8, and helping fifty kids a day with homework in two study halls.  My outfit of the day (#ootd) pictures have been hit or miss.  Not sure whether or not to resume taking them.  Katy C. and I have been so busy prepping lessons and organizing stuff – I only have a few pictures to share (even though we’ve been back at it for two weeks now).

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Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties

Meanwhile, my artwork is going places.  I am exhibiting encaustic baseball paintings and horseshoe paintings during the month of September 2019 at Half Moon Bakery & Bistro (6500 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078).

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And last night I delivered six encaustic angel paintings from the Futura series to a new restaurant called 317 (317 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York) before heading to the Italian Festival, which is taking place in front of City Hall this weekend.  These paintings will be up in a group pairing along with other artists’ work (indefinitely, as of now).  317 provides an incredibly intimate dining experience right in the heart of downtown Syracuse adjacent to the Onondaga Historical Association.

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Finally, my twelve Japanese-inspired fan encaustic paintings are still available for sale at Kasai Ramen (218 Walton Street, Syracuse, NY 13202) until September 16, 2019.

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P.S. I started designing bracelets!  I’ll be ready to launch that experience very soon – stay tuned!  The jewelry thing is my current passion and focus artistically.  The universe has been doing a great job of taking care of everything else.  Thank you, universe!  Life is good! ❤

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Aqua Cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Rag & Bone patent leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

 

They Call It Mello Velo

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Mello Velo Bicycle Shop & Cafe is where all the cool people hang out.

Formerly part of the Westcott Nation, it is now located at 790 Canal Street, Syracuse, New York 13210, right off Erie Blvd.  Proprietors Steve and Sara Morris are exuberant business professionals with a strong vision to create a friendly and honest bike repair shoppe in the area and to create a community of kindness within the bike-riding sub-culture.  This idea grew to include a café where customers can enjoy great food and a “mellow” atmosphere infused with love.

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**** excerpt from their web-site

Ultimately, we want to build a Syracuse bicycle culture, and will strive to educate and inspire our customers. Whether it’s advocating for more bike lanes, going for a fun ride, cleaning up the trails, or organizing one of our many educational efforts and repair clinics, our goal is to share our sales, service, and general bicycle expertise and passion.

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I had been hearing the buzz about this place – posts on Facebook kept popping up.  You can see the colorful façade of the building from the bridge while driving on Rt. 690E.  It just seemed like the kind of creative vibe I wanted to experience, and it really delivered.

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I had lunch there today.  Kim and I met there around 1:00pm and street parking was a bit tight because it was clearly the place to be.  The entrance is on Canal across from Tobin’s Refinishing.  There is a ramp that can take you to the outdoor seating area or you can get to the restaurant through the bicycle shop.

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We decided to eat first then shop the bi-level store.

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Everyone was amazing.  Service, the food – so good.  I had breakfast for lunch.  They do breakfast foods all day, which is awesome!

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We met owner Steve Morris and he chatted with us for a bit.  It was such an uplifting experience – a lot of positive energy in this place!  It’s one of those lovely success stories where good people share their talents and help to make our city come alive.  Syracuse, you are in good hands. 🙂

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P.S.  Here is a look at what they display on the walls – working the bicycle theme.
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Bike Shop Hours

Monday – Thursday: 10ish – 6:30pm

Friday: 10ish – 6pm

Saturday: 10ish – 5pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Cafe Hours*

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 3pm

*Kitchen Closes 1/2 hour before bar

Mello Velo is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Check our Social Media for any other closures.

Contact & Address

Mello Velo Bicycle Shop
790 Canal St. Syracuse, NY 13210

315-307-3104
info@mellovelobicycles.com