18 April 2008

foodie or weirdo?

i think i've made it pretty obvious on here before how much i like to eat good food. and even kind of good food. tonight don and i are going to see the alvin ailey dance company (life-long wish) at auditorium theatre. to make the ocassion extra special, we've decided to spend too much money on food. so what do i do today - i go to the restaurants website and look at their menu. and i realized that i do this everytime we make plans to go somewhere and they have a menu online, regardless of where it is. typically, i can be pretty undecisive when it comes to food options, so i think looking at the menu ahead of time takes the pressure off when it comes to ordering. i also like looking forward to certain flavors for the rest of the day. and i think it has something to do with the part of me that always likes to be prepared.

is this weird? does anyone else get this involved with advance food selection?

02 April 2008

lovely gift ideas for a woman in her mid twenties


Parisian macaron cookies - if you want to be truly authentic, you could find a way to import them from the French pastisserie Lauderee. I think there are also some shops in the states that sell them....[perhaps one in San Francisco that I will try this weekend].


Luxurious laundry items from the Laundress.

A lovely vintage apron.

A set of letterpressed stationery or boxed notes.

A big fabulous bouquet of orchids, lillies, dahlias [anything besides carnations, roses, babies breath and leatherleaf fern].

Audrey Hepburn movies.

01 April 2008

in like a lion...out like a...lion?

so march is done. contrary to what my first grade teacher taught us, the saying that march comes in like a lion then out like a lamb and vice versa does not apply in chicago. it is still cold.

but - march was indeed productive. i found a wedding dress to copy (good thing i'm not buying it - it's an $8000 dress). and no - you can not see it. i've also got a good idea what my lovely bridesmaids will be wearing. we still don't have a wedding date or location - unless you count 2009 and the midwest as answers. but, i do have my something old, borrowed and blue - my grandmother's garter from 1954! my mom wore it when she got married, too. i think it is sooooo adorable!

as far as my other to-do items for march: we don't have a new apartment yet, but we've told our current landlord we're leaving. we're a little nervous about it but tired of their crap. if anyone wants to donate a down payment to get us out of the rental market and into a condo that would be greatly appreciated. i did get a good start on my current sewing project, which is the shams for our bed. i basically just have to sew them up and they'll be done.

so what's in store for april? first of all - i plan to welcome 25 with style and grace. we've got a trip to san francisco planned. my mom, grandma, and aunt carmem will be in town for said birthday. other than that, the big tasks are figuring out more wedding stuff - i.e. date and location, finishing our tulip chair cushions, and finding a new apartment. wish me luck!