Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

fall foliage

From the farmers market. Plus 3 stems of fragrant lilies.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

chicago gourmet

Michelle, my friend in all things foodie, took me to Chicago Gourmet at Millennium Park on Sunday. This fabulous event had over 100 chef tastings, wine, beer, spirits, chef demos and silent auction. We started out hungry and slightly overwhelmed by the number of choices, but quickly got in line and into a groove (aided by the handy Chicago Gourmet I phone app!). With at least 3 chefs per tent presenting a nice variety of beautifully plated tastes, we were quickly on our way to being euphorically happy/stuffed, despite the rain.
Highlights- Braised shortrib and gruyere sandwich on extremely buttery brioche type bread from Socca, squid and tomato salad from MK, salmon sashimi from Giuseppe Trentori in the Buick tent, and our finale, the pot de creme from Sixteen (pictured above, shortly before being devoured).

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

paper plane party

How cool is this paper plane installation?! Recycled paper and monofilament line (plus some nice soft colored lighting). Would be fun for a child's party or room. From Design*sponge.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

lovely simple table

Really like the pretty and neutral table setting here, via once wed today. Twine, burlap, kraft paper and wood, accented by white china and simple, twiggy florals. This would be a lovely setting for a cosy dinner party. The kraft paper here was used for seating assignments, but would be a great place to write out a menu for a more informal party.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm back

We're back from Ireland and can't wait to post some photos of the rugged, rainy countryside! Have just been trying to catch up and get back to normal. Also spent most of yesterday taking breaks from work to check if the Target website is back up for Missoni shopping, but no luck. Back up today but SOLD OUT! That was fast. I would have gone to the local store, but the rumor on Facebook was 200 person long lines and fights in the shoe department. No thanks.

Dahlias are in season (yay!), the gorgeousness above by Saipua, of course.