Thursday, April 28, 2011

Please hurry spring

While on an adventure in Ravenswood Manor, I spotted this sweet little magnolia tree trying for dear life to become a beautiful big magnolia tree. I love these things; their aroma is intoxicating.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011


These are two of my friends from school. We went out together last night at a Celtics bar called Tripoli Bar on Armitage and Racine. Fun night, bad morning

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Flowers!

I just wanted to share some spring flowers with you all to put you in the spirit of warm weather. It's still freezing in Chicago, but that hasn't stopped me from wearing flip flops (inside my apartment only) and sipping on iced coffee (please visit this link sent to me by JP for more on iced coffee weather:

What are you most looking forward to once the warm weather arrives? My top three are dinners outside, skirts with no tights, and sun-kissed skin.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Baked Ziti

Err...actually, it's baked rigattoni. With spinach, zucchini, red onion, and lots and lots of garlic. I also used fresh mozzarella. I was inspired after having ziti at my friend Natalie's at game night on Friday. I haven't tasted it yet because I'm waiting for it to cool, but doesn't it look good?! It's quite easy and only requires making a batch of pasta, covering it with cheese, and baking for 25 minutes. Voila!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday's Outfit

I inadvertently met the CEO of my company today wearing this: top and bottoms frim Old Navy, shoes Faconnable, gold acessories from various places, including a bracelet from my French sis Lilou.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hey Y'all !

Remember me? Betcha don't! Dang almighty, it's been a coon's age since I last wrote! Basically, this new job is kickin' my ass...but in the best way possible. I've just been putting in some long, intense hours at the office, and with school starting, I just haven't had much free time to write, nor much fun stuff to write about!

Except that's false. I've been doin' tons of cool stuff lately! Mostly, helped by a slightly larger bank account. Last Friday, I went to Lincoln Hall with a girlfriend of mine to see the Wood Brothers. Ok, where to start? First, Lincoln Hall is a kick-ass venue with great beer (I had a couple glasses of Leffe, my favorite Belgian wheat next to Hoegarden). Second, the Wood Brothers kick ass! They are gritty, sexy, sweet, and totally rockin'. Below is a pick I snapped of the lead singer and below that is a YouTube vid of some of their tunes.

And last night I had an unexpected meal with two friends at Le Petit Paris. Over a bottle of red (don't know what grape), I ate an entire meal of Coq Au Vin. Very succulent and buttery--reminded me of my grandmother's Sunday meals. The decor of the place was odd (think Mafioso Hotel in Witchita), but that didn't stop our meal from being authentic, delicious, and much needed.

Work continues today, school tomorrow, and then a weekend filled with errands, homework, and hopefully catching a game of rugby played by an old friend. What a life!