Over the Weekend
I hope you had a nice long weekend! Things were pretty action-packed over here, and I’m happy to report I did everything I wanted to do this weekend, including getting my hair done (got that ombre, its pretty subtle, but i think very pretty), bowling with my family, eating at Au Cheval, seeing ‘Her’ and getting my nails done. I loved hanging out with my family and getting out and doing some stuff! It’s easy to end up staying in hibernating a bit when the weather is so cold!
Also, shout out to Dan who scored a 199 in bowling! I got a 114 which I was pretty excited about ;)
(^The lighting situation was less than ideal for photos.)
^While we waited for our table at Au Cheval, we had a few drinks next door at a new bar called Lone Wolf. It had a cool atmosphere and they carry Three Floyds (for you beer lovers). I got a cocktail that had lemon, gin and lavender with a dollop of sorbet – delicious! Also, the fries and burgers at Au Cheval are ridiculously good. That dinner was definitely not the healthiest thing to eat before a trip to Hawaii, but so worth it.
^My mom and I went to see ‘Her’ on Sunday while the guys watched Football. The acting is incredible, the movie is shot with a rosy tint that’s gorgeous, and the storyline is intriguing. In fact, the premise is so realistic we both found it kind of unsettling. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I will say that Joaquin Phoenix is amazing in it. He is in every scene, usually alone (or just talking to his OS), and there are a lot of close-ups. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to emote so much and so well with no one to act off of (although, let’s be honest, Scarlett’s voice is super appealing).
^We went to Eataly for lunch today. If you live in (or plan to visit) Chicago, it’s a really great spot to grab a bite, shop and hang out. After living in Florence near the Mercato Centrale for a semester in college, I love any place that reminds me of Italy. My one tip is to try and go at off times though because it is a madhouse on the weekends and during lunch. We noticed lot of people had kind of a vacant, overwhelmed stare as they were walking around, haha. Anyway, I got some fresh lemon sole as well as some gourmet looking lemon and mint salt to make for dinner tonight. If it turns out well, I’ll share the deets later this week. — Ok, I actually just took a break to make dinner, and it was super delish. I’ll post recipe tomorrow!
Have a great week! xo