Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eating out in Chicago

Great things I discovered in the last week...
The Mexican Breakfast "Sandwich" at Eggstacy in Oak Brook - they could have kept the bread and piled everything else (except the onions) onto the breakfast potatoes! The chorizo was good, potatoes were tasty, salsa was just right, and I love the avocado slices they added!

"The Margarita Flight" at Zocalo in River North - Not for the faint at heart. It was so great I had to write a review on Yelp. The drinks were STRONG and the portions were enough to induce a nice, strong "buzz"!

Zocalo officially makes my list of Top 5 drinks in the city!! Other's include:
Let's see if anybody gets bumped off the list this summer!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

William Conger’s “Ragtime”

While walking through the River North area today I came across the Roy Boyd Art Gallery on Wells and decided to take a peak around. I saw some amazing pieces of art, many of which were beyond my price range, but definitely noteworthy for remembering at a future time. One piece that led to some interesting conversation in the gallery is the work of famous Chicago artist William Conger. The piece, called “Ragtime” is shown below and reminds me of hearts, solar systems, banana peels and the TV show “In Living Color”… all in one piece. (You know?? The intro when they were painting the walls?? LOL… ok, after watching the video, maybe not…)


I also enjoyed these pieces by John Fraser… respectively named “Legend (revised)” and “Guild”…

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Check out more pieces and get directions to the gallery here.

Next door to the gallery is a cool boutique named Elements Chicago. I didn’t have a chance to go in but I will definitely return after seeing some cool pieces of jewelry in the window displays. Check out some of the beautiful necklaces, which will serve as the Item(s) of the Day:

iradj mioni choker

iradj mioni coin

Patricia Von Musulin Smokey Topaz Necklace

Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Please Vote Today (MONDAY)

Hey folks, there is a contest going on in the Chicago RedEye newspaper today only. "Bobby" has a song that is up against another one. For those of you who like hip-hop music that you can dance to, please check out "Never Love You" and cast your vote TODAY! Click here to vote:

If you listen to the song, please feel free to come back and let me know your thoughts! I will be sure to post a follow up tomorrow with the results. Lets help Young General get those votes in!


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chicago Tourist shows us how NOT to wear tights.

Saw this group on the street while waiting for valet after a wonderful lunch at Grand Lux Cafe.... Knee length summer shorts in yellow worn with black tights. Hmmm... Future trend? I sure hope not.

Sent from my Sprint® BlackBerry

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I’m officially a Burberry chick!

Thursday was truly a day of surprises!! Two of my coolest cousins (who don’t even know each other) decided to shower me with gifts! One sent a very cool Coach signature laptop sleeve in all black with a matching work tote bag as a thank you gift for me helping her out!! Totally unexpected but greatly appreciated. The other cousin bought a pair of pumps from one of our favorite websites and they ended up being too narrow for her so she decided to send them to me as a surprise. We wear the same size and swap shoes regularly but imagine my shock when I opened the Priority Mail box and saw these lovely black patent Burberry pumps inside!
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Totally hot, classic and SEXY!!! Lucky for me, I have a narrow foot and apparently Burberry caters to that, from the way these shoes fit. I felt like Cinderella prancing around the house in these babies… guess this gives me an excuse to go dress shopping!! I found a couple of ideas for a sexy all black night out in’s Paige Black Label sale…hmm… Should I go with a sexy, shorter low cut dress? Or a classic sheath either worn with this belt or worn with a bunch of long necklaces? Decisions, decisions…
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