Thursday, July 31, 2008

Billy Goat Tavern

I highly recommend the original Billy Goat Tavern if you come to Chicago or already live here. (the one below Michigan Avenue not at Navy Pier) It is famous from the SNL skit and a landmark in Chicago. I finally tried their famous horny goat drink tonight while watching the Cubs game. (Sprite, Bacardi limon, and cranberry juice) The decor is old and worn (even yellow from smoke)... but the staff is friendly and the burgers are great. (cash only)
Next up is berry chill, which is like pinkberry.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Marilyn Monroe

The cultural center has a Marilyn Monroe exhibit that is free and interesting to see.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cuckoo Clocks...

with a modern twist! I think these would add character to a any home.

Classic / Modern chairs

love, love, love

Arne Jacobsen: Model 3107 Seven Miniature Chairs
(Ikea, cb2, west elm, and many other places try to recreate this chair)

Room tour:

Check out this nursery tour from ariana.


ABC poster by MadebyGirl

Chicago poster on designsponge's blog

from I suwannee... (and living etc)

I love the chalkboard paint!

Friday, July 25, 2008

My love for Jonathan Adler continues...

I stopped in the Jonathan Adler store yesterday to say hello to my friends:

I especially love the giraffe lamp with his head peaking up through the lamp shade!

Super Saturday Live

QVC is having a 2 hour live event to benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund tomorrow. They will have designer clothing, jewelry, beauty products, and accessories half price. (the net proceeds are donated) Help shop for a good cause!! (2 - 4pm EST that is 1-3pm in Chicago)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

this is the last of dining room ideas:

I love this locker cabinet from Ikea - but I think it is a little short to use as a buffet in a dining room.
This cabinet is nice (I looked at it in the store)
This black cabinet is interesting...

I like this buffet from west elm (and the butler tray)

But what I really would like would be a row of 3 white cabinets with chalkboard paint on the front. (and a wall cabinet above it to hold my china) (I have seen them at Ikea but I can't find a picture)

OK...I will stop designing a dining room that I don't have

Dining room lighting:

Some lighting ideas from ikea and cb2... I like the idea of having one big light hanging over the table.

Chiasso Warehouse Sale

July 25th 12-6 pm
July 26th 10-6 pm
July 27th 11-5 pm
400 S. Jefferson
**** the RedEye has a coupon for an additional 10% off your purchase

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

more white chairs:

Orbit chair from cb2

(from west elm)
(cb2 both top and bottom)

My favorite from west elm with the dark parsons table! (minus all the crap on the table)

( Ikea chairs - both top and bottom)

Dining Room Ideas

(all pics are from Domino magazine)
(target chair)

I like the white chairs with a medium to dark wooden table. Check out Domino's gallery here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Legally Blonde: Part II

Bailey won the role of Elle Woods last night on Legally Blonde the musical :( She is good, but Autumn had the amazing, goose bump inducing, Broadway voice!!! (even the director said she sang the best) But, I understand Bailey looks more like the part.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Romper worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the "Sex and the City" movie

"We're on a break" romper by The Lake & Stars

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Green tea
kitchen towels

lunch box (all from Pearl River)

I plan on visiting Madewell in Soho, Pearl River on Broadway, and Century 21 when my husband and I go to NYC in August. (we are actually going to see a Yankee game - don't worry - I will let you know all about the hotdogs in New York)

Batman versus Mamma Mia

Even though I love the musical Mamma Mia, I am more excited to see the new Batman movie. (we have tickets for Friday night) Why? because I can sing every line of Mamma Mia and I know I will eventually see it.

Richard Chai for Target

These are a few looks from the new line at Target (starting August 3rd)
see more here

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

West Elm

what about this desk in white? or this one?

I want my MTV

So... I have been watching the reality TV show on MTV to find the next Elle Woods and I really want Autumn to win. (the finale is next Monday) My husband also informed me that the musical is coming to Broadway in Chicago next year. (replacing Wicked)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

David Sedaris

will in chicago on Monday, October 13th. Get your tickets here. Has anyone read his new book? I am thinking of picking it up next time I go to Barnes and Noble. (and Traditional Home because there is an article in the July issue about the set design for the Sex and the City movie.)

Do I need to have my vision checked?

Gubi chair on sale for $74.95 (normally $795.00!!!!)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

meet Henry

This is Henry full of energy and wanting to play