big city girl in a fantasy world.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Moving on!

Hi lovies! My blog life is growing up. Since I am a big girl I decided I needed a more big girl blog that can wrap my whole little life into one blog blanket of love.

Introducing: A Happy Haven

Enjoy!! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Forecast is Lookin' Good

Weekends in the summer make me feel like this...

and the forecast for Chicago is lookin' absolutely beautious!

4th of July weekend was the first weekend that actually felt like summer.
Summers in big girl world are not as fun.
So, that being said...I am taking full advantage of this sunny summer weekend by doing a few of my favorite things with my favorite people.
Like enjoying a ginormous cup of joe on a porch.
And then venturing over to one of the numerous farmer's markets that pop up every Saturday throughout Chicago, because I have been meaning to attend one of these for quite sometime and since I have absolutely no groceries in my apartment this weekend seems appropriate.

Followed by my weekly stop at my FAVORITE breakfast joint, Milk & Honey Cafe.

If you have never been, I highly recommend.

This place cooks up the most delicious, salty, sweet, crunchy, wonderful granola everrrrr.

Milk & Honey Cafe
1920 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622


Then it will probably be time to start the weekend with a summery drink.

and some sunshine.

I am also treating my little brother to the OAR/Citizen Cope concert on Saturday night, outside at my favorite venue - Northerly Island. Which excites me lots & lots!

So enjoy your weekend my dears, see you back here on Monday!
{JUMP photo courtesy of Philippe Halsman}

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rain Rain, Go Away.

It is a dreary day in Chicago, the kind that makes me want to curl up in bed all day and watch movie after movie - preferably with Lauren (bff) or Dave (bf), or the three of us together.
Any of these rooms would accomodate quite nicely.

{Albert Hadley}

Don't you think?

{all photos courtesy House Beautiful}

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Home Sweet Home: Amanda Nisbet Design

If I had the chance to design my dream home right at this moment, I would definitely take some advice from this chick, Amanda Nisbet.

Her rooms are super cool, retro, airy, feminine, and chic. I like her a lot.

Cool shades & bar chairs.

Love the lucite breakfast chairs with the dark wood table.

Yes, I would accept this as my sun porch.

Adorable, love the shelving.

Obsessed with the wicker stools and the blue tile on the wall.

I love this beachy dining room, especially those chairs! I neeeeeed them!

Cute, huh?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Weekend Recap

Hi sweetie pie's. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend.
Mine was full of tradition, family, friends, and lots of red, white & blue.
Here are a few pics to recap...

Now it's back to reality!