love – brussel sprouts. never had them raw before trying a salad at nellcote. and now I’m totally hooked.
I’ve looked at a few recipes and tried it a few different ways. but it’s actually pretty simple. just cut the sprouts thin and salt them, this will wilt them a little and make them less bitter. such a great salad.
I like the fennel and red onion in this one (not a big fan of the brown butter vin). Also if you like a little kick, thinly sliced jalapenos go along way!
this saturday is the first green city market – rain or shine I can’t wait.
friday could not come soon enough this week. I don’t know what it was – but I was in a particularly foul mood this and no fun for those around me.
but at least it’s the weekend. I can’t wait to hang with friends. and if it ever stops raining get out for a bike ride!
I love all the cute flower shops around town. a new leaf is in old town and it is beautiful. they also have an awesome rental space with exposed brick, a courtyard and just filled with greenery.
I hope to make it to floriole cafe this weekend. they have the most amazing bread and treats. and it’s not like a typical brunch where you leave in a food coma.
some of my favorite images from instagram this spring!
yellow – @mrsstrock – a lovely stella and dot rep
bright laces – @mackenziehoran
I will admit – I follow @jefholm from the bachelor, come on he is hot. and he actually has a good instagram, he meet this stylish little man traveling – too cute
my friend here in chicago – @samanthachicity – the awesome men’s look
this chicago spring is taking its time. think – extra time for your favorite chunky scarves.
dyptique candle shop! we now have one on damen. while their candles are very expensive they will give you a scent sample!
How hot is marc jacobs in this dc campaign.
while it is officially spring – it was 19 degrees here in Chicago when I was leaving for the gym this morning. and I am doubtful that it is really here.
hoping for the best – here are a few things I can’t wait for
exploring all Chicago has to offer in the market department – last fall I meet this awesome pup named Stella. I think we were made for each other.
floral jacket 15$ – I hope I didn’t miss my chance for this one.
the skinny skinny madewell jeans fit amazingly – and they currently have spring colors on sale!
Sandal weather – I love this pair by DV