okay, i’m a little behind… but still had to share. how could i not with all of these amazing restaurants? below are our top pics from the taste of randolph this past weekend: thyme & oregano kettle corn from the tasting room, chips & and a hefty helping of quac from de cero, spinach arancini from marcello’s , tacos from belly q & a gorgeous view on the patio of city winery.
well, here in the midwest with the rainy & gloomy springtime i can’t necessarily say it’s a beautiful day in the traditional sense, but each day brings something beautiful. it may take some digging to find. breathe, and enjoy the life you have. a while back, i took this picture of a businessman playing chess on his lunch break with a (presumably) homeless man. it was a lovely moment to see such a simple act change a person’s day.
this is a new song from Joshua Radin’s new album, Wax Wings. it kind of makes me want to frolic through a field of flowers, i’m hoping it’ll brighten your day:
jamie came across this new song “brave” by sara bareilles this week. i feel it’s quite fitting considering this week’s horrific events. we could all use a little bravery at a time like this. i typically post the song alone, but this video is too cute. i hope it inspires you to be brave and to remember those brave souls who lost their lives this week.
i’m finally moved in to my lovely apartment in chicago! it’s been a long week, so we thought we’d share this lazy afternoon tune by the lumineers:
after a lengthy (but fun!) process of departing europe, holiday celebrations and moving into a new place, it’s time to enjoy the city again! we’re checking out the wine tastings at Red & White Chicago, held each Saturday from 2-5.
||| watch: hit and run | i cannot say whether this movie is terrible or amazing as i have yet to see it, but i am a big fan of comedy and i am definitely looking forward to seeing it soon |||
||| read: then again by diane keaton | i absolutely love the open and honest tone of this memoir. diane keaton is a brilliant writer with a clear and distinctive voice and she is such an inspiring and strong woman. |||
||| listen: sparkle soundtrack | i am a musical theater nerd so i know i am going to love this soundtrack |||
My good friend, Jamie (our unofficial music aficionado), will have the pleasure of seeing this lovely band this very evening:
Mumford & Sons, a British folk band (aren’t they adorable?), recently released their first single of their highly-anticipated album, “Babel”, September 24 (more info on their site). The song is appropriately titled “I Will Wait”, as many are patiently doing with their upcoming album.
Beloved (Christophe Honoré) will be in theaters this Friday, August 17 (my 24th birthday!!). I can’t say much about it due to the fact that I haven’t actually seen it yet, but I do know the following: Catherine Deneuve (and her real-life daughter!), the swinging ’60s, Paris, music and love…what more could a girl want in a movie?
I picked this book up at the airport on a flight delay and finished it before I even boarded the plane. Advice: do not fly out of JFK on a Friday night (especially if you do not have a good book!) I remember reading the Traveling Pants series in jr. high and high school and I loved them. Sisterhood Everlasting (Ann Brashares) revisits the girls of the Traveling Pants 10 years later in a story about true friendship, love, and this ever-changing lives we lead.
New Alanis Morissette (listen/buy here)–I must be feeling a bit nostalgic today because Alanis Morrissette was the soundtrack to my summers as a lifeguard in high school. Havoc and Bright Lights adds a little lightness to my old Alanis favorites, which is just what I’m looking for at this point in my life.