After coming home from the states, my mom put together a welcome home gourmet dinner. We drank my favorite kind of wine Pinot Noir & ate some of my favorite gourmet foods avocado, salmon with cream cheese & capers, crackers, ham, imported cheeses from France, salad, & some fried gyuniku with carrots & snow peas. It was so heavenly.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Taking a little break from the Chicago travel posts! Here are some of my recent candy colored purchases. Hello Kitty lipbalms & glosses from Target, floral dress brush from Daiso, OPI nail lacquers from a hair professionals store, heart & moustache necklaces from the Skydeck in Chicago, gun earrings from Hot Topic, & skull bracelet from Hot Topic as well. As you can see I love colors that pop. :-)
Thursday, September 27, 2012
My first METRA ride with my girl Nicole. If you don't know the Metra is the train in Chicago! It's a lot bigger then the subways & has an upstairs as well as a downstairs. There was a ticket man just like in the movies. Since there is nothing like this where I am from it was a neat experience for me.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Before I went to Chicago many people recommended Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill to me because it is well known for awesome deep dish pizza. My friend & I were looking for a place to eat dinner & we came across it, so we decided to dine there. Well those people who told me about it were correct, their deep dish pizza was delicious!!! I enjoyed it even more then Lou Malnati's. If you're in Chicago I definitely recommend this chain restaurant! I got the sausage pizza which is my usual choice of topping. The top was delightfully gooey with cheese & even had a layer of sausage inside as well! Pizza heaven!!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
On my first weekend in Chicago I went to a Victoria's Secret party for members. I'm not a member (If I didn't live in Japan I would be!), but I went with someone who was. We got there about 30 minutes before the party was ending so it wasn't particularly interesting or different other then the music was louder & there was a cool DJ playing awesome mixes. I bought way too many pairs of yoga pants to wear to work. Then I met up with my friend Nikki & her sister Yvonne & they showed me where the real party was at. It was a Sunday at a bar called Blue Light & it was poppin' all night long! I only paid $20 for a wristband to drink for I don't even remember how long it felt like forever haha. Great night, plus I ended up switching from a sketchy situation to staying with Nikki for the rest of my trip so I was very blessed.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Around 3-4 P.M. they put a pause to Lollapalooza due to a heavy storm. I was super worried that they would not re-open because I had not yet seen any artists I went for. I mainly only went to see one person in particular.. The Weeknd! Thankfully around 6 P.M. (which was when The Weeknd was supposed to play) the festival re-opened & they scheduled all the bands to play an hour later then the original time! Cheee!
As soon as I got inside I rushed to the stage The Weeknd was performing at. It was extremely muddy but at that point I had endured a lot of rain, a little mud wasn't going to matter to me. I met some cool girls from California while waiting for him to start. They were really nice & helped the wait time pass quicker. :-) The Weeknd was better live then on record which is saying something considering he sounds amazing on record too. Abel Tesfaye you are so talented & I ♥ you. :3 One of my top favorite artists, ya'll should definitely check him out!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
While in Chicago I went to the famous music festival Lollapalooza in Grant Park! I was mostly by myself the entire time which was
a tad lonely when everyone was partying their ass off, but oh well. I still enjoyed the live music & people watching. I got to see the famous Buckingham Fountain, talk to the dude at the Rock The Vote tent, drink some boxed water (because Lolla is eco-friendly like that), eat my first Chicago style hot dog, chill out & see live music (Chief Keef known for I Don't Like pictured above), & see a bunch of artists at work. After all of these shenanigans a crazy storm hit around 4P.M. & the whole park was evacuated!!!