Archive for January, 2013

Inside the Art Institute of Chicago walls

January 31, 2013

563902_10151138657679221_55675230_nHi everyone. Last post was about my last trip to Chicago, which was amazing!!! I just wanted to dedicate a special post to one of my very fave stops during that week. That was the Art Institute of Chicago. I absolutely recommend you to visit this museum. I’d been to many, and this is one of the best around the World.

62555_10151138658279221_1043119126_nOf course the museum Master Piece is American Gothic by Grant Wood. I loved the message and loved the frame lol

DSCN4176Apart of the amazing painting collection they have, there’s a beautiful environment to enjoy over there…DSCN4168Of course this visit was in November, so you’ll may need to update yourself at the website to plan your visit. Right here I just can show you what I’d got to see…

20th Century furniture pieces & Deco

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Beautiful Quilts

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Hope you get as much inspiration with this post as I did with my visit. I really really hope to go back 🙂

Remember Windy City

January 29, 2013

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Hi everyone!!! Today I’m very crafty, thinking about new ideas and projects, but good memories are always there. I just wanted to share a little part of me in Chicago. The cleanest largest city I ever been to!!! Hopefully my experience helps you to make any decision when travelling over there 🙂

First of all I gotta admit Chicago was a little bit expensive… at least more expensive than Ohio. Hotel was OK, but that room was seriously super small!!! We were downtown (Obviously). We did have a lot of time, but we’re lazy so actually we didn’t do as much as other tourists do lol

We went to Hancock Center Observatory and Willis Tower… I would say Willis Tower experience was much better. Those glass balconies are pretty fun. You have a very nice restaurant at Hancock building so you can eat and have the same view (check restaurant prices and DRESS CODE!!!). We actually didn’t do it ‘cas we were looking for a Chill out place (We ended up in Hard Rock Cafe)

Here’s my pic in a glass balcony. I don’t look great but I want you all see I did it!!! (scary)

60110_10151138656419221_302062466_nTalking about restaurants. You have the Chop House. A “must” if you are a steak lover!!! It was really good… As good as the steak we had in Vegas (Eiffel Tower Restaurant-Paris Hotel)… If I still remember after 2 years, it is ‘cas it was REALLY GOOD 🙂 Just two more comments about the Chop House: First, Al Capone used to eat there, or that’s what we’d heard and Second, service needs to slow down, I guess I’m not ready for that kind of “energetic service”

486664_10151138663019221_1271058984_nAnother good one was Giordano’s. I tried stuffed pizza for first time and It was very good. I would have another in two years… As a friend of mine would say: five seconds of pleasure in your mouth, and the rest of your life on your hips…644640_10151138593314221_1309116606_nlook at this monster baby…

247392_10151138593109221_636359335_nAnother restaurant I remember is the Grand Lux Cafe… the place was great, but food wasn’t that memorable… or it may wasthat I didn’t order the right thing. Anyway here’s a pic of my Grand Lux Cebiche:

539390_10151138597194221_1173479157_nOf course we went to Hard Rock Cafe (which is in front of the Chop House), always good. Good beer and relaxed enviroment (and service!!!)

More things about Chicago…. it’s windy and lovely

To feel the wind there’s nothing better than Navy Pier

430043_10151138663224221_1186287463_nbeautiful lighthouse

430467_10151138664124221_2107445151_nIf you are thinking about taking any of the cruises offered, take the river one!!! It’s the best. It goes fast and you’ll get a quick history refresh

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Just don’t miss the opportunity to walk over the city… It will surprise you all you can find just around the corner 😀

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HOMEMADE CUPCAKES :D

January 17, 2013

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Hello cupcakes lovers all around the world!!! I know what you’re thinking… But I’m not a baker sorry… I just wanted to join the cupcakes fever in some sort of way. That’s why I started to make my own pillow cases and pennants to decorate bedrooms, kitchens, balconies, gardens, everywhere!!! and make our tea parties more fun 🙂

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These are just little examples that I used at home…

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Every item is unique and totally homemade, just like what you bake at home 🙂