Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends

One night when I was young, I spent the night at my grandparents' house. My grandpa and I stayed up late, flipped on the TV and started watching It's a Wonderful Life. I loved seeing George Bailey's life, listening to the cooky things Clarence said and singing along to auld lang syne. When I got home the next day I insisted on carrying a bell around so angels could get their wings. 
To this day it's still my favorite movie and I never fail to watch it multiple times come the holiday season. Well then, you can imagine my excitement when I found out the Greenhouse Theater was putting on a production of one of my favorite stories from now until Christmas. 
It's a small production that is staged to be a radio broadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life". The actors take on various voices and characteristics and perfectly imitate all the characters you've grown to love from the movie.  

The Greenhouse Theater  is on Lincoln in Lincoln Park by Oz Park (say that 3 times fast). It's a small theater that's homey and cozy. With the cutest theater bar I've ever been to. 




If (correction, when) you go, be sure to grab a hot chocolate with Baileys. Trust me, it's the perfect way to start the perfect holiday show. 



I cannot say enough good things about the production. It's a great way great take on the best movie and a fabulous way to get in the Christmas spirit (but if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I've been completely submerged in holiday spirit for a while now)! 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Michigan Avenue Lights Festival

This weekend was the first holiday weekend of the season. While some have told me I start celebrating the holidays too early (there is no such thing, by the way), the way I see it, if Michigan Avenue is ready to start celebrating, then we all should be too! What better way to kick off the holidays than with twinkle lights? A whole mile of twinkle lights to be exact. 
For 50 years, Michigan Avenue has been covers itself in twinkle lights to kick off the holiday season. 




 Soon strobe lights slowly made their way down the street and everyone jumped up on tiptoes, whipping out their phones, knowing what was happening next. 


All of a sudden there was Mickey and Minnie (oh yes, I may have freaked out just a little at this point) counting down. The lights burst on and the crowd went crazy.  



 With the street ablaze with twinkle lights, the parade continued rolling by. 







 Once the lights were on, we decided to skip the rest of the parade in favor of a few cocktails to really kick the holiday season off in style. Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like a martini now does it? 



If you're wondering where these cocktails are from (and, by the way, they're even more delicious than they look), they are from Flemings. Located downtown on Ohio, they have my very favorite happy hour specials. Pop in when you're doing your Christmas shopping. Trust me, you'll become a regular in no time. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Outfit of the Week

Is it just me or when it gets to be freeizing cold, fashion is the last thing on my mind. All I want is to bundle up in multiple pairs of yoga pants , a fluffy sweater and a warm blanket. It takes extreme effort to get out of my bundles of blankets in the morning and there is nothing I dread more than the walk and wait for the bus. Thankfully I have an epic sweater collection the challenge now is to find good ways to make the outfits stylish. Any one have any suggestions?














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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Culture and Bones

There are very few ways I love to spend a day than at the museum. Art museums, history museums, I even once tried to convince my family we should go to an RV museum. Some may say I'm obsessed. I say you sound like you're having a bad day, you should visit a museum to unwind. 
I've been anxious to check out the Field Museum since I got here but have been wanting to go with someone who would appreciate it as much as me but, more importantly, would be totally cool with me geeking and spending hours upon hours wandering around. 







 First stop was Sue. A very large but lovely lady.





 Our favorite part was the trivia games. We would get super competitive, especially over the questions that we really should know but actually had no idea.












 The voodoo exhibit sort of freaked me out so we went to the Machine Inside. I'm sure it is amazing but I was so distracted by all of the children running around and shoving you, we ended up going through pretty quickly just to get away from running noses and tantrums.







 The Field Museum is such a fun way to spend the day. Be sure to say hi to Sue for me.

 Oh, and by the way, why do museums have so many old dinosaur bones? Because they can't find any new ones!
Ba dum dum tss


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