travel thursday // chicago part 2

last week was a recap of the chicago sights we visited, but this week is all about the food.  nomnom.

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picked up a delicious mocha (for me) and chai latte (for Boy Wonder) at SFO before our flight.  they feature flying goat coffee from healdsburg – I had never heard of them before, but with a name like flying goat, I’ll have to keep an eye out for whole beans from them.

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brunchwork of art at wildberry.  everyone else went for egg dishes, but I seriously needed to see what these crepes looked like in person.  also – ridiculously amazing apple cider (from michigan apples) in that intelligentsia mug!

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afternoon almond milk tea from saint’s alp teahouse to warm me up.

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spotted the cutest gallery wall at ghiradelli while we were waiting for hot chocolate (chicago + warm drinks go very well together).

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I did NOT KNOW that there was a magnolia bakery in chicago!  if I did, I would’ve saved some room in my tummy for that signature magnolia swirl.

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they also have the cutest floors ***

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I have been dying to try ann sather’s cinnamon rolls ever since I saw ted allen talk about them on the best thing i ever ate.  dying.  and if you’re still unconvinced by the video and the photo, lemme tell you, they were amazazing.

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heritage bicycles wins the hipster award.  (the chai was pretty good too.)

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seriously though.  so cute!

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bang bang.  or as my mug says, !bang bang!  we each got different types of pie and helped each other demolish them.  (clockwise from top left: key lime, apple, chocolate sesame, orange juice.)

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after dessert at bang bang, we walked straight to big star for linner.  we took advantage of the sun and grabbed a table out on the patio then put on a margarita-poncho to combat the wind.  I’ll be daydreaming about that guac & chips today.

project life // week 36

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thank you for labor day long weekend for the majority of week 36’s photos!  Boy Wonder and I went to monterey to see the jellies, and spent a whole saturday traversing around the entire bay area for sports :)

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if you follow me on instagram, you’ll recognize the bottom right photo from when I had a major fail moment with some gold rubons (the rubons won).  I reprinted the photo and just placed a transparency overlay on top.  lucky this was my last transparency, because our mini-trip to monterey was a great staycation!

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the backside of my page protector insert featured our day of sports.  we started out at the mountain view station, took caltrain up to millbrae, transferred to BART to take us to the mission.  grabbed some lunch and some friends and continued with BART to oakland, hopped on Amtrak after the baseball game down to santa clara for the mexico vs. chile soccer game at levi’s, and then got on VTA back to mountain view.  phew.

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our seats at both games were most definitely “awesomeness”!


What is Project Life?  Project Life is a product, system, and lifestyle created by Becky Higgins.  It is a simplified way to approach scrapbooking – “pocket-page” scrapbooking rather than “traditional” scrapbooking.  I aim for chronological, weekly spreads to document my everyday, but you can use Project Life however you want.  All of my 2014 Project Life spreads are available here.