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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Chicago weddings, Xoco, and art!

Hope y'all are having a fantastic holiday weekend (if you're in the states!) This week has been a whirl wind for me.

We went to Chicago at the end of last weekend for a VERY short trip. We did manage to go to Xoco, Rick Bayless' Mexi street food restaurant in Chicago the night we arrived. It was delish! I highly recommend if you visit Chicago. The Torta Ahogada was fantastic. Plus they make hot chocolate there by grinding the cacao beans on the spot. The hot chocolate is SUPER rich, but not sweet. Amazing!

I wore last year's Dewpoint blouse while traveling. It was a recent score off of EA trade market, and I couldn't be more thrilled! Love its bright color and beautiful neckline detail. Plus, it's made of jersey, making it the epitome of comfort! It was perfect for stylish plane travel :)

omg. I haven't had anything quite like this shortrib chile soup at Xoco. It's different, but in a good way. Very earthy and roasty delish.

The next day I spent a few hours at the Art Institute before heading to my college friend's wedding. There was much leaping...

and much art contemplation...

Then we headed to Newberry Library for a beautiful wedding, amazing dancing, and wonderful etouffee and corn muffins (YUM!). It was so great seeing my friends from college. It's neat to see where everyone is now. Three of us finishing up PhD programs, a couple people working in education and non-profits.

Me and my junior year roommate (middle) and sophomore roommate (right).


vintageglam1234 said...

Welcome back Lori! You look like you had a blast. I'm suddenly in the mood for churros..funny that!

Kimmie said...

How fun!! I really want to visit Chicago now just to go to Xoco to try the chili and hot chocolate. It looks really rich, indeed! You look like you had a lot of fun and you looked great on your trip! I like how you wore your EA Trade Market score! It's a great color to pair with orange/coral. Thank you for sharing your weekend with us!

Jamie - Thrifty Threads said...

What a great, whirlwind weekend! It sounds like a host of fun events packed into a very short trip. And how fun that you got to try Xoco! I've never been to a Rick Bayless restaurant, but would love to try it sometime!

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