Friday Favorites โ€ข April 28, 2017

Another week, all. Whew. Fridays are a blessing. This weekend Andrew and I are going to his hometown near Ann Arbor, Michigan, to celebrate his sweet grandma’s 85th birthday. Should be rowdy ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

It’s been a minute since I checked in with a life lately post like this, so I threw some photos in here from our Easter weekend trip home too. 

At the bottom I’ve linked some off the shoulder dresses for spring, which have had me online shopping all week.  

Otherwise, onward to my non-curated bunch of quintessential Friday Favorite photos as I play catch up on the past week(s). Happy weekend, all! 

Life Lately

My dad and brother Luke hard at work on rubik’s cubes while we were home. No seriously, Luke is amazing at these (my dad, is not). He can do a 7×7. SEVEN BY SEVEN! And he only started on Christmas. He is also currently booking hair modeling jobs for shampoo brands; take a number. 

My parents hosted Easter weekend at our house in Ohio. My dad has 11 brothers and sisters so you can imagine the get togethers are fun and the age range is ridiculous (maybe 6 months to 90). Here is evidence of that time God looked down on the earth and said, “Of my 7 billion children on earth, I’ve decided it’s Jenny who should have the most adorable children as part of her life.” See my cousin Sibley finding an egg at the Radis house Easter egg hunt for proof (we had to do it indoors because rain) and my godson baby Jack killing it being baby Jack. 

Next, if you’re in Chicago, I have three new places for you to go! 

Number 1

I love walking through Old Town Gardens when I’m passing by the neighborhood. A perfect outdoor spot to stop and smell the flowers – literally! Farmer’s Markets might give you the same fill, but this place is open all the time and in the evenings. More photos to come! 

Number 2

Andrew and I got Mexican Mules on (what else but) $5 Mexican Mule night at the local Mexican restaurant by our apartment. That holiday happens every Wednesday! The restaurant, Revolucion, has more upscale, elevated Mexican food (technically a Mexican Steakhouse), but this drink was so delicious. I think mezcal is my new thing! A smoky tequila if you haven’t partaken. I used to not like it but I think I was just not giving it a chance. Even when it goes back to probably $11 any other day of the week, it’d still be worth it.

Per the menu’s cocktail menu, the recipe is:

  • Jalapeรฑo Infused Reyka Vodka
  • Giffard Pamplemousse Rose
  • Creyente Mezcal Joven 
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Topped with Ginger Beer (ookay, definitely am not going to be able to make this at home as I can’t even pronounce half these words, so let’s all take a date to Revolucion, shall we)

Also, this was our second, maybe third, weeknight happy hour of this week. Must do less. 

And finally,

Chicago Spot Number 3

Especially if you live in or near Lakeview, you must try the restaurant Ceres’ Table. Described as regional Italian Cuisine (menu here), it was so good! And I loved the atmosphere – plus there’s a cute patio when the weather is warm. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts and olives as apps and definitely the pompelmo su cocktail. It is described as, “a refreshing gin riff with herbal hints & light palate opening bitterness.” I think I’ll try to recreate at home and I can only guess it’d be easier than the above Mexican Mule. iPhone photo for your viewing pleasure:

And lastly, another wonderful thing I did in the past week was spend the day out in Evanston with Kelsey eating donuts, taking pictures (see photo at top) and generally catching up. Below are those cold shoulder dresses I promised, too. 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Jen 

 

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