Monday, August 26, 2013

Chicago Fun!



I just returned from a few days off, but had quite an enjoyable time in Chicago with our daughter. What a wonderful City with so much to do. Each day was a different experience. I decided to share a few with you.

My first stop was a Yvonne Estelle's, 11 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068.


   I was looking for a line of linen kitchen towels made in France I had discovered on my trip to Raleigh. The line is called--Le Jacquard Francais. These towels make a wonderful gift for a housewarming party, hostess gift  OR even better, one for yourself. They are simply the most gorgeous towels I have ever seen!
 
 
 
I chatted with the shop owner who shared all of the beautiful lines she carried with me. In the end I left with this Fall colored Beauvulle (printed by hand) tablecloth.  I can't wait to use it at our Fall cocktail party!!
 



Wednesday was a "special Mom day." My daughter treated me to a
wonderfully relaxing facial with
Kathy at the Waldorf Astoria. It was delightful. I felt so pampered....
what a lucky Mom I am!
 

 Call me silly..........but while I was waiting for my Esthetician, in the
comfortable waiting area, the refreshments were delightful. Green Tea Infused Water, Vanilla Bean Infused water (which I learned is merely a fresh vanilla bean pod in water), and the display on the left containing spoons filled with flavored almonds,
dried mango, bacon, etc.
How very cool!

 
  My daughter was in search of new fabric to recover a chair, so Friday we ventured to a  fantastic Fabric Warehouse called the Textile Discount Outlet, on the South side. It was a huge building full of rows and rows of fabrics, trims and everything in between. The prices were a fraction of what we would pay at a fabric chain store. It was quite an experience!
 
Well I am back to reality........leaving some of my City experiences behind...
but not forgotten!
 
I am working on a great DIY project that I hope to complete for Wednesday's blog.
Don't forget to check it out on Wednesday!