Friday, April 9, 2010

adventures in lawyering

after being cooped up in the office for a bit too long, my friend jaime and i went for a little stroll around the loop to pick up some lunch and treats. on state street we encountered this beautiful display. thinking this was chicago artistry and beautification at its finest, i immediately pulled out my phone...
only to realize, seconds later, that this was in fact an ad campaign for some new degree deodorant scents. jaime was convinced it was in some way a macy's display. no dice.

after our failed attempt at enjoying an outdoor installation, we headed over to get cupcakes from the cupcake counter, a little shop i discovered online. as soon as we walked in to this little hole-in-the-wall storefront, sandwiched between a parking garage and an argo tea on madison, i knew we were in for a huge treat.
the selection was small, but at the same time plentiful. the choices were the daily regulars (red velvet (yum), chocolate, vanilla, and carrot) and surprise flavors like reese's, maple pecan, and butter. i had eyes for red velvet only.
jaime and i loved the adorable decorations!
loved the chandelier (sorry for the poor quality. iphones don't do well in bad lighting conditions).
this is literally the tiniest place in chicago. i am grinning ear to ear, clutching the cupcakes and 1% milk for dear life.
two red velvets and a chocolate, please!
well, the cupcake was everything i'd hoped for, and more. i'll be making a daily trip from now until i'm finished working. try this place out! it's a mom and daughter team who run the store and bake everything from scratch. there are muffins, scones and cornbread in addition to the cupcakes, and they carry intelligencia coffee, which, according to jaime, gives starbs a run for its money. get out and support a local business. i'll meet you there!

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