Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chicago with Me

Me and my Jordan at Ed Debevic's...a 50's style diner where the waiters are grumpy and rude on purpose, and it's hilarious. Our waiter threw our straws at us and told me not to throw up in his booth after I drank my milkshake! ha ha ha

Notice everyone at the tables wearing their white paper hats....I wondered how they got everyone to wear their hats...well our waiter said he'd only come back to take our order if we wore our hats! ha ha

this was Jordan's favorite sign...."Don't Eat With Your Mouth FULL!"

 the Chicago skyline with the moon shining above...

Jordan is seen here sitting on a vintage couch, in a vintage store....who had shared none of my love of vintage things! We headed to the Wicker Park area of Chicago, which reminded me of Melrose Ave in Hollywood- vintage stores, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Buffalo Exchange (used clothes) and even a John Fluevog store....throw in some Pinkberry Yogurt stores and lots more crazy vagrants and a smoggy sky and you'd be very reminded of Melrose.
I loved the red letters that spelled out "EAT"....speaking of eating, we had lunch at Club Lucky in the Wicker Park neighborhood...best italian food I've ever eaten! I had the Rigatoni 4 cheese special with spinach...oh my gosh!!!! I wish I had more right now...even their Olive Oil was unlike any olive oil I've ever tasted, you could've poured it on my shoe and I would've eaten it!
I loved these little Bambi's...and I will probably be mad at myself for not buying them later! I could just see them decorating my make-up table with their little retro eyelashes! Darn it! I should've bought them! I'm kicking myself already!
I was going to try to upload more pictures, but for some reason my computer has taken so long already, it's taken me almost 3 hours to upload all these so far for this blog...
I shall retire for the night....me sleepy, me must sleep...have to get up early...

huge love from Chicago....pizza and more pizza.....your kandee


Courtney said...

Ugh! I can't believe you were here and I didn't get to meet you! I was just shopping in that store last weekend too! Man...
I hope you come back to Chicago soon! Wicker Park has lots more to show you!

Beata said...

Love the pics! Looks like you had a good time!

I am glad you got to see Chicago- although I was born in Poland, I grew up there from the age of 7.

Ed Debevic's is great!

Unknown said...

Awesome pictures. Loved them!! You're making me miss traveling. I haven't traveled anywhere in so long. Been buckled down with school and work.

Oana Roxana said...

"Don't Eat With Your Mouth FULL!"
That remindes me of :'Many have eaten,few have died'

Christine said...

awww these pictures are so Looks like you are having so much fun :)

xoxoxo Christine


KittyBonkers said...

Wow, this post makes me wanna visit Chicago!! Sounds like you are having lots of fun!! Can't you go back to the store and buy the little bambis they are so darn adorable!!

Abby said...

Hey girl... I need some major advice on starting as a freelance make-up artist. I'm working on building my kit but i want to know more about how to get myself out there in the beauty industry. Any advice would be greatly appreciated right now. I had applied for my student loan for school and unfortunately it did not come through due to me not being a resident in the province i want to go to school in and the province i do reside in won't let me go to school out of province to the school i want. So i'm not sure where i am supposed to go now. This is the 4th time i've tried to go to school since i was 19 and i am now 28 and i have such a huge passion for make-up and want to be awesome at this but i am sick of people saying no no no for schooling. I dropped out of high school part way through grade 11 to take care of my mom who was ill and finally got a job and tried to go to school a few times. i finally just gave up after my third attempt at a loan which was from an unemployment lady telling me i would never make any money in this industry. So i sit here super frustrated today and not knowing what to do at this point. This is my dream and my passion but I don't know where to go or what to do anymore. I'm 28 and want to start my life and not just be a cashier at grocery store for the rest of my life. I'm just sick of trying to open doors for myself and everyone slamming them in my face. I have worked so hard since i was 19 at crappy jobs have helped my mom and step-dad when they needed it and try to be a good person. I want this so badly. I love your work so much and I admire you a ton. You're my make-up hero. Any advice would be fantastic on what to do.

steffy said...

Any chance you can come to Wash DC area/No VA?

Would love to meet you and go to a glaminar!

steph h

Lisa B. said...

I'm so glad that you're having so much fun here Kandee! Chicago has so much to offer and I bet even Jordan is having a great time! By the time you leave here... you'll be addicted to deep dish pizza! Thinking I'll have to send you my recipe so you can make it when you get back home :)

~ Lisa

alexis said...

Did you see at Ed Debevic's when the waitresses jump on the counter and sing/lip sync? it's great!

Nati said...

helloooooo kandee :-D
cute picture with your boy, I saw, hes already bigger than you haha

what is about your leg, is it better now?
klicke hier, wenn du gewinnen möchtest / click here to win :-)
Seestern-Kette / starfish-chain
besuch doch mal meinen blog / visit my blog :-)

Paper Hearts said...

Love the little bambi's. I have a set of little pink vintage piggies somewhere around here..they even have little rhinestones on their backs. I can't resist these things either!

Jessica said...

Hey Kandee,

I'm glad you loved Wicker Park! I totally saw a billboard for Raybands the other day on the Chicago street (I live in Chicago) and it reminded me so much of you! The girl was rocking out in some awesome shades and had your totally awesome long dark hair!

Your son is so handsome and it looks like you had a great time in Chicago! Come back soon! This city may not be LA or New York, but I like to think we do alright as the "Second City"! :)

Betssy said...

Aww. I feel like I went with you. lol
You and Jordan look so happy, it's so cool that he gets to travel so young.
I love vintage things I wish I could go to those stores. Everything in the pictures are so cute.

Unknown said...

I lived in Chicago for 9 years and loved every year! That restaurant is one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaa, this post makes me want to visit Chicago! :D x

she walks iin beauty said...

I'm glad you had a good time in Chicago Kandee! I can't believe you were so close and I didn't run into you! I actually grew up in Wicker Park/Bucktown and it's very different now. Hope you get a chance to visit other neighborhoods next time you come. (:


Véronique Romero said...

Hey Kandee! It seemes like you had a blast in Chicago. The Ed Debevic restaurant looks hilarious! :) AND you should have bought those little bambi's, they are too adorable. It would have been like a little disney in your everyday life! Take care Kandee, lots of love <3. Véro

Noelle Garnier said...

Hi Kandee,
I have little vintage Bambis from my grandma. Now I'll think of you every time I look at them ...
kandee fam lil sis

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