Monday, January 21, 2008

My weekend

One of the many benefits (*snort*) of working retail for my mom is the bi-annual trip to Chicago for gift show, where we stay at a posh hotel downtown, and eat/drink our weight in "free"* food/booze. We also do a fair amount of personal shopping- both at gift show and on Michigan Ave.

Before we get to the loot bit, may I say that if one is ever in Chicago, and desires the best steak EVER, get thee to Bistro 110. Order the steak frites. Mmmmmm.....

As I am attempting to start saving money for the first time in my life, I was operating on a limited budget. However, I managed to acquire some cool-ass shit.

This Beijo Bag-

-A sign from Danielson Designs that says "Showgirl Entrance"

-Set of jars from Midwest Of Cannon Falls that have skulls on the lids (intended for Halloween, but I'm going to use them for everyday)

-Print from Art In Motion of a chandelier with some French words in the background. Because I can't speak French, so I'll let the funky music do the talking..... sorry about that.

-Nars blusher in 'Orgasm'

-Philosophy lippie in 'Melon Daiquiri'

-EP from The Libs for 'What Became Of The Likely Lads'

-The DVD for 'Up The Shambles' by my beloved Babyshambles

-These Chuck Taylors- I got these for 8 bucks at the Gap! (Didn't like the slip-on look, so took a seam ripper to them today and made them into lace-ups)

Believe me, this is positively RESTRAINED from my usual consumer indulgence.

*"free" is in parentheses because my mom drops an awful lot of cash at these places. They should make us chubby and get us drunk.


Kazza said...

Excellent! Write the French down for me and I'll translate it for you. Hopefully it doesn't say anything like "I spit on you American pig" HA HA HA

cy said...

I hope not.... I think I could figure that out.