This week is the real Thanksgiving. I know I live in Canada now but I just can’t get into celebrating Thanksgiving at the beginning of October. Its still warm. And sunny. And the leaves are still green and on trees.
But this weekend is American Thanksgiving. The real deal.
Here are some pics from my trip home to Chicago. Love it there. Sigh.
I roamed around the city at night, spent the day with my Aunt when we walked around Bucktown and found an incredible ribbon and button store called Soutache and a lovely flower shop called Larkspur. I love city driving. Chicagoan’s are the best drivers (in my opinion) and exploring the architecture in different neighborhoods is one of my favorite thigns to do when I am in Chicago.
I also love nights at home with my family, a classic movie (we watched Wood Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite), cookies and wine. It was Mother’s Day so we treated the lady of the house to peony’s, fresh cut flowers from the garden and a home made breakfast of fruit salad and rhubarb and strawberry crepes. Oh, sweet home Chicago!
I know we are already a week into May but there is a lot to be excited about. Things to look forward to this May:
Quick trip home to Chicago. I love my hometown in May. Perfect weather for neighborhood walks, runs along the lake and dining alfresco.
Stopping in NYC on the way home from a BIG trip for friends engagement party. I am one lucky girl.
SPOT PRAWNS. So you know how some people have a favorite food? One that they can eat endless quantities of for days on end and never get tired of? Well, that is me and spot prawns. The season is short – just 3-4 weeks but in that amount of time I will happily eat way more then my share of those tasty little guys. Here is a clip of my favorite dish being made at my favorite restaurant:
It’s peony season!
And hydrangeas are here!
Enjoy the rest of May!
Source: All images either my own or via pinterest.