11 October 2010

Pumpkin Butter & Honey Crisp Apples

Currently Listening To: October 10 [Annual Mix, 2010 Edition]
Currently Reading: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

This weekend was really fantastic! Friday night I went to the 50th anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" at The Music Box and it was one of the best things I've done in a long long time. I've never seen "Psycho" before and for being from 1960, it was really scary. Mari was freaking out while simultaneously having a major crush on Norman Bates. We snuck giant slices of pizza in to the theater, and shivered with excitement. It was awesome.

Saturday Mom and I walked up Michigan Avenue to get my haircut at Ulta, and then went to Heaven on Seven for a late lunch. I am obsessed with their gumbo and fried green tomatoes - and I just discovered that they have green river in their soda fountain, so it was a pretty delicious meal all around. We stopped by The Art Institute to see the Jitish Kallat installation on the Grand Staircase, and mourned the absence of the Caillebotte, before walking back home. It was the perfect day to be outside, high 70's and sunny!

After being downtown, we headed to Wicker Park for Vintage Heaven where I found an absolutely darling handmade embellished cardigan, and visited the Archives booth, which had some really great framed photographs and a lot of scarves that I regret not buying - my scarf collection is out of control right now.

Yesterday the family decided that we wanted out of the city because of the overall congestion caused by the Chicago Marathon. We scoped out some apple orchards, piled in the car, drove to Woodstock, Illinois... only to discover that apple picking season ended last week!! But never fear, pecks of honey crisp apples were for sale, as were pumpkins of all shape size and color, so we didn't go home empty handed. And now our house is decked out in fall cheer!

We also found a fantastic antique store where I scored some loot. I think I need to begin photographing the good second hand things I come across, any second opinions??

Dress: Some Store in WV; Boots: Moos [William's Shoes]; Scarf & Necklace: Thrifted
Siblings on a really big chair / Mari and a red Maple



    jake and i bought pumpkin butter and honeycrisp apples and made it to the orchard after picking hours!

    you three are adorbz.

    also you look skinnier.

  2. thanks for stopping by VH! great seeing you there! :)

    sounds like a fun weekend! i had meant to go apple picking...guess i missed that boat. also, i love your glasses, where are they from?

  3. sounds like a great weekend! I love screenings of cult classics

  4. I love your dress and shoes and also the fall-like photos!

    xoxo from Hannie