Jan 31, 2011

Jan 11, 2011

tax free weekend

Third Annual 'Tax-Free' Weekend
Once again The 900 Shops will be celebrating Presidents' Day weekend with a rare three day shopping event where shoppers can splurge "TAX FREE" on Saturday, Sunday and Presidents' Day Monday. Participating retailers will offer a 9.75% discount (equivalent to Cook County sales tax) to all shoppers, including sale items!

Shop "TAX-FREE" at over 40 of your favorite stores including J.Crew, MaxMara, Club Monaco, Michael Kors, L'Occitane, Diesel, Galt Toys + Galt Baby, Karen Millen, Original Penguin, Intimacy Bra Fit Stylists, space519 and MANY MORE. Click below for a complete list of participating retailers.

As a Presidents' Day bonus, you can park at a special "Alexander Hamilton" rate - only $10 for the entire day. Parking tickets must be validated with any purchase.

Marco's Graphics

Supporting local Chicago artist Marco Castro. Check out his graphics and killer hair @ http://www.facebook.com/MarcosGraphics4life and become a fan of his!!!

Jan 9, 2011

Grinders for Dinner ;)

Honestly if you have never eaten here before then you are missing out! Chicago Oven Grinders has to be one of my most fav little Chicago best kept secrets. I took Mr Ray for his first time and he's now a fan haha. Hands down it was a wonderful sunday dinner ;) You should def try it... but FYI they only accept cash and there are no reservations lol but its so worth it.

Jan 8, 2011


So we went out to celebrate a friend of a friends birthday! It was at a cute little place i have never been before and to be honest cant really recall the name hehe. We sipped on some yummy frozen drinks and had a blast. After we ate and the alcohol set in, we went over to the bar and started taking shots. I will never drink jager again!

After the shots we danced the night away to 80's music and cut a rug lol. The most funny and interesting night I have had in a while and it was totally unexpected!!!!! hahaaaa

ohh what a night haha

Caught in the Act

HAHAH enjoy!

Jan 7, 2011

Of Course!

It always seems that overtime I make the trip from stl to chicago or vise versa lol there is the most horrible weather conditions possible. I mean come on lol for the last week it was not doing anything and of course, BLIZZARD haha. Oh well i made it safe and alive and thats all that matters ;)

Headed back to Chi Town :/

So the holidays are officially over!!!! Which means its time to pack up my stuff and get back to real life again. I have a company meeting tonight at 7 with Kristin and im super excited to see whats in store for the year to come ;) I still cant believe its 2011, I def feel like i have been MIA from my real life but it has been nice just relaxing in Missouri with my wonderful family!!! It always makes me sad to leave at this time of year because its really the only time when I get a chunk like this to be home. Oh well Chicago awaits with tons of new adventures im sure and I have missed my fabulous friends there! Missouri until we meet again xoxo

Jan 6, 2011

Vintage Lexi

So over the holidays I was at my grandparents house. And i stumbled across this old mouse pad (yes i know my grandparents are a little obsessed with me) of me figure skating back in the day lol. I snapped a couple shots of the pics and i just literally could not stop laughing... Hope you enjoy!

Jan 5, 2011

Happy 12th Birthday Hannah!

Aww my little sister is such a little woman now ;) Hapyy bday my love. Always know sissy loves you, no matter where she is or you are! I wish u a blessed year

Jan 4, 2011

Drinks with my girls ;)

So i met up with a few of my fav girls from High School, which congrats to ashley on her engagement ;). 2 for one drinks at Massa's who knew missouri could be so fun hahhaaa.... but here are a few pics from the night, unfortunately there was a mirror behind us that made picture taking pretty undoable lol but enjoy anyway

I love getting ready with my Bestie ;)

Getting ready with your best friend is the most fun thing to do in the world i swear!!! Best buds and make-up, like honestly a few of my fav things in life. Ah im gonna miss you when i go back to chicago and real life starts again :(

The best date I have had in 2011

My little brother (who is 6 and the coolest little man in the world) and me went out to the Chinese Place in the valley, on the drive he told me he wanted this to be a special dinner because im going back to chicago. So when we got there he asked the lady for a table for 2 hehe He was such a gentleman and he even paid. With the money from our mother of course lol

Jan 3, 2011

Semi Annual

Ahh today is the start of the Victoria Secret Semi Annual Sale :) Of course im up early for this one... I wait for it every year, along with bestie!!!!!!!!! Maybe we shall follow up with some pedicures after and some STL Bread Co. ( I have been on a kick lately) Happy shopping and stock up lol

Jan 1, 2011

The Akira NYE Parttyyyy

30,000+ square feet place, built in 1888, once used by al capone as a secret speakeasy, with its amazing interiors and 33 foot ceilings into a legendary party. We sipped on FUSE and Vodka cocktails and had a blast!!!! It was a wonderful night. Not to mention that the location was perfection for my Boardwalk Empire obsession lol! Enjoy the pics and happy new year!