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FUN FRIDAYS: Walk like a Tourist April 30, 2010

Ch-Fr-Mkt-2-P1000794What is more satisfying than to ditch work and go play with your friends?

Going out of the neighborhood and exploring, say, an Italian menu for a change, for a little la dolce vita in the afternoon?

Then stopping by one of Chicago’s newest playgrounds: the Chicago French Market

Ch-Fr-Mkt-3-P1000778Is it bonne chance that that very same afternoon, you might be rubbing shoulders with L’Honorable himself, Bertrand Delano√ę, the Mayor of Paris, here in Chicago for a visit? And would it REALLY be in the party spirit if you only, say, decided to shop for the typical, the regular, the expected?

Or has it now become your duty, your actual responsibility to live up to the moment and celebrate with his Honor?

At the French Market, that mission is so very easily accomplished — there is row after row of stalls with the most amazing foods, wines, beers, meats, fresh vegetables, and, do not forget, cheese.

But today, I have a higher calling and it is to indulge.

Certainly a few hors d’oeuvres will only start the party…


Enchant√©! THIS my friends is candy, candy of the highest order, made by Canady Le Chocolatier…


Or, how about gelato, in the most heavenly, creamy colors?

NO. It is impossible to ignore one for the other.


One simply must not insult the hospitality of the house!


Decisions, so difficult at the start, were so very easy in the end: a superb Napolean with a Pistachio Truffle chaser and a little afternoon knitting with ma charmante amie, Edie…

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6 responses to “FUN FRIDAYS: Walk like a Tourist April 30, 2010”

  1. Joan says:

    Looks good! I am so glad this year’s WWKIP Day will be held here.:)

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Yes! The WWKIP is on June 12th downtown in Millenium Park — I will be thinking of you all — I am exhibiting at the TNNA show in Columbus that weekend, booths 151 & 153…

    Send your LYS to see me!

  3. Susan says:

    I am swooning over these photos, especially the gelato.

  4. Jackie says:

    This looks fabulous and I will definitely pay a visit while in Chicago for the weekend starting 6/17. We’ll be going to see the cubs on Saturday. Do you have any other suggestions for must see/do/eat?

    BTW – long time reader/lurker, love your blog and your patterns. I’ve knit several and have several more waiting patiently in the wings.

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    Wow. I need to get the pharoah chocolates for a couple of my Coptic friends. They would find it very funny!

  6. Heather says:

    Wow, great pictures! Jealous that I am no where near Chicago (but am minutes from Santa Barbara… :-D ).

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