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Street Talk Wednesday September 22, 2010

(What I thougtht was) The first day of Fall slipped right by the city this year! It was busy camouflaged as a very moist summer day and even though the chrysanthemums were everywhere, it seemed like a most excellent time to smell the roses.

Sit in a cafe. Knit a little…

Thing was, I was downtown, in the loop, and my cafe happened to be an Argo Tea shop that is right next door to the Oriental Theatre…

That’s where I saw Billy Elliot; that’s where I froze my tutu off and tried to stave off the chill by draping myself with a little shrug. Funny thing that. Not wanting to take the time to put my arms through the sleeves! I just wanted to wrap myself, quickly, get the cold off of me…

Here’s my antidote so far:


This little spot is a street cafe, much in the style of some I’ve seen in Paris or London. Outside those restaurants, they put some tables and chairs and the public strolls in front of them. In Chicago, for some reason (or probably law) they put the chairs and tables away from the shop itself and along the street, separating all from harm by an iron surround — many times a surround that has lots of decoration.

Here you can view boxes full of flowers, and watch, the world, go by. And grab your camera when all of a sudden there’s a man strolling towards the cafe who is a dead ringer (but better) for Rpatz.

Now, as I’ve freely admitted a milllion years ago, I am Team Edward. Sorry, but that’s the way the story crumbles and believe me when I say that I reached for my little camera faster than anytime in near memory. For sure, I was going to take a picture of my WIP, my navy cotton stole, which is now about two feet long and will be ready for next year’s theatre season. But I was ready for more; I just wasn’t ready to speed frame and get it all in.

Hmm. But it’s happiness that the stole came out in the pic! And what’s really amazing is that this picture does not capture my people watchin’ pal in all his loveliness – cannot figure that out, he was very handsome. Also, I didn’t notice before was what he was wearing; I’m thinking those are euro-cut trousers, etc. right?

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6 responses to “Street Talk Wednesday September 22, 2010”

  1. Well, you are the lucky one! You get a do over because the first day of Autumn this year is Thursday, September 23! So, have a go at it again and enjoy your day!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Ha ha ha! Yay! I thought it was the 21st…

    Makes sense though and I love do-overs here at Chez Chic lately…

  3. Tina says:

    Also Team Edward, and those jeans do fit really, really, well, don’t they?

  4. Rosemary C says:

    The WIP is lovely (beautiful color) and the coffee looks warm and inviting, but could you have at least had the decency to put the camera on “Zoom”, so we could have had a better look at that yummy dude. :)

  5. Susan says:

    Will you be going to Rhinebeck this year??

  6. Michelle says:

    Hmmm, I do love a “eurocut” pair of jeans. And how. Of course, I love your stole, that goes without saying, but I do appreciate the lucky eye candy!!

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