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If there is one thing in life I like to do, it is to go on adventures. Of course the actual traveling part to Chicago in an adventure in itself (did I mention we were rear-eneded not five minutes after leaving my mom’s house and the trip was almost Not Happening?) but while in Chicago – why not go on some adventures, like the Lincoln Park Zoo? As you can see, we did and we made great friends with the gorillas.

Also, while at the Lincoln Park Zoo, we rode the carousel. Carousels are like a Thing for me because I imagine the animals are real and always want to pick the very best/coolest ones to ride. You can also see my love for carousels here.

And where can you take better pictures than on a carousel? Let’s be serious. As you can see I was more interested in the fake animals than the real animals at the zoo. I do like real animals too, but they don’t always let you ride them.

AND another random picture of us girlies with some animals in the background. This was at the suggestion of KP who told me of a horse mural nearby her old Chicago apartment.

Yeah, this was pretty much the best trip ever. More restauranty/food stuff posts up next!

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Cheers! It’s time for a margarita from good ol’ Cowgirl, mmm, mmm… Yes, I am still trying to acquire the taste of tequila and I think I’m doing okay! I ordered the peach margarita and isn’t she pretty? She’s sweet too. Eugene got a lime margarita, which is not as exciting. What is exciting are the little glass animals on the ends of our straws! I think I forgot to take mine home! I remember a restaurant in Detroit that used to give these little animals on top of their ice cream scoop desserts and my family loved it. Family Buggy perhaps?

It is hot as Hades in NY right now and I am very grateful for my window air conditioning unit. I am not grateful for my wireless internet, which only seems to work in the non-air conditioned, hot and sweaty kitchen. Back to things I am grateful for: dining and drinking al fresco. Now’s the time. :)

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It’s not every day you get to pretend that you’re hatching out of an egg. Or you’re turtle:

Or a prairie dog:

Or you get to play kissy with farm animals:

Prospect Park Zoo may be small, but it is good. Lots of birds and monkeys. We saw mommy and baby wallabies. And these guys:

Sea lions! We saw a feeding and they did tricks for us and there were barely any people there so you could see everything. They were so cute! All the zoo is missing is some penguins and they would be set.

Yeah, yeah, so no munchies on this City Mitten post, but don’t you worry because this weekend was packed. And HOT! I made the mistake of randomly walking across the Brooklyn Bridge after brunch one day and now I’m red, red, red. Stay tuned, because I assure you tomorrow will be delicious.

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This past Sunday I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to meet up with my friend Laura Leebove and company in line for the Bust Craftacular. She went last year and showed me all the cool stuff she bought, so this year, I just had to see it for myself.

When I found her in line, it was already reaching around the corner and later it made its way around the entire block.

The line was worth it. Two dollars and a free goodie bag (for the first 500 people) later, we were inside and there was SO MUCH TO LOOK AT! I did not know where to begin. Vendors everywhere. Jewelry, purses, clothing, chocolates, cookies, toys, stuffed animals, handmade cards…

We made our way around the maze and I ended up with one thing for one of my sisters. I obviously can’t tell you what it is. There were a million things I could have bought for myself, but that wasn’t the point of going there now, was it?

I’ve realized I really like handmade cards. They are so adorable. And they’re about the same price as the mass-produced ones you find at Kate’s Paperie so why didn’t I buy some? You tell me.

Here’s a table of some interesting stuffed animals:

And a t-shirt display I was pretty fond of:

And now for the killer. There was one particular booth that really stuck out at me. You know I really like creatures. I especially like penguins. So here was this table with ceramic mugs and ceramic necklaces with different creatures on them. And the creatures were just so CUTE! I seriously wanted to cry about it, they looked so sad and lonely on the mugs and necklaces and I wanted to be their friend.

This necklace I wanted especially:

A penguin in front of the Brooklyn Bridge! This is even better than my amazing photo of the ice cream in front of the Brooklyn Bridge! This necklace is City Mitten!

Why didn’t I buy this? I don’t wear necklaces that much but that penguin should have been mine. The woman who made them was really nice, maybe she can make a pendant for me and make it into a bracelet. I would love love that. For now I can only hope that Mr. Penguin here found a home at the Bust Craftacular. And, you should check out the 3rd Ward Handmade Holiday Craft Fair this coming Sunday, cause SKT Ceramics is gonna be there.

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