photos from christkindlmarket today :) as you can see I was mainly interested in the food. the whole thing was so fantastic though… so many cool trinkets like hand-painted christmas ornaments, hand-carved figurines, nesting dolls, jewelry, beer steins… of course, everything was very expensive and I didn’t have much use for any of it, so I didn’t buy anything.
BUT I did share some delicious potato pancakes and an apple strudel with my mom, and we all stood by the crepe booth and watched the handsome French gentlemen making crepes for about 5 minutes.
will definitely be going back next year! (and I’ll be able to try the Gluehwein)
First meetup since before my cosplay hiatus! It kind of fell apart because we all got split up but I still had fun and I hope everyone else did, too. I really love the way I look in my Hungary wig and I really liked how it looked with my sweater ^^’
Christmas in Chicago Pt. II: We went everywhere, from Christkindlmarkt to Michigan Avenue, and found a lot of surprises along the way. Being a tourist is best around the holidays. Love that everything is being imported from NYC and London (Allsaints Spitalfields, Topshop/Topman, Magnolia Bakery?!?!)
Sunday we tried to stop by Christkindlmarket–not the best idea with a infant & dog in tow! It was insane & I had serious stroller rage and wanted to plow through the crowd. Luckily we left without me clipping the ankles of everyone in front of me, and I returned today to a seemingly busy but less insane market.
Thanks to Profashional’s suggestion, I checked out Frank’s Glass Haus and picked up a couple flag ornaments significant to our family & an accordion ornament. Why of all things an accordion? Well, it immediately brought me back to my childhood and festive large italian family gatherings. On special occasions, my nonno would bust out his accordion and we would sing along to “Johnny Capello”. (Seriously, for years I thought Jolly Goodfellow was Johnny Capello. This is what happens when you have italian immigrant grandparents!) Anyways, I chuckled to myself and felt a bit sad that they are no longer here, yet grateful for the many memories. I love when ornaments evoke a memory or story and this is one we will always cherish!