christkindlmarket

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Couple things, here.

Yesterday, I gave myself a manicure and threw on my wedding rings- two things that rarely happen (I normally just wear a simple rose gold band because it’s just easier with Wells). I kept staring at my hands all day because they felt so new. 

How awesome is that blue and cream Jonathan Adler knit hat?! It’s slouches just right and it felt warm and cozy. It’s $45, which feels cheap for Jonathan Adler, no? I feel like all of his stuff is, at minimum, $95. 

If you wander over to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket, find the vendor serving up these Snow Balls (by the indoor beer tent). They are warm, powdered sugar-topped doughnuts and they are remarkable. Look how serious I am about eating them.

And finally, do you ever go places where there is a house photographer? Someone walks around, snaps a quick picture, and then on your way out the door they slap said picture in a plastic frame and try to sell it to you for like $15? Well, yesterday at The Drake that happened. Only I took one look at the photo of me + my sis in front of that beautiful ballroom and thought, “Hmmm…this is pretty good. We are both dressed up, have makeup on, and there are no kids climbing all over us. I think I’ll take it.”

So I did. And I’m glad. 

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Yesterday was damn good day.

I took the bus to meet Steven at the train, Zack met up with us and we went to the city for multiple things.

Grabbed breakfast, headed to the Daily Center to check out the yearly Christkindlemarket, seen Dr. Strange and did a shit ton of walking.

Steven is having surgery on his hip in a week from tomorrow and he won’t be mobile for some time. So I’m glad this happened and he was able to visit the market and get his annual mug from the Glühwein we usually get. I had a beer this year which doesn’t get a specialized cup haha…but him and Zack found a hot cider booth so I was able to score me a tiny mug.

Germany beer is delicious. 

The theater we went to, to see Dr. Strange was really cool. It’s a dine-in theater where you’re sitting on recliner chairs but it also has a table attached, like a tray..it’s pretty interesting. I didn;t dine in but they also serve you’re typical theater soft drinks\candy and even alcohol. Steven and Zack both got milkshakes haha!

It was an interesting experience and I’m glad I didn’t go alone, though I wouldn’t mind doing so given my situation with things.

It was really cold out yesterday and being in the city literally right next to the lake it was quite brutal. I mean, maybe just me, I’m always cold.

Very glad to have hung out with both of them and Steven was able to do some stuff he wouldn’t be able to next month because he’ll basically be bed ridden. :/ At least this surgery will help him A LOT and he’ll be able to do A LOT more than he has ever since his first surgery in his teen years. He won;t limp anymore.

Alright, I’m done. Cheers.

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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)

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Christkindlmarket Meetup 2013!
December 21, 2013

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 ^^’

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(click on each pic for a slightly larger view)

So every year my mother and I visit the Christkindlmarket, which is a little German market held at Daley Plaza. It has tons of stuff, and it’s not limited to just German things, there’s all kinds of European goodies there. We had potato pancakes, hot apple cider, and a NUTELLA PUFF (which was ridiculously delicious, btw). I also bought some fresh marzipan because I’ve never found it anywhere better. We were there for a little over an hour, and we didn’t really buy anything other than food since we’re broke-ish, but it was a lot of fun nonetheless. Will probably be going back in a week or two to possibly pick up a few things.