Thursday, June 14, 2007

and the rest

I was looking forward to, more than anything, the Japanese market in Chicago. I had come across it online somehow a while back, and told my friend who lives there. She grew up eating the Korean food her mom served, so Mitsuwa is a good source for dried squid and other delicacies (that I can't stomach:)) She also got my fancy tupperware there.

So our friends offered to drive us there during our visit, not knowing how excited I'd be, how long I'd linger on every aisle, and how many different foods I had to sample and books I had to browse through before leaving. It felt like stepping back into Japan, complete with a bookstore, bakery, and food court.

Also at the top of my list was Oak Park, a neighborhood with several Frank Lloyd Wright houses. His victorians were so unique, and of course his prairie houses were gorgeous with their strong horizontal movement and clean lines. I realized that the house E and I refer to as our dream house (one on the river a few blocks away) is very much in the style of FLW. Quite Japanese, too.

Well, I'm back to work and back to crafting, including a thank you gift for our wonderful Chicago hosts. Hope everyone's having a good week. I'm hoping to make it to the u-pick blueberry farm this weekend. And then blueberry pie. mmm.


  1. Beautiful houses. I need to see when blueberries are in season here. I am trying to preserve all the summer fruits this year. We'll see how it goes!

  2. I've been to Oak Park as well, and I loved it. The FLW home and studio was such a great tour.


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