I got my swank on for a bit tonight. The Boss likes for Colleague and I to attend networking events here and there and tonight was "Fashion Group's" Fall Trend Forecast. Translation: All those in Chicago qualifying for a subscription to Women's Wear Daily drinking pink grapefruit champagne cocktails and watching a GIGANTIC slideshow of fashion week highlights at the James Hotel. Colleague and I were exchanging notes through most of it on different outfits etc and then we had a chance to do the mingle.
Now y'all know I work in the salon side of Beauty PR. Well I walked up to a table and one of the Chicago Beauty beacons I work with as a client goes "TKTC, your hair looks fabulous, who are you going to?!" And I'm all, "Really? Thanks, I'm overdue to see Wes at the Ruby Room."
At which point a second man at the table starts positively beaming. He owns the Ruby Room. Small world. So we talk about the neighborhood (down the street from me) and I'm drilling him about this fabulous little dynasty he and his wife have built. It was lovely. And reminded me that I really need to try to book Wes before I leave for the UK next week
(TKTC Note: Damn I sound like a jetsetter in this post! Reality check: hanging out with a pink buzz in my sweatpants. Oh yes, jetSET.)
Moving on, that reminded me of my Daily Candy from yesterday and a Chicagoist entry today calling out a healthy fro yo place opening .... under the Ruby Room. Not only that but FREE tonight. So I decided to make a neighborhood night of it.
I got home from my swank little faaahhhshion dahling preview, got out of my wrapdress and into a zippy then called in some sushi. Did I mention it's suddenly beautiful out?
Starfruit is quite literally 4 minutes away. And all of the fro yo is made with kefir...my new favorite thing (Probiotic, Greek-style yogurt milk...obviously I love it) and after finding it at Stanley's I've been eating it for a week with a little honey and strawberries for Bfast. Yum.
But for ice cream...I had the original with Butterfinger to counteract anything TOO healthy. And on my way out to pick up my real dinner, I even bumped into an old sorority sister (don't laugh, I loved ever minute of it).
So here we are back at the ranch. Swirled, Sushi-ed, Swanked, Sweatpanting and ready for some Leno!
Also- almost totally unrelated- one of my other TV crushes (the one that reminds me of Jamieson) is now the voice of Applebees? Really, Aiden?