Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Love!!

While in Chicago last week I got to meet up with one of my besties... Brooke. We hit up Michigan Ave. B and S style. It was windy and painfully cold but as always we bundled up and braved the elements. Upon our journey I discovered two places that I will surely revisit every time I am in the city. The first one was a handmade cosmetics boutique called Lush. If you haven't discovered the wonderfulness that is Lush you are totally missing out. Lush isn't your typical cosmetic line. Made out of all natural materials, the idea of it is to make the costumer feel like they are in a deli and by using good-for-you products they are practically saving the planet (don't worry Dad, I am not turning into a tree-hugger, I still think universal health care is a bad idea). Most of their soaps are shaped like cakes or cupcakes and some are even shaped like big hunks of cheese. The overall feel of the place is fabulous! I was slightly disappointed with the website, it wasn't nearly as artistic as the actual boutique but if you visit it I think you will get the idea. Click on each of the pictures and it will take you to that section of the site.
The second Chicago must-visit is Garrett's Popcorn. Again, If you haven't experienced this place you are truly missing out. In fact it is listed as one of Oprah's favorite things. They only have 3 popcorn flavors (butter, cheese, & carmel crunch) but you can add a variety of nuts as well. Click here for all of the mixing options. Being an AVID popcorn lover (thanks Mom) I like my popcorn buttery and salty. I went for the standard butter and cheese mix. Although it was expensive it was a good alternative for dinner and amazingly delicious!
The next time you're in Chicago....

3 comments:

Keli said...

mmmmmm, i LOVE garrett's!! it's so delicious, it's worth every penny!

Alisha said...

Bath bombs look exciting!

Courtney said...

I have often walked by this store at the Galleria and never find the guts to check it out. I am glad that you endorse it...now I will stroll in next time instead of just strolling by.