January 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart
The Toni Patisserie window is always beautiful.
Cute flowers on each table.
If the cafe is full then you have to sit in the lobby of the Pittsfield Building, which is not too bad. Gorgeous!
I walked past Toni Patisserie, a French bakery and pastry shop, a thousand million times and never went in. It’s right around the corner from my doctors office and when I started having so many appointments at the end of my pregnancy and after Makai was born, I started stopping in. What? I had time to kill. Sometimes I just had a pastry (the salted caramel chocolate tart is my favorite) and a coffee, and sometimes I had lunch (the croque monsieur sandwich is amazing). It’s so hard now to keep walking as I pass the shop on the way to my doctor’s appointments!
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September 30th, 2013 · No Comments
Finally figured out what this was after walking past it so many times at Block 37.
Butterflies and Buffalo
Two North Riverside Plaza
September 18 to October 31, 2013
Developed over the past 10 years, “Butterflies & Buffalo” is a nationwide documentary project to capture the faces and stories of our country’s most extraordinary cultures through the world’s largest film camera. Designed and built by world-renowned photographer, Dennis Manarchy, the camera is making its public debut in downtown Chicago at Two North Riverside Plaza along with stunning 24-foot photography. Attendees will view and walk INSIDE this commemorative masterpiece to understand the science behind photography and witness the beginnings of this historic journey. (Description via Chicago Ideas.)
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