Entries Tagged as 'tj maxx'

Cheap and Chic

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

In late August I was shopping around for a new purse. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I hit up all the discount places: Nordstrom Rack, Filene’s Basement, TJ Maxx, and Loehmann’s. While at Loehmann’s, I spotted this pretty bag and the tag said “Cheap and Chic.” Score! Except when I looked closer it was $399.99. .. uh.. and that was the deeply discounted price. No thanks. I ended up getting this Nine West bag from Filene’s for $30. It’s nothing crazy and will probably not last too long, but that’s about all I was willing to spend right now. Trying to keep shopping to a minimum as we save for the wedding!

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Dinner at Colombo’s

July 11th, 2008 · No Comments


Portobello mushroom, goat cheese, garlic bruchetta :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod


Clams casino :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod


Meatballs with fresh ricotta and Parmesan :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod


Salad :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod


Pepperoni Pizza :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod


Scallops with risotto :: Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, Hyannis, Cape Cod

On Wednesday we tried to go to the beach but it was really, really windy. We were getting pelted with sand. Finally we just gave up and went home. After getting all the sand off of us, we decided to go shopping. At TJ Maxx I picked up a really discounted dress, some sandals and a floppy beach hat.

For dinner we went to Colombo’s Cafe & Pastries, which opened up in Hyannis that day. Jess’s cousin Michaela is a hostess there so we went to visit her and check out the new restaurant. The concept is kind of something for everything. There’s a bar, a lounge, inside dining, outside dining, a pastry case, gelato, lunch sandwiches, nice dinner entrees, etc. I guess time will tell if this strategy works.

We really liked that all of the pasta was whole wheat and you could get a honey whole wheat crust on the pizzas. The food there skewed towards Italian and healthy, which differentiated it from the other Cape restaurants we’ve been to. Overall, we really enjoyed the food, but as to be expected on opening night of any restaurant, there were some service kinks to work out. I’m sure they just need practice to get everything running smoothly.

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Shopping on State Street

July 25th, 2004 · 5 Comments

7 floors of Marshall Fields
7 floors of Marshall Fields, The Loop, Chicago

Escalators at Marshall Fields
Escalators at Marshall Fields, The Loop, Chicago

Yesterday Nancy came down and we spent the entire afternoon and evening shopping on State Street. Nuts on Clark, Nordstrom Rack, H & M, Govnor’s Pub for an early dinner, Marshall Field’s, Filene’s Basement and T.J. Maxx were the stores we hit up. Marshall Field’s was amazing. It’s like an entire mall in one building. Very much like Macy’s in NYC.

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