3.24.2014

weekend good things.

Happy Monday! I had a very relaxing weekend but spent most of it fighting off a nasty cold (or allergies-- I'm not sure?!). I still found some time to fit in a few good things...
On Friday night H and I had an after work date night at Bar Toma downtown. We had really great appetizers -- hot meatballs and tasty Burrata (fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream). But I was very disappointed with the pizza - Penso Positivo (pancetta, fingerling potatoes and rosemary), it was sooo heavy and I think it's time to accept I am not a fan of pancetta!!

After dinner we went to North Face and I found the cutest rain jacket -- Romera North Face JacketIf you know me or my style you should be a little surprised. I usually don't like "sporty" or "outdoorsy" clothing...but this coat is perfect! It's similar to a H&M coat I wore in Turkey BUT it's actually waterproof! For reference I am 5'4 and I wear a size small and it's available in bright blue, black and tan.

I slept in until 10:30 AM on Saturday-- which I haven't done for years!! I guess I needed it. When I finally got up we went sofa shopping at West Elm and found 3 great options (one, two, three). Later that day I finished another JoJo Moyes book -- "The Girl You Left Behind." It was SO good. Now I need to get my hands on something new. We ended the night with dinner at Flat Top (one of my favorites)... I made a delicious stir-fry with spicy thai basil sauce, brown rice, veggies and chicken. And we finished our taxes (party animals!)

On Sunday I did a little Spring cleaning and organized our vinyl collection. I also made lemon chicken and artichoke pasta (recipe post later this week!) and napped again (ugh allergies!)

How was your weekend?
xo, 
Jillian
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21 comments

  1. That jacket is adorable!

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  2. Sounds like a great (& productive) weekend! Love that jacket and I wouldn't normally go for sport either. But it doesn't look traditional "north face" at all!

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend Jillian. And I love that toss back sofa! Ah West Elm always kills it!

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  4. I've been wanting to try Bar Toma! Bummer the pizza wasn't the best. We slept in until 10:30a on Saturday, too and it was sooo nice. Can't wait for the lemon chicken and artichoke recipe!

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  5. I love west elm, the toss back sofa is my favorite! Sounds like a good weekend =)

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  6. That jacket is so cute, I love the blue color! Can't wait for that recipe - sounds delicious! Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. I will have to look into that book!
    And your vinyl collection is fab!

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  8. I'm sorry you weren't feeling so hot, but this sounds like a pretty wonderful weekend even still!

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  9. Love your rain jacket! If I didn't finally "upgrade" to my own adult version this year I'd totally be after your pick. Yummy food galore this weekend - can't wait for the recipe (you party animal lol - tax season will be the death of me)!

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  10. Love the jacket! I still have not done our taxes yet - blech!!

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  11. glad it was an overall good weekend, the design of this post is so pretty!

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  12. Sounds like a great weekend! Pizzas at Bar Toma have been hit and miss for me. I've really liked their four cheese pizza and margarita, but I tried a spinach one recently and it left me underwhelmed. Oh well! Love that Toss-Back sofa from West Elm!

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  13. I also have the Breakfast at Tiffany's vinyl! It's always nice to organize and clean to get everything in order, especially as spring is finally showing it is here!

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  14. Aww hope you're feeling better! Saw you were selling that typewriter and sooo wish I lived in Chitown. I still have not picked up a book to read (so sad) but it's on my to-do list! I did see American Hustle this past weekend and thought of you haha Oh, and we had Marli's 1 year which was ooooodles of fun :)
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  15. Oh I like option #1 of the couches! Cheers to sleeping in and eating food this weekend! Clearly we need it right? ;-) xoxoxo

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  16. Hope you are feeling better! It sounds like you had a pretty nice weekend despite feeling under the weather. I can't wait for the recipe post; it sounds delicious.
    Lori

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  17. hopefully you're feeling better soon! if i had the space, i'd start a vinyl collection. my dad had a huge collection when i was little, and thus my love for music was born. something was playing 24/7!

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  18. I really loved "The Girl You Left Behind" too! You should ready "The Husband's Secret"...I finished it recently and it was pretty awesome!

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  19. I'm so loving that rain jacket...!! I love the tie at the waist - makes it look more feminine!!

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  20. Jon and I have agreed that our first new big purchase for the apartment needs to be a couch that will fit me, him, AND Charlie! I like the York one you linked to :)

    also, can you tell me please about that glass terrarium thing in the top right photo?!

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