Friday, August 6

the art institute of chicago

today was my first time being down in the loop since i moved. steve and i went to the art institute of chicago; they have free admission every thursday evening. the line was so long when we got there, but it moved pretty quickly, and we were inside in about 10 minutes. once we were in, steve and i went to see our favorite type of art, modern art. it took a bit of time looking at the art and we only got through the modern wing today. i hope we can go back sometime soon and see the rest of the art that's at the museum. 

ellsworth kelly, black and white (1960-61).

joan miró, portrait of juanita obrador (1918).

earlier in the week, steve took me out to a lovely vegan restaurant to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. it was called karyn's cooked. i had fresh squeezed lemonade and steve had a blueberry flavored izze to drink. for our appetizer, we had thai skewers; for the main course, we had a vegan pizza on thin whole-wheat crust, topped with homemade soy cheese, marinara sauce, seitan, and veggies; and for dessert, we shared a slice of vegan blueberry cheesecake. it was a wonderful evening. i really liked eating at karyn's, the food was delicious, and i loved the vibe of the place. i will definitely be eating there again!


  1. The Art Institue is on a donation basis anyways so you can literally give them a few coins from your pocket to get in. Sometimes you can even just walk in. I did that all the time when I was in college. Try that next time you go there during the week.

  2. i'm gonna have to check out karyn's cooked when i go to IL in a few months! sounds tasty!

  3. Congrats on 5 year anniversary! The art institute looks like a lovely place.

    Enjoy your week,
    Hannah x