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Efter bryllupsfestlighederne beærede vi det kære Delta Airlines med vores tilstedeværelse igen 😉
En mellemlanding i Atlanta, Georgia, og en to-timers køretur fra Fort Myers til Anna Maria Island senere kunne jeg pakke storby-garderoben væk og finde bikini, strandkjole og flip-flops frem.


Vi havde lejet en ferielejlighed over nettet. Superfint sted med to minutters slentren til havet – hvis man tog sig god tid 😉


Et dyp i poolen.


Således afkølet og efter en lille lur…


… var vi klar til at fejre 4th of July på vores lokale strand.


Hvor vi lavede de klassiske ting, mens vi ventede på fyrværkeriet. Drak Budweiser, gedulgt i tusmørket, og begravede hinandens fødder f. eks. Vældigt intellektuelle foreteelser.


Kikkede på havskildpaddereder.


Og fine papirlanterner der langsomt drev ud over havet.


Mens fyrværkeriet knaldede og bragede, lå vi i det hvide sand og lyttede til bølgeslagene, og øjenlågene blev tungere og tungere, mens en fin halvmåne så på.

After the ferriswheel, we went to Klavs and Mary’s house for yummy snacks, home brewed beer, and good company. We got a chance to talk to Mary’s family for the first time – wonderful and interesting people – and re-connect with Klavs’ huge family, whom we had not seen for years and years. They are also a fantastic bunch and we spent the evening munching and catching up.


Klavs and Mary live in one of the two apartments in this beautiful house on a quiet tree-lined street in the area Wicker Park. In the cab, I noticed that there’s lots of shopping, restaurants and bars in the area, along Damen Av., North Av., Milwaukee Av. and Division Steet.
You can take the Blue Line L to Damen Av. from Downtown Chicago. By bus you can get to the Red Line L, Lincoln Park and the lake front. I will definately be back to shop there with Mary sometime in the future. The stores looked pretty cool. I hope you’re up for that, Mrs. D 🙂


After all the sky scrapers it was nice to see some trees and flowers.


The staircase and the living-room were decorated with pretty garlands made of coffee filters and white thread. I’m am so much going to steal that idea!


And one of the wedding cakes had tropaeleums on it.


Pretty detail in the bathroom.


Pretty detail in the backyard.


Pretty detail in the neighbours’ garden.


They were also at the party and of course we had a long garden talk, since they have the cutest little garden filled with many of the plants that I love too. They even found the space for a vegetable and herb garden there. Such creative and nice people!


And while a lovely evening drew to its end, the children, a mix of Danes, Canadians and Americans, young kids and older ones, played one of their favorite games of the night, tag, while the grown-ups sipped drinks and talked about old times, the upcoming July 4th fireworks and other important things 😉

…Når ens fine (og vold-billige) flip flops falder fra hinanden…

…Når ens klapvogn får monteret to højre hjul!! ahhh come on Engby…Er efterhånden sikker på, at den f….. klapvogn er coated med dårlig karma 😉

…Når Beeks’ fine smagsløg kun har smag for en bestemt slags (glas)mad (fyyy bad, bad mama) og man obsesser over dét i en uges tid.

…Når ens Jackie O shades er knækket, fordi man ikke passer godt nok på sine ting.. (note to self: quit buying cheap, crappy things! And quit breaking stuff! )

…Når man treater sig selv med en facial og lokkes ud i en dyr, men god serum trods shoppestop…

…Når man går i H&M trods shoppestop…

…Når man nu har shoppestop på ubestemt tid istedet for januar 2012…

Hermed ugens WTF…kom endelig med jeres gode tilføjelser 😉

Husk i kan stadig nå at hjælpe med spørgeskemaet om bloggen her 🙂

Maja

Dagen efter brylluppet var vi en tur til Taste of Chicago, en årlig madfestival med gratis koncerter, fin legeplads og andre sjove ting og sager. Det afholdes i Grant Park, mellem Monroe Avenue og Balbo Drive og mellem Michigan Avenue og Lake Shore Drive.


Først var vi forbi og se den her fantastiske skulptur, i folkemunde kaldet The Bean, men officielt hedder den Cloud Gate. Den minder mest af alt om en kviksølvsdråbe, hvori omgivelserne genspejles i forvredne former. Og genspejlinger, kan vi jo li’ 😉 Den kan findes på AT&T Plaza, i Millennium Park.
Læs mere om The Bean her


Der er gratis adgang til Taste of Chicago, men man kan kun købe madbilletterne ved indgangen, så den klassiske laaaaange kø undgår man ikke. Der er masser af boder med alskens forskellige lækre småretter, supergodt for ungerne, som gerne ville smage det hele.


Man kan enten gå rundt med sin mad i hånden eller finde et skyggefuldt sted og sætte sig ned. Der var stegende hedt den dag, hvilket man vist godt kan se på mig og lillepigen her, hvor vi chiller i græsset, godt kogte. Heldigvis er amerikanerne praktiske folk, så der var opstillet masser af kummer med drikkevandshaner og store udebrusere med forstøvere til afkøling af de overophedede legemer.


Ældstepigen fik lavet en hair-wrap af den søde dame fra Peru (ca. 10 dollars, og den sidder endnu! Det må være et af feriens bedste køb).


Speaking of hair-wraps, så skulle de vist blive the shizzle i efterårets western/folklore/native trend, ihvertfald iflg. amerikansk Elle (og dem tror vi på!). Hvorfor pokker fik jeg ikke lavet en og købte nogle af de fede knyttede armbånd, hun solgte?? I seem to have a quite fashion-forward little fashionista in the family.


Efter et pit stop i hotel-poolen, gik turen igen til Navy Pier. Damerne havde fået lovning på en tur i Pariserhjulet, og den slags løfter løber man ikke fra 😉


En broderet bluse (thrifted), en lang nederdel (H&M), en nævefuld dollars og en vifte (thrifted). Ren spaghettiwestern.


Beware of the giants…


Sandeltræsvifte. Uundværlig i varmen. Indgyder illusionen om at være en lady. Og så dufter den super-dejligt.


Smilet ser lidt fesent ud. Er vist ikke helt tryg ved de mange meter ned.

The main reasons for our Chicago trip were these two beautiful people and their georgeous wedding in a Chicago park a late Friday afternoon in the beginning of July ❤


This handsome groom is my friend Klavs. We’ve known each other since way back in the Aarhus University days and moved to the US the same year, to two different states though. When I moved back to Denmark, Klavs stayed on. In the beginning, I was sad and missed him, his wonderful Italian cooking and taste in red wine and last but not least our soccer and beer nights 😉 But things happen for a reason, ’cause along came this beautiful and super-stylish lady:

I love everything about Mary´s wedding-outfit. It’s just all perfect in my opinion.


Her pretty hairband that goes perfectly with the dress. And the lovely pearl earrings.


The cool heels. What a color. I LOVE them and the way they accentuate the color of the dress. And the cute bows! Oh my Lord!


And look at this: a bow on the dress to match the bows on the shoes.


Not to mention the 60ies make-up and that radiant, happy smile even though it was late in the night.
And hold on, she made this dress herself. How über-cool is that?!

But what I love the most, is the fact that I now have this stylish fashionista, clever, cat- and vegetable-loving scientist in my life. And she likes to garden too.