All good things

This week was one of the best weeks I've had in a long time. Besides the fact that I have a sinus infection, and had to stay home from work on Monday - after that fact, it just got better and better.

I was feeling well enough around 3, to pop into Francesca's on Southport to pick up this dress and blouse.

Tuesday was my mom's birthday and she and my dad came in from the suburbs for dinner here in the city. After work Joel and I met for a glass of wine at The Purple Pig on Michigan Ave. From there, we walked down to Spiaggia and met up with my parents, and my mom's best friend. Each course got better and better. The food was just out of this world.

On Wednesday, I took my team at work out to bowling for lunch. Lucky Strike has a deal during work hours where you get a great lunch and game of bowling for $7. 7 Dollars! I am lucky to get out of Starbucks for 7 dollars - so not only did we have a blast - it was cheap!

After workI met up with my bestie (since 2nd grade) for a girls night out. About 8 weeks ago, we purchased a GiltCity event at Benefit Cosmetics for GNO. It was $50, and it was a 2 hour event with cocktails, treats, an eyebrow wax, makeover, AND $40 credit on makeup.

$85 dollars later, I'm pretty much stocked up.

Thursday I had a luncheon for work so I didn't have to go into the office. At the luncheon they had 3 raffle prizes. When you sat down at the table, everyone received a ticket. My ticket number was 100. I told everyone at my table, that #100 had to be lucky, so I signed my name and told everyone I was going to win.

The first prize was a 42"in, Panasonic Flat Screen.

Guess who won?

Ha...yes, I did. A $1,200 TV just landed under the tree!

And...today is Friday enough said! Tonight Joel and I are taking it easy. There is a Christmas parade in our neighborhood on Southport that we are going to check out. All of the stores open their doors and serve cookies and hot chocolate and Santa comes riding down on his sleigh. Should be a fabulous time.


  1. I never win anything! So excited for you!! Also, I really want to try Benefit's POREfessional. You should do a review soon!

  2. SO jealous you went to Spiaggia. It's one of the restaurants I have been dying to try! Glad to hear it was fantastic. :)

  3. love your items you got at Francesa's! So jealous of the yummy dinner you guys had! Have a great weekend!

  4. Wow that really does sound like a great and fun week! Congrats on the new TV!

  5. waaa? wish we had had that Benefit gilt event! sounds awesome!

  6. Congrats on the tv, that's awesome!

  7. Love your new purchases! And, yay for winning that TV! I wish I had that kind of luck! Sounds like a good week for you!

  8. So exciting!! Congrats on winning! Also, love love love your Francesca's dress, and Benefit cosmetics are my favorite! Have a great weekend!

  9. You WON a freaking TV?! That's awesome!!!!

    Love that dress too, btw.