Jason & Patrick were the videographers at our wedding last August. Not only were they amazing to work with (super easy going, very flexible and professional), the footage came out beautiful and they caught so many wonderful moments!
Even more than that, I was amazed by how friendly and thoughtful Jason & Patrick are. To stay within budget, we staggered our photographer/videographer time so that the videographers would capture the getting ready moments and the photographer would capture the sparklers at the end of the night. Even though Jason & Patrick were only scheduled to stay until 8 or 9, they not only showed up an hour early but stayed until the very end at 11pm!! They were really wonderful to work with. And seriously-- these guys are like ninjas once they get to your wedding. I was nervous about feeling self-conscious while they were filming, but most of the time we didn't even notice they were there until we later saw broader shots taken by our photographer.
I highly recommend working with Fish-i Design if you want high quality footage and professional, easy going, friendly photographers.
Just had a trial with Holly - she is awesome!!!
I sent her a few pictures of styles I liked, and she pretty much nailed it. I was comparing the pictures we took to the original photos I showed her, and the hair and makeup was just like what I envisioned! She also was great about consulting me every step of the way, asking how I typically do my makeup so the resulting makeup would be better, but not too far off from how I usually look.
Even more than that, she is such a relaxed and fun person. Exactly the type of person I want on my wedding day - not only will I know that my makeup and hair will be taken care of, but I'll also have such a nice person around to calm my nerves a bit!
While I was really sad when I heard Breadsmith was closing its doors at this particular location, I was super excited when I heard Delightful Pastries was opening a store here.
This is by far my favorite bakery for pastries in the city. I go to the Farmer's Market almost every Thursday in the summer just to get their delicious croissants. Do you know how hard it is to find a good croissant in this city that is actually buttery and flaky?? So I was ecstatic when I found out they were opening a new location in Old Town, which is much closer to my condo than their location in Portage Park. My first visit there was to purchase two boxes of pastries to take with me to a Thanksgiving reunion in Florida! :)
While the prices are a bit high, if you think about it you could pay $1.75 for a waxy tasting croissant at Starbucks or pay a little extra (I think $2.00?) for a really buttery, delicious croissant at Delightful Pastries. Or you can just go all out and blow your calories for the day by eating one of their paczkis (ahh, reminds me of my hometown of detroit and the joy of paczki day!).
I highly recommend the croissants, macarons (just because Vanille is just a tad too far from this car-less city girl) and their mini-pies.
Dr. Goodman is one of the best dentists I have ever been to.
I have never had a root canal before, and the procedure was almost pain free, with only the minor discomfort of having to keep my mouth open for 20 minutes and the initial shots to numb me up. Even the initial shots didn't hurt as much as they usually do due to her informing me beforehand about what she was going to do and using a neat "wiggling" trick to make the shot less painful.
I was actually surprisingly chipper coming out of my appointment, in part because I was shocked by how easy, fast and pain-free it was. It really was just as if I was getting an ordinary filling. I had the procedure yesterday, and today I only feel a tinge of pain every once in awhile, but nothing that can't be soothed with periodic doses of advil (and actually, after my last filling I was popping advil every 4 hours because of the pain-- after the root canal, I took some advil this morning and in the later afternoon and haven't felt much discomfort at all).
I highly, highly recommend her if you ever need a root canal. She is great!!
Definitely my favorite bakery in the city. The bread is delicious, the staff friendly, and the prices are very reasonable ($2.45 for a wonderful loaf of french bread that I really can't get enough of). It's a great place to pick up your bread for the week or to pick up a tasty snack to take with you as you stroll through Old Town.
Favorites: the french loaf, the incredibly good asiago cheese sticks, and the jalapeno cream cheese.
Note: It's cash only, so make sure you have enough to buy all the delicious goods that get you drooling and starry-eyed.
The best chinese restaurant in Ann Arbor.. though I maybe somewhat biased since I worked there for three years. : ) Really though, the cooks are amazing and some of the non-traditional Chinese American food like their stuffed eggplant and crispy chicken in garlic and onions are really good. The lunch stand-bys (kungpao chicken, chicken and broccoli, emperor's chicken) are delicious as well. Get the kungpao chicken extra crispy. I like this place far better than tkwu's even though tkwu is $1 or $2 cheaper.
Yes, the service is slow.. and the whole place is kinda grimy, but can you say the most-delicious-hippie-hash-EVER. There's something about that combination of sauteed veggies on a pile of hashbrowns, topped with crumbled feta. With bottomless coffee, it is the best breakfast ever : ) I salivate just thinking about it.
The Earle's underground wine bar has an awesome happy hour between 5 and 8pm Monday through Friday. Who can resist $2.50 steamed mussels in wine, garlic and tomatoes with any purchase, and 20% off the entire wine bar menu? The wine bar is very dark, but the walls made out of cork and the candlelit tables make for a charming atmosphere. A great place for a date or for just catching up with friends.
Yum. Yum. Yum!
I'm weird and really like the taste of macaroni salad with my rice, but really, you've gotta love a place that doles out huge portions of meat and rice. Get the half-size if you aren't the biggest eater and don't want leftovers. I went with my bf and we got two regular portions and our leftovers combined was its own huge meal. We probably should have split. Great, inexpensive food! (Also, I actually didn't think the chicken tasted that much like teriyaki. I thought it had a nice grilled flavor.)
Chicago, IL, Vereinigte StaatenYelper seit
April 2006Dinge, die ich mag
Meat spaghettiMeine Henkersmahlzeit
Killer garlic rolls and spaghetti bolognese from C&O Trattoria.