Day of Discovery
On Sunday we brunch. Possibly the most important meal of the day, brunch is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. A meal that can last anywhere from 10am to 3pm should actually be classified as an endurance sport (potentially my favorite athletic activity). As brunch offers up a variety of options, both savory and sweet, it gives you an excuse to order more of everything just because you can.
I headed to Café Osage at Bowood Farms (just shy of the Loop) around noon with my photographer friend Taylor and her sister. We shared a hearty meal cooked lovingly with produce grown just across the street in the Bowood Farms nursery. The picture perfect herbs in my scrambled eggs and cauliflower skillet looked like they were freshly picked that day. And I certainly couldn’t say no to a down home savory biscuit served with a side of the most flavorful ruby red jam. Score one for stepping out of my West County St. Louis bubble!
Delightfully stuffed, I rolled myself over to the adjoining nursery and gift shop. The space was bright, white and open. Everywhere you turned, there was something to see and be tempted to buy. A little green? Check. Unique knick-knacks and gift ideas? Check. Purchases I didn’t plan for, probably don’t need, but love to death? Check. (Heads up friends! You may be getting incredibly adorable Valentines from here this year!)
Did I mention how surprisingly warm it was for January? I dressed in removable layers, thankfully. I love the look of a button down shirt (a hint of pattern goes a long way) with a cropped sweater (always good to size up when layering). Just be careful when you’re wearing white! Luckily, not a smidge of anything drippy made its way down my sweater. But I can’t say the same thing for the makeup on the inside of my collar. (Oh well! That’s what Shout wipes are for, right?)
After a little shopping fun, we headed downtown to the Contemporary Art Museum for the new exhibit.
LaToya, our fabulous stylist friend, joined us for a late afternoon of creative inspiration. That girl can make me lose my cool and giggle around all that serious art. One of my favorite pieces was The Last Flood, a fifty-foot painting created on-site by Barnaby Furnas as part of his Red Sea series. I definitely had to take a beat in front of this vibrant awe-inspiring piece.
Sunday Funday ended with an evening showing of Birdman at Frontenac Plaza with my best movie pal Raazia. Michael Keaton is spectacular. Who knew the First Daughter and Post Grad actor had that amazing performance in him? I will definitely be rooting for Keaton come February at Oscar time. What a perfect end to an absolutely stimulating day. How was your Sunday?
Photography by Taylor of Kalhu Photography