Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIWW - Looks Like Rain

Photos by GnomeTales

 The spot of color in this week's outfit, my bracelet, came to me all the way from Denver.  My parents thoughtfully brought it back for me from their trip to Colorado.

We almost caused a traffic jam during this shoot.  I know I'm gorgeous, silly onlookers, but you really need to get a hold of yourselves.  You're embarrassing everyone.

And boy was my hair being uncooperative!

pleated poppy

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Say Cheese! West Reading

On Friday, me and my co-workers went to the new restaurant - Say Cheese! - in West Reading.  As you can probably tell from the name, it's kind of a cheese-centric place.  Which is good, because cheese is one of my favorite things.  You might remember the name from a previous post; I sampled their grilled cheese sandwiches at Art on the Avenue back in June.

Copper ceilings and a pulley system ceiling fan!
Let me just say, I love this place.  The atmosphere is amazing.  The whole time I was there I felt like I had surely been transported somewhere else because there is no way anywhere this cool exists in my town.  There's a bit of industrial steampunk undertones to the decor - just look at all that copper!  And a belt pulley system ceiling fan?  Chris has been lusting after those for years.  Eating lunch here has made me excited about re-doing the kitchen all over again.  Some of the walls are even painted with a color very similar to the one I am planning on using.

Drinks served in mason jars!
The drinks, as you can see, were served to us in mason jars.  I can't even explain in words how excited this made me.  I had an unsweetened iced tea because I am boring, but there are a lot of other more interesting beverage options.  And I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that they are BYOB, if you're into that sort of thing.

4 Cheese Mac & Cheese
We shared the 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese as an appetizer.  It was creamy and flavorful.  The crumbs on top were nice and crispy and seemed to be mixed with parmesan, maybe?  All together very delicious.

Sweet Potato Fries with Raspberry Mayo
We also shared sweet potato fries.  They came with raspberry mayo, which I would have gladly eaten with a spoon! 

Smoked Gouda Sandwich
I got the Smoked Gouda Sandwich.  It was so amazing!  And it came with homemade potato chips, which are just about my favorite thing in the world.  It would have been hard to make this any better.  The bread is very thick and there's lots of meat and cheese.  I ended up taking half of my meal home because I was so full!

Soup & Sandwich Combo
Both my co-workers got the soup & sandwich combo.  I tasted the tomato soup and it was also really good.  It's more sour than sweet, but not in a bad way.  Very creamy, no chunks.  I would have gotten the soup & sandwich combo had I known that, but I hate tomato soup with chunks so I didn't want to risk it.  I love the long wooden dish on which this meal was served.

Say Cheese! West Reading Menu
I snagged a take-out menu to share with the internet, since I hate going to new places without first knowing what to expect from the menu.  You can click on it to see the full-sized version.  The menu in the restaurant also had some cheese platters that are not part of the take-out selection. 

The prices are a little more than I would usually expect to pay for soup and sandwiches, but everything was really amazing and - as I said before - I just LOVED the ambiance.  I will gladly pay $9 for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich if it means I get to feel as trendy as I did while eating there!  I will definitely be going back. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIWW - Cooler Than You

I'm pretty excited about this week's WIWW because it features two nifty new things - the hat my parents brought back for me from Aspen and the shirt I made out of an old polo shirt.  So yeah.  I'm pretty cool this week.

pleated poppy

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIWW - Play!

If you follow my twitter, you'll know that I accidentally left one of my contact lenses on the counter overnight instead of in my lens case where it belonged.  I have done this before and it wasn't a big deal - I simply let the lens in question re-hydrate for a little while and it was fine.  This time, unfortunately, the lens stuck to the counter.  Because I was still half asleep, I decided I'd just try to rip it off instead of squirting a little solution on there to loosen it up.  Bad idea - part of the lens stayed on the counter.  So now there's a giant hole in one of my contact lenses, rendering them entirely unwearable.

This was a really round about way to explain the presence of my glasses.

pleated poppy