Friday, December 11, 2009
Last Saturday -- yes, late post -- was the Christkindl Market in Chicago's Lincoln Square, a traditionally German enclave on the northside of the city (Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Lawrence and its environs, if you're really wondering). There is a Christkindl Market in Daley Plaza (at the Picasso) as well, but I thought this would be more real -- and local is good.
Lincoln Avenue was beautiful, decorated with lots of twinkling white lights --
Merz Apothecary is a health and beauty wonderland! Homeopathic remedies, European skin care -- Lord it is good.
At Chicago's Brauhaus, they polka all night --
Once inside the tent, everyone makes a beeline for the food. Apple strudel (really good) and Julius Meinl coffee (it's Austrian, but whatever).
The band was great -- Captain Blood Orchestra (though I say "CBO") rocked 60s and 70s pop. Always a good show. Saw Mr and Ms Fab there, too.
And there was pretty spiffy fashion among the fleece and Uggs --
Love her hair with this plum scarf and hat.
I took this for the crowd -- and that fur hat in the center.
Nice hat! This guy was dapper.
And here's some more local flavor for the close --