Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hobo Chic

Kerrie and I had a fab day (again).

We started out with lunch at Bluebird Bistro, a quaint little vegetarian cafe located in the historical part of town.

While we waited for our meals, we nibbled grilled polenta served with local chevre, pesto, roasted organic tomato puree and olive tapenade. It was delicious. Kerrie eventually had the Quinoa Stuffed Chard and I had the Black Bean Burger. It was so incredible we thought we were going to melt out of our seats.

And then we grabbed a slice of Vegan Orange Cake (with chocolate frosting) to go and decided to have another hobo chic adventure.

We started these hobo chic adventures a year ago on Kerrie's birthday. It's basically when we travel to the industrial part of town and drink champagne, while walking on the railroad tracks. This is both fun and dangerous, because trains speed by every ten minutes.

I think sometimes we get tired of our suburban lives and we just want to escape. Kerrie and I both grew up in upper middle class neighborhoods. Giant cookie-cutter houses. Manicured lawns. Mercedes and Volvos in every driveway. Sometimes it's fun to get away from what you know. And maybe one of these days we'll get crazy enough to jump one of the freights screaming past us on a dreary afternoon.

But today we just drank Martini & Rossi champagne out of styrofoam cups and half the cake slice. We didn't jump the fence this time. We were too lazy.

Afterward, we went to Halls and admired Prada purses, Monolo Blahnik heels, and shimmering gold necklaces. We even hit up the juice bar (Kelly Caleche, anyone?).

And after going into a few stores, we ended up going to Express where we ran into my ex-boyfriend. Awkwardness. And then we went into the Gap where we ran into our friend Jonny's ex-boyfriend. Even more awkwardness.

So we decided to call it a day.

Well, after we had another bottle of champagne. ;)


A little Princess said...

Ooh I love how you describe the fence! That's exactly me too, I think about it, but the bar this side is so well stocked! Fab blog xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh how I wish you'd share that cake with me. Lovely post!

Emz said...

Your food looks soooo delicious!

Morena Doll said...

Okay first off, are you a vegetarian? (I am.)

Second, that was a cute picture in the beginning.
And tell Kerrie she's really pretty! You both are. :)