Thursday, October 14, 2010
hello evanston, illinois.
it has been eleven days since we moved in - but it feels longer than that because we have both been so busy. we like it here though. it's a college town just like grand rapids, so there is always something to do. plus, it's close to the lake and the city :]
our apartment: a second floor one bedroom - with a huge living and dining room. the bathroom is tiny, but we're getting used to it. the kitchen is small, too, but it has these awesome built-in cabinets. very handy. the day after we moved in, we decided to paint the cubed rails on our dining room [aka our office] walls yellow. it looks so good with the dark brown trim! after everything is unpacked & i've decorated more, i'll post pics :]
our neighborhood: so cute and fun. we're uber close to the L [which takes us into downtown evanston, and into the city], to a starbucks [score!] and to a jewel and whole foods. plus, within a short walk are a ton of antique & book stores - my fave. there is also a studio with zumba, another studio with jazzercise and a couple of restaurants nearby.
downtown evanston: reminds me of grand rapids, but with an american apparel and an urban outfitters ;] oh, and a ginormous university on the lakefront. there are a ton of little vintage shops and boutiques - and i actually got a job at one of them. it is called asinamali, and they sell clothes, shoes, bags & jewelry. some of their lines are even fair trade and/or organic!
downtown chicago: only a 20-30 minute train ride away. we're going there for the day on saturday & then watching the fireworks that night on navy pier <3
it's taken a lot of getting used to, but i am liking it here. i could see myself staying for at least a year ;]
Posted by tabitha at 7:13 AM