Welcome to The Simple Luxuries. Thank you for visiting my WordPress blog.
That was my introduction on April 1, 2019. Twenty-eight posts later, we are moving forward into our second year. Although the current availability of places to visit and things to try have been limited, we hope to join everyone soon like a wave of energy, flowing toward all things new, and also everything old that will seem new again.
“When I began to clean my closet and clear my head what impressed upon me pure as crystal were the shiny memories of sitting in hotel restaurants or cozy cafes—my world a world away—and all my cares invested in my affordable cup and sweet set. I did bring Japan back home with me. I treasured most my experiences of luxuriating on an afternoon in Japan with simple refreshments. I had found the luxury in simple things.”
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I want to recognize all the places visited and things tried: Tala Coffee Roasters, Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Gabutto Burger, Cuneo Mansion & Gardens, Lombard Park District, Lilacia Park, Milkcow Cafe, Hansa Coffee Roasters, Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Greg’s Frozen Custard, Boba Club, Cafe De Oro, Kuipers Family Farm, Chicago Botanic Garden, Somethings Brewing, Sawada Coffee, Christkindlmarket Chicago, Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Dunn Museum, Fried Egg Cafe, Ramen House Shinchan, Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea, Lake County Forest Preserves, and Huong Mai Cafe.
I want to thank everyone who helped make year one possible: Lisa, Roy, Adele, Mom, “Sporty” Sue, Sandra, Mark, “Movie” Sue, Jamie Starbuck, Jenn, Emily, Mark, Greg, Allan, Tracy, Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea in Vernon Hills, Eileen, April, and Nicole. If I forgot anyone else, I thank you too.
Let’s take this time to slow down, look inward, clean our closets and clear our heads.
An ancient pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water
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4 thoughts on “Year One: Review”
Those were the days. Thanks for the memories.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 5:06 PM The Simple Luxuries wrote:
> thesimlux posted: “Welcome to The Simple Luxuries. Thank you for visiting > my WordPress blog. That was my introduction on April 1, 2019. Twenty-eight > posts later, we are moving forward into our second year. Although the > current availability of places to visit and things to ” >
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Thank you, Janeen! We’ll make happy new memories soon! Please stay healthy and be safe!
Wow! So many amazing places, treats and experiences!
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Yes, Lisa! It was a great year one! We’ll have a great year two, too!