Before I head to Winnipeg for the weekend, I'd just like to remind everyone that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on now through July 31st. I picked up a pair of silver social shoes, a pair of Kenzie clogs, a blue velvet jacket, a printed tank top, a striped sweater, and an extremely funky hat, all for about $200.00. One day later and I'm still suffering no buyer's remorse whatsoever.
Fall merchandise is hitting all the stores, so summer stuff is getting the big push. Make sure you check out all the clearance merchandise to see if there's anything you can stow away for next year. Marshall Field's is marking stuff down like crazy right now; clearance items are ranging from 30-90% off.
Once the retailing bug has bitten you hard enough, head over to Saks Off 5th for the summer clearance, with 70% off the lowest marked price on all dotted merchandise. There are some serious deals to be had, like on designer shoes and jeans.
The only other thing I see in the Taste section worth mentioning is the paella special at Babalu: $29 per person, including wine and salad. I love this restaurant, by the way. In fact, just tonight I was there, picking up a gift card for someone. The vegetarian plate is wonderful, but not on the menu. Just ask for it; all the staff knows what it is.
Well, I'm off to Winnipeg to drink Canadian beer and eat Canadian food, whatever that is.