the circus came to town….

June 24, 2013

it was a bottoms and thumb’s up weekend. fo’sho.

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my new favorite mocktail of freshly squeezed lime and grapefruit juice, spritzed with equal parts soda water, kept me bubbling and effervescent all friday and saturday night. 


and although the super moon stole the sun’s atmospheric thunder, we still made time to mosey down to the beach for a sunday stroll with our ill-behaved beasts. 


i officially had my world rocked on saturday night with the introduction of animal circus cookie ice cream. no fooling. real circus animal cookies, the ones with the pink and white icing, lovingly dotted with rainbow sprinkles-the kind we adored as kids, but now, make sweet, sleazy, clandestine love to, as adults.

once i turned thirty, rainbow sprinkles suddenly seemed dirty and unscrupulous; i felt i had to hide my wanton relationship to all things candy-colored and bubble-gum flavored—which pretty much meant my whole identity was shot. 

i made an exception saturday night at our local thrifty ice cream. 

my plastic, white spoon and i lovers’ laned it with two scoops of pink and white sweetness. if we were a cable t.v. show, we’d definitely be cinemax after dark: “emanuelle eats ice cream.” 


and look. 

not even 24 hours later and that cup of circus delight shows up right there on my chin…or rather chin {s}. 

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luckily i can only buy this flavor in-store; none of that mindlessly, mowing down pint after pint, while watching “the good wife” activity that i so enjoy. 

 BUT! the freezer is stocked with jeni’s and talenti for those evenings.

i have such a hard time saying “no” to ice cream.

did you know that chicago actually has world renowned ice cream tasting tours, just like napa valley has wine-tasting tours? give me a scoop over a stem any day. 

i’d still hire a designated driver for both though. 

if you had the choice between ice cream and wine, which would you choose? 

monday happy to you m’loves.

  • niloofar

    What a gorgeous picture of you two. Just put a huge smile on my face. Beautiful and Handsome
    Oh and I will have my ice cream with the wine to go please:)

    • goodniteirene

      i think they have a cabernet ice cream now…love you.

  • Judy Brower Fancher

    Helen Gurley Brown, the original 35-year Cosmo editor, in her final column of advice, actually said it's sweets or alcohol – pick one if you want to look decent. I felt it was a no brainer, so will be skipping the ice cream, even though I adored your description!

    • goodniteirene

      hahahahhaha! i never heard that….HGB definitely looked like she skipped the ice cream.

  • You look stunning Katie!


  • Ice cream, plehz. The hangover is easier to endure.

  • LuFreire

    Girls trip to Chicago PLEASE!!!!
    Love you Angel!
    ps: And please frame the lovebirds picture.

  • Um, I'm back from thoroughly checking out those ice cream links. That stuff looks good! After a long ice cream hiatus somehow 2 pints of gelato (pistachio and salted carmel) found their way into my freezer. All I can say is it's like Breaking Bad over here. Love that picture of you and Rob 🙂
    xo Mary Jo

    • goodniteirene

      salted carmel?!?! who makes that? i need to know….

  • Oh boy. Ice cream with Circus Animals? My husband's interest is certainly piqued. 🙂

    • goodniteirene

      yes!! i called you out on facebook when i first posted it….it has his name all over it.

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