• Looks like you had a great time. I love the photo of the upside down unbrellas. So cute.

  • Jeremy gets to tag along on girls night? Lucky guy! 😉 Also that crepe looks incredible!

    Kayla ☆

  • It looks like an amazing evening, those upside down umbrellas are magical!

  • Love the umbrellas!! In Vancouver where it rains a ton here we really need some of those to brighten up the mood : )

  • Agreed. And I think I will automatically love any place that hangs Frida Kahlo artwork.

  • Helen, I think it’s wonderful that you answer when a reader asks a question. You get so many comments – it must be difficult to keep up.

    My daughter will be attending college in Springfield next year. I am collecting your restaurant recommendations for when we visit her.

  • Your blog is always so lovely, Helen – I wanted to let you know I check it every day and it’s always a bright, cheerful spot in my routine. Thanks for all the inspiration, beautiful photos, and sweet words.



  • Those umbrellas are so darling! I love how your photos tell such amazing stories…and you are able to take simple things and make them into art!

  • I love the umbrellas on the ceiling! What a cute idea! I adore your red hair, it’s so unique.



  • I’m so astonished. You can post everything and it will be great!! I LOVE this blog (:

  • Yep, I admit, I am also absolutely in love with these beautiful umbrellas! Maybe you should make time for a girls night more often, especially during a time where you work that hard like you do at the moment?!

  • Looks like a great time! Is Jeremy one of the girls? 😉 My hubby thinks that he’s one of the girls, and I personally love it! So there is this YouTube video about to go viral, and I think you would enjoy it!

    You can see it on my blog, or .

  • Oh my goodness… Jeremy did not come to our “girls night” he just came to dinner and then we had the whole night to ourselves.

  • You find so many cute places around Springfield, your posts inspire me to find new awesome places in Philadelphia!

  • gorgeous blog!!!

    I think i’ll be a new follower 😉



  • Looks like you had an awesome day!!



  • I need a ladies night after the last week I’ve had. Uggg. looks like fun.


  • love the idea of those umbrellas hanging from the ceiling like that. looks like such a cute place!


  • Love the umbrellas and I love that girls red hair. I’ve been a redhead since 1997 and have been trying to find the perfect red for me, I’ve been happy with a few of them, but still haven’t been able to find the one. Whenever I go back to the hairdresser I change my mind before my last visit I wanted it lighter, last visit I wanted it darker, I keep going back and forth, but that is a beautiful red.

    These are great pictures.


  • i adore the umbrellas, a nice touch on the interiors. you have such lovely friends!

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  • I see Frida Kahlo in the background! She’s my favorite hispanic artist. Just wanted to point it out ;D

    Great pictures. Looks like you had great fun.


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  • Hi,
    i’ve got a question.
    Can I post this “umbrella” photo in the post “What i loved in May?” Of course I’ll link it here. 🙂

  • I would really, REALLY love a post about your gorgeous MAKE-UP! You and Didier always looks so fresh and lovely! It’s the first thing I notice about your pretty photos! Your maquillage is flawless! Would you share your secrets?!

  • I need a night of those ; )
    love the umbrellas hanging from the ceiling

  • I just love everything about the mantle arrangement picture! Ooh, and ya’ll should totally steal the umbrella idea next April! “April showers bring May flowers!”

  • Glad you had a great day out.. the umbrella’s look very interesting.

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