Life as of Late

Summertime here in Chicago is not disappointing. Being from Arizona, I’ve never really truly enjoyed a summer… well, ever. I’ve dreamed of living somewhere where I actually look forward to summer forEVER, and now that it’s here, I’m not letting a second go to waste! Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to (some of which didn’t make the cut on Instagram).


From left to right:

Old Town Art Fair: This fair was definitely my favorite so far of Chicago’s many street festivals. There was SO much beautiful artwork and I wanted it all. I met some great local artists who you’ll see featured in the next few months!

Printers Row Lit Fest: So. many. books. And many fun other things, such as this oversize adirondack chair. You’re welcome for the free advertising, Celebrity Cruises.

Green City Market: This is my favorite of the farmer’s markets I’ve been to. The Green City Market is in the heart of Lincoln Park, and houses some of the best food ever. Here I’m holding the most amazing chile tamales I’ve ever had!

Siena Tavern: What a fantastic brunch! This is the caramel monkey bread we started with, but the whole meal was fantastic. Doesn’t that bread make you drool?

Lincoln Park Houses: One of my favorite things to do is walk aimlessly around Lincoln Park and see all the houses! They’re so gorgeous and I always have to take pictures.

Movies in the Park: Ferris Bueller is one of my all-time-favs, so what better way to watch it in a park in Chicago? Movies in the Park is probably one of the best parts about summer in Chicago.

Gold Foiling: You guys, I learned how to gold foil at home! I’ll share a tutorial soon; don’t worry!

Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett: They KILLED it at Ravinia this past weekend. Who knew Lady Gaga was SO talented? I mean, I knew she could sing but I didn’t know she could sing THAT well! I was completely blown away.

Chicago Athletic Association: Although I couldn’t get into the roof because of the long line, the lobby of the Athletic Association was gorgeous and I couldn’t get enough. I can’t wait to go back to the roof for drinks!

Divvy Bikes: Last Saturday, my roommate Tori and I rode Divvy bikes 7 miles down to Museum Campus for Woofstock. I just neeeeever get sick of that skyline!

Pride: This was my first pride in Chicago, and it was a momentous one at that. With the recent ruling, I was so happy to watch people be themselves and let their love flags fly. We had a table at Bar Pastoral, which was super accommodating and had excellent customer service! I highly recommend their brunch!

What’s everyone else up to? I need more ideas for summer fun!