Summer 2017 In Review

And just like that, Labor Day happened and it’s 60 degrees outside. It’s easy to feel like summer slipped through my fingers and went so quickly but as I look back at pictures and memories, it was a really great, full summer.

Summer 2017 in review:

May started with my cousin Melissa’s bachelorette party in Chicago! The Cubs game got rained out so we went axe throwing instead. This was a perfect alternative and such a good time!

Tori and I spent Memorial Day in Cincinnati with her friends from college. These people know how to party and it took me days to recover.

Taryn and I went to Beadniks in Wicker Park and made jewelry!

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I went on a girls trip to NYC with some of my girlfriends from Phoenix. I miss them so much!

June began with Taryn’s bachelorette party in New Orleans. I’m obsessed with her and NOLA.

Then it was my cousin Melissa’s wedding in Chicago! It was truly the best wedding ever and the whole weekend just could not have gone better.

The next weekend, Idan’s sister and brother in law came to town so we did allllllll the touristy things with them.

Taryn’s bridal shower was that same weekend at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba. How cute is she?

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Then, Idan and I escaped for 10 days to Mexico City and Cabo. You can read all about that trip here.

The weekend directly after that, Idan and I went to Ann Arbor to move him into his apartment – he started business school this summer!

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A few short days after returning from Michigan, I went off to NYC (again) for a quick 24-hour work trip. That trip being the New York office’s summer party!

After all of that madness, I relaxed. For a bit. I went on some boats, watched movies, joined a new gym, and tried to settle in a bit.


I threw a 30-person sunset rooftop Shabbat dinner.

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I went to my first (but not last) Lollapalooza and saw two of my favorite bands (The Shins and Grouplove).

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We celebrated Tori’s birthday at Park & Field in Logan Square.

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Tori and I went on an adventure to explore Pilsen (so cool).

We watched the air and water show AND refurnished/redecorated our entire apartment.

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I went home for my dad’s bday and got a lot of family time in. I even made a Cubs fan out of my 6-year-old nephew!

And finally, I headed to back to NYC once more for…

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Taryn’s wedding. It rounded out the summer on Labor Day and it was perfect and magical.


Summer of 2017 did not have any dull moments and even though it was completely exhausting, I don’t know if I would have had it any other way. Although next year, I think I’ll try to be in Chicago a liiiittle more. ;)

What were the highlights of your summer?