love where you live.

tomorrow, h and i are going to my parents house out in the far western burbs for christmas eve and christmas. i love visiting them because the country is so peaceful and quiet-- sooo different from the city. visiting the country also has the tendency to remind me of all the things i love about my home in the city.

Chicago Magazine listed '40 reasons to love chicago' these are my top 5 picks:  

1. because every neighborhood is its own awesome universe (I've lived in Lakeview, Logan's Square & West Town--all uniquely awesome)
2. because at least we can dress stylishly in local fashion
3. because there's awesome food on almost every corner. (h's family is a good influence and this year i have become more adventurous in the food dept- Cuban, Indian, Ethiopian, Persian)
4. because as a center of architectural innovation, we can still strut our stuff
5. because chicago's own wgn morning news makes my day (every morning). ...ok this wasn't on chicago magazine's list but it should have been. 

what do you love about your city?


  1. it may sound strange but i love the constants. i love how i know there will always be traffic on 88th street no matter what time it is.

    i love the shortcuts i have come to know after living here so long.

    i love how i can pretty much get anywhere i need/want to go in 20 minutes or less.

    life spelled jen

  2. I love that Providence has been our first place to call "home"...together. It also has great food. Otherwise, I'm still learning to love it ;)

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas, my dear! It's been so fun getting to know you these past few months. You always brighten my day! xoxo {av}

    P.S. Shhh...I'm going to need your help with Girls weekend...we're going to NOLA. More on that soon, but until then, it's our little secret ;)

  3. I need to travel there sometime. I definitely prefer the country over the city though.

    Merry Christmas love :)


  4. I love my city for its close proximity to the beach and I love my home for being right on the beach and so close to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

    Happy Holidays, sweetie!



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