8.08.2011

an afternoon in andersonville.

this weekend after h's brother left town we spent our entire saturday in andersonville. the swedish neighborhood is located north of downtown chicago and is full of great interior design shops, restaurants and beautiful bungleo homes. h and i spent all day checking out shops and taking photos... 




gethsemane garden center - 5739 N clark street
vintage and interior design shops:: roost chicago,  scout,  the white attic, brimfield 
my favorite thing to do when i am in a new neighborhood is find a bakery or sweet shop-- we went to george's ice cream & sweets for some ahhmazing peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. h prefers his beer so afterwards we stopped at hopleaf for a quick drink.

what is your favorite thing to do when you visit a new neighborhood or city?

xo, 
jillian

psst... to see more photos check out my andersonville photo album on Facebook!

52 comments:

  1. Great photos! And that beer looks delicious : ) I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. What a fun weekend! & I love the black & white door!!!

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  3. cute little day trip! those little hands are hilarious! and there are pepper plants like those in italy! cool!
    happy monday dear!

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  4. Looks like a fabulous day! And I have to agree, that beer looks mighty tasty. Is it bad to be thinking that way at 9:00 am?

    he he.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  5. Fun!! Did you buy anything?

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  6. Mmmm... I love the hopleaf! They have a foodie version of pb&j that is just lovely.

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  7. What a sweet little place. Thanks for letting me travel along with you. I like to check out the shops, (of course)! I also love to find an outdoor cafe and people watch. People are just so interesting. xo

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  8. @LR -- h bought a modern black and white clock for our bedroom :)

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  9. This is one of my favorite areas to go!!! Did you ride your bikes?! :)

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  10. Going to a bakery or sweet shop each time you're in a neighborhood sounds so fun! When we're traveling to new cities or towns, I like to find a local place to visit - a coffee shop or bakery or something.

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  11. Andersonville is so much fun! Love that neighborhood! I definitely like to try out the food in a neighborhood! And, we love to take bike tours to learn about the city!

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  12. You two are so cute, you always go on the sweetest dates and have so much fun together! Love these photos and must explore the shops!

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  13. Scout is my fav store in Chicago...I used to live in Andersonville before moving in with the fiance! And Hopleaf has a fabulous GF menu! :)

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  14. I've lived in Chicago for 2 1/2 years and have never been to Andersonville! It looks like such a fun little neighborhood.

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  15. I have to visit boutiques/coffee shops when I'm in a new city:-) Probably a burger place too! xoxo

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  16. Before I saw the last row of photos, I was about to ask if you grabbed a beer at my fave bar in that neighborhood. Looks like you did!!

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  17. Ok, I want to go there now! I too am a coffee shop junkie when I visit new places.

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  18. How fun! So glad you had such a good time. And thanks for sharing this little place. We are going to have to go when we visit Chicago next year (I'm half Swedish, so it's necessary).

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  19. Looks like a ton of fun! I love scoping out new shops and eateries!

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  20. Looks like so much fun! What a cute neighborhood! I will put that on my list for my next Chicago trip :) xoxoxo brynn

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  21. Looks like a fun place to visit.

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  22. Looks like so much fun! Did you pick anything up? I love vintage letters. Fingers crossed you got it!

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  23. Loving all of the greenery and flower pics!! that crown lighting is splendid!!

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  24. That place looks adorable! I would have totally hit up the dessert places too! How long of a drive was it?

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  25. I love exploring new (& CUTE) little cities! My favorite thing to do is find a little coffee shop, grab a drink & a snack - then wander around & take TONS of photos!

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  26. Awww, good old Andersonville :) I used to go to George's at least once a week when I lived up there! Beautiful photos, especially the plant photos...

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  27. I love how the beauty of the veggies offsets the creepiness of the babydoll hands.... bahahaha! Jillian this totally cracked me up today! thanks for the belly laugh =)

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  28. looks like you had so much fun!

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  29. How fun! Glad you had a good time! :)

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  30. looks like a great day! peanut butter and chocolate ice cream sounds so good!

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  31. Beautiful shots Jillian! Love the colors of the peppers!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  32. Wow! I need to go antiquing back east (all those crates!) It looks like you guys had a lot of fun :) When I visit a new place I like to find that special something that makes it unique! And a good local restaurant is always a plus!

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  33. cute pics!! i love to find a good coffee shop in a new town. it's great to open a book or enjoy some people watching :)

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  34. Wow I want to go there. I really need to go to Chicago!! Just need to travel more in general. xo.

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  35. great pictures! when i visit a new place, it's all about the food. i love trying local restaurants...and then checking out some cute boutiques : )

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  36. fun! i really need to check out andersonville.. love finding the hole-in-the-wall restaurants in new neighborhoods.

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  37. Looks like a lot of fun. I have only driven through Andersonville once. I should do this again. Maybe with you? ;)

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  38. Such beautiful colors! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

    Now I'm craving some peanut butter and chocolate ice cream :)

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  39. That garden center looks fantastic! I'll have to get myself to Andersonville! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. i love andersonville but never make it over there! hopleaf has been on my must visit list forever!

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  41. Looks like so much fun - I love discovering new little towns :) The first thing I also always go for is the food, I like to find a little local hole in the wall.

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  42. Oh my gosh that is the cutest place ever!!!! Love it! I want to go there stat :)

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  43. looks like fun! all the plants are so pretty!

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  44. I love all the beautiful colors! It looks like a fun, great time! I love to look for little bakeries in new areas too! :) Happy Monday! xoxo

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  45. I would love to get back to Chicago, that neighborhood sounds really fun!

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  46. What a darling visit! John and I always hunt down cocktail bars-no surprise there!

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  47. What an awesome little trip! Your pictures are just making me drool with envy hehe :)
    That house engulfed in moss is so amazing!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  48. what a cute neighborhood! I'm a peanut butter and chocolate fan myself, preferably if they are paired together :)

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  49. Looks like a fun town! When visiting a new place I love to slowly stroll up and down the streets taking in the shops, cafe's and restaurants and seeing what the locals do for fun!

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  50. what a great city! looks like there's a lot of fun to be had there! i LOVE taking pictures of a new city - of course!!

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  51. You went to the Hopleaf! I LOVE that place, it's one of my all-time favorite! I love Andersonville too, it's a sweet gem of a neighborhood!

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