summer in the city.

chicagoans live for summer. the city wakes up as soon as the weather warms up - it's my favorite time of the year and i am thrilled it's finally here! this summer i plan to do some of my favorite things: concerts in millennium park, bike rides, neighborhood festivals, a picnic at ravinia, farmer's markets, afternoons at my best friend's rooftop pool, a cubs game and some new adventures: second city, a tour of the rookery, a water taxi ride, the french market and a few (new to me) chicago restaurants: (little goat chicago, mindy's hot chocolate, bar toma, RPM).

how do you like to spend your summer?


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  1. I love Chicago when it's nice. I've been several times. I've been once in January when it was insanely freezing, and I just don't know how you do it. I debate in my head sometimes if I'd be able to live through it to be able to enjoy the nice times.

  2. you said it sister, i LIVE for the summer! the only thing that gets me through the other 9 months ;)

  3. You guys deserve nice summers, after your chilly winters! :) Hope you had a nice weekend Jillian!

  4. Oh my -- the water taxi is tons of fun!

    I also loved my experience at Second City, especially since I went years ago and now see those same comedians on Saturday Night Live!

  5. Our wedding was at the Rookery building so I am totally partial to it. Enjoy!

  6. I miss Chicago more than anything during the summer. I need to move back!


    Fierce & Fashionable

  7. oh man! a nice long bike ride sounds baller right now. Well, I'm typing this as I sit by the pool trying to get tan. But my favorite thing to do is go to the beach. I'm an ocean girl through and through.

  8. i would honestly prefer to spend my summer elsewhere...but i do love NYC where we are...i just dont love the humidity.


  9. at the pool drinking some sweet tea or next to the AC...it's so dang hot in Atl!


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