Fleur, my new favorite store in Logan Square. My dream of becoming a crazy plant lady are coming to fruition.
Art walk in Pilsen, an area I will definitely be exploring more of // Banh Mi from Banh Mi and Co.
Antique Taco // Spring, finally! I've never noticed Spring so much until living here. Every green growing thing seems like a blessing.
Chinatown! Like most Chinatowns around the US, but small. Lots of dim sum and bubble teas to be had. // Gethsemane Nursery in Andersonville
I lied when I said you should visit Chicago in January to see it at it's worst. It's actually April, the bi-polar month that teases Spring but never actually delivers, save for a few beautiful days. However, April turned out to be a great month, despite weather, because of college friends coming to visit.
I love showing people my favorite spots of Chicago while still saving neighborhoods and restaurants to discover with them, which luckily I got to do a lot of. I called it my "staycation" because exploring unseen parts of my city truly felt like I was away. As my friends grew an admiration for Chicago, I just feel deeper in love with it.
This summer is going to be magnificent.
Brimfield // Silent Film Fest at the Music Box - we also saw an Improvised Shakespeare show, which never disappoints - it's my 3rd time! Best improv I've ever seen hands down.
Gethsemane // Little Sweden a.k.a Andersonville a.k.a Girl's Town
Vern! We got to spend Easter together, laugh, drink beer in the afternoon, and help decide that she should move to Seattle. Major life decision.
Sue at the Field Museum - I feel like this museum takes a few days to see in it's entirety. We also went to the Contemporary Art Museum.
Glazed and Infused - donuts were on Kelsey's to-eat list for Chicago.
Kelsey drove 24 hours on Megabus to see me. I was honored. And was so so happy that she loved my city so much, even though it rained every day she was here. We are just so in-tune with each other, it was such a relaxing, good time.