Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer To-Do List {Chicago}


Time for my annual Summer check-list -  but one more centered around my new Chicago home. 

DO
> go the beach a few times, try out different ones - must get used to them not being salt water
> attend a Cubs game
> have a coffee and chill out in Heritage Bicycles General Store
> explore more of Logan Square and Pilsen
> go to as many free outdoor concerts and movies as I can
> get to know my neighborhood and surrounding ones EVEN better
> rent a bike and ride down Lake Michigan
> STREET FESTIVALS, all weekend, err weekend
>check out Garfield Park Conservatory, and all the other conservatories for that matter
> swim in a pool
> host outdoor parties at our apartment
>Farmer's Markets
> improv jams to fill the void of taking off classes this summer
> finally take some pictures of the apartment for the blog
>find/wear some overalls!
>try not to get sunburnt

MAKE
>complete the patio and plant more flowers in the front yard
> homemade sodas and simple srups
> Shrimp and Grits
> Korean Tacos and Bahn Mi Tacos
> try more Moroccan dishes
> create summery cocktails
> homemade salsa
>paint some terra cotta pots
> DIY citronella candles

EAT / DRINK
> Honey Butter Fried Chicken / Leghorn Chicken
> Bang Bang Pie Shop
> a rainbow cone
> The Boiler Room for their PB+J (pizza, beer and Jameson) deal
> Jeni's, lots of Jeni's
> all the fresh fruit and vegetables
> try out more donut shops
>Nini's Deli 
> 90 Miles Cuban Cafe
> Paper Moon Bakery

READ
> The Vacationers
> The Goldfinch
> Wild
> all the other books that I put down and never finished

WATCH
> They Came Together
> Neighbors
> 22 Jump Street
> The Fault in Our Stars

Whats on your Summer to-do list?

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