This weekend was one for the books. My feet are still sore from all the dancing we did at my cousin-in-law’s wedding (is cousin-in-law a thing?). All I want to do today is take lots of naps, detox and cuddle with my pups. Instead I will be catching up on work, emails and hopefully pulling myself together to get to the grocery store ;)
We landed early on Thursday morning, so naturally we headed straight to get breakfast and all the coffee at the Goddess and the Baker (thanks for the rec, Jess!). This almond milk latte kept me going all day. Patrick and I wanted to try the fruit loop crispy treats, but we opted for avocado toast and breakfast burritos instead. After we fueled up, we headed to Millennium Park to walk around before my family came to meet us. We had both been to the park before, but I can never get enough of The Bean. It is such a cool landmark for the city. The gloomy, misty weather didn’t stop us from grabbing a few pictures and listening to the symphony at Grant Park. The rain started to pick up so we ducked into the Chicago Library for a quick minute before grabbing lunch with one of my favorite Aunts and cousin.
We had planned on stopping into the Natural History Museum and the John Hancock Building, but because of the gloomy, cool weather we decided to head back to their house. We took a tour of their town and stopped at the cutest beach down the street from their home. Although I don’t think I could deal with the Chicago winters, I love that they have the lake for the summer.
On Friday, my Aunt and I went shopping in the Gold Coast and had a fun lunch at Fred’s. I loved getting to spend time with her and doing our favorite sport, shopping ;)
On Saturday, I met Danielle of The Everygirl at the cutest new restaurant in Chicago, The Hampton Social. We had so much fun catching up and sipping on rosé and pineapple mimosas that I almost lost track of time and was late to the wedding! Isn’t that Rosé All Day sign just the cutest?
The wedding was magical. The couple is so beautiful on the inside and out and you could feel how much love filled the room. From the bride’s beautiful bouquet of peonies, to the watercolor quotes on the cocktail tables, her dad’s heartfelt speech, the bride did not miss a detail. We danced the night away with family and friends (my feet are still recovering). It was the perfect ending to a great weekend in the Windy City.
xox- a dash of details