So, when I originally started writing this post last week, I had no idea I was about to get engaged! Now, today’s topic takes on even more meaning!
Life has been flying by so fast lately, that I can barely even stop to acknowledge how fast it’s actually moving! (And now it’s only about to get faster.)
I’m sure you feel the same way, right? (I mean, when are we not feeling like this?)
In an effort to actually slow things down every so often, I thought it would be nice to give myself five “little goals” this month. It’s always the little things that make life special and help us live in the moment, right? What do you think–do you want to join in my little challenge, too?
Chicago is a magical place all year round (despite how much I gripe about the winter weather!) but summertime is when the city really comes alive–it’s like it takes on a whole new personality!
And because Chicagoans have to soak up as much summer as they can while the weather is good–there’s certainly no shortage of rooftop bars and patios. Regardless of if you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re a local, putting a few alfresco spots on your must-visit list is pretty much a non-negotiable.
Below, I’ve rounded up my 25 favorites–from the well-known spots downtown, to some lesser-known, unsung hero’s off the beaten path. Whatever experience you’re seeking, I promise you’ll find something you’ll love on this list!
Soooo remember when I thought I was going to Nantucket this weekend? Turns out, Neal had different plans. Long story short…
I, in fact, was never going to Nantucket. Kelly and Neal fabricated the entire trip months ago, planting so many believable seeds along the way that I never suspected a thing. Completely without my knowledge, he had bought the ring at Christmas, and has been planning out this entire weekend with my best friends for months.
As you guys know, last week we returned from a wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida! You’ve heard me gushing about it on Instagram and in this blog post–but it was truly what dreams are made of. There wasn’t one element that wasn’t Pinterest worthy!
Knowing the awesome couple, I had an inkling it might be one of the coolest weddings I’d ever been to, so of course, I had to find the perfect dress! Because I don’t ever like wearing the same dress to multiple weddings, I typically do Rent the Runway for weddings and other formal occasions. I stopped into their showroom in River North a few days before the wedding, and instantly fell in love with this little scalloped number!