Chicago Category

Chicago Summers Are The Best

When I first moved to Chicago earlier this year, I was told the same thing over and over by numerous locals: “Chicago summers are the best!” It struck me  as an odd comment, given that that there’s a summer everywhere, and the summers on the East Coast are pretty great too. But time and time […]

Read More

Dose Market, Chicago

There’s just something I love about  markets, street fairs, and festivals. It’s the perfect leisurely activity for a lazy Sunday.  It’s also great opportunity to check out local vendors! I read about Dose Market online, and since the event took place right  in my neighborhood, I had to pop over to check it out. From […]

Read More

A day at the races: Arlington Park, IL

Last weekend a group of friends and I headed to Arlington Park to check out the horses. My first time at a race track! Arlington was just a quick train ride from Chicago via the Metra (my first Metra ride too!). The day started out a bit cloudy but we lucked out with a beautiful, […]

Read More

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

Zoo Day! The Lincoln Park Zoo is a free Chicago attraction. It has an interesting connection to my last two cities, New York and Philadelphia. In 1868, the Lincoln Park commissioners were gifted two swans from Central Park, thus becoming the first residents of the zoo. In 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo sold a bear cub […]

Read More

New kicks

Check out my new kicks! As I mentioned before, I recently got fitted for new sneakers at Fleet Feet. I was long overdue; I think it had been at least two years since I bought my last pair of sneakers. Oops. Flashback to high school, and my friend Danielle, who worked at a shoe store […]

Read More