May 14, 2014

2014 Summer Bucket List

The view from Northerly Island

Last week Chicago was glorious in the weather department and I couldn't help but start thinking about the summer. The summers in Chicago make up for all of the horribleness of winter. Neighborhood fests, outdoor concerts, movies in the park, farmers markets are just some of the great things going on. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this summer:

Spring Flours - Kickin' it off with volunteering for the University of Chicago Celiac Center's annual benefit gala.
Wanderlust Festival - an outdoor yoga fest? Yes! 

Movies in the Park – Millennium Park alone has a great film series. I don’t even know where to begin. Ghostbusters? The Wizard of Oz? This is Spinal Tap? Woo!

Grab a Rainbow Cone (in a bowl, obv) 

Workouts in the Park – Once again Millennium Park is the place to be this summer.  For the past six or so years I've been telling myself that I’m going to do the Saturday morning workouts. This year for sure!

Logan Square Farmers' Market – Daley Plaza is usually my farmers market of choice, but now that I’m so close to Logan Square, I’m definitely going to check it out. Maybe even take a yoga class or two.

Downtown Sound - Really looking forward to My Brightest Diamond.

Dining al fresco - So many restaurants, so many patios.

Grant Park Music Festival - Basically I'm going to be hanging out at Millennium Park all summer.

Dining Out Gluten Free with Bruce - Da Luciano's dinner on the patio!

Hot Doug’s – Since word that Hot Doug’s is closing came, everyone in Chicago has been in hysterics over it. I've never been. I’ll have to BYOB and check it out before they close up shop for good.

#TECHmunch Chicago - Food Blogger's Conference.

Vintage Garage Sale – For the love of all things retro and vintage.
Magritte's "Time Transfixed"

Brunch at Tweet.

Eat ice cream sandwiches at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream.

The Northman – Chicago’s first cider bar. Hopefully it will be open very soon!

Veruca Salt (circa 1994)
Chicago Jazz Fest  

VERUCA SALT! One of my favorite 90s bands has reunited and you bet I'll be hitting up a few of their shows.

Robyn and Röyksopp - Once again, I'll be at Millennium Park.

Head to the lake front. Beach? Biking? Just chillin'?

Support my awesomely talented friends - The Kates. Stardust Showcase. She's Crafty

Arcade Fire - You can never go to too many good concerts, right?

What are your plans for summer?

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