i had a great weekend. it was the perfect combination of boyfriend time, friend time, chicago time and me time. after work on friday i had time for a nap before heading out which always makes life better. then the bf had a show which was also a going away party for our friends that are moving to NYC. the show was at the hideout which is totally in the middle of nowhere but they had a great beer garden. the bfs family was there and it was great to catch up with them as always.
on saturday i went to the green city market which has been on my to do list for about a year. it was fantastic. they connect local farmers/vendors with local restaurants and have a lot of natural and organic foods. i got a delic chunk of cheddar, kolachkis and some apple cider cinnamon sugar donut bites. YUM. i then walked over to the lincoln park zoo and checked out my fav animals - the penguins and ofcourse the pigmy hippo who was taking a nap. afterwards i walked to molly's cupcakes which has also been on my to do list for some time. i got a peanut butter nutella cupcake = life changing. i finally made my way home to take a short nap, cook a healthy dinner and do some studying for my upcoming final. then i went to DOC wine bar to meet up with some of my favorite ladies. i had a great time swapping stories and catching up over some delicious wine. love my bffs.
on sunday morning i had to work an event briefly but got out a perfect time to enjoy brunch with my babe. we went to an uncommon ground in my hood. bf got chilaquiles and i got a delicious cheesy roast beef sandwich. later in the day we went to the metronome fest in logan square to see our NYC bound friends off one last time while checking out ezra furman and the harpoons who our friend plays with. i'm trying to hit up at least one street fest each weekend this summer. this weekend - rib fest and and wells street art fair.
i got 3 naps in over the whole weekend, ate an absurd amount of delicious food and spent time with a bunch of my favorite people and even squeezed in some hours to myself. i love weekends like this.