Concert in the park.

I had plans to watch Weeds + The Big C with Sarah on Monday until she called to see if I would be up for going to a concert in Millennium Park instead. Sit inside + watch TV or spend a perfect summer night outside at a free concert?

Great music, the best people watching {group of people in front of us were doing some crazy acrobatic stunts} + we sat outside with our drinks and snacks, talking and enjoying the gorgeous weather.

Lots of navy stripes.

 A little blurry, but I still love it.

 My drink of choice. And my havaiana flops.

You know I love the bean.
had to convert to b&w. the color + quality weren’t so great
…but I love it anyway.

This was very last minute so I just had time to grab a towel, drinks and slice some cucumber + strawberries. I’d like to do something a little nicer next time. Maybe plan picnic? Have to get outside while we can!
What would you put in your picnic basket?

I love summer in Chicago.

  • Things That Sparkle

    This sounds/looks like so much fun!! I love Chicago activities

  • Liz

    Such a fun Monday! I can't get enough of the outdoors lately, loving this Chicago summer!

  • amber

    how fun!! a wonderful alternative for a summer evening 🙂

  • Kelly

    ahh my cousins and I do this in Millennium Park every year! Sometimes if we're too lazy to pack a picnic, we'll head on over to cosi! s

  • Lara {simply irresistible blog}

    Have you ever been to Ravinia? We go there a couple times each summer and its so fun for music, people watching and snacks. The first time we went we weren't nearly prepared but now we bring enough drinks, food, blankets, chairs, for a 2 days campout 🙂

    Such a fun way to spend a summer night.

  • Emily

    I love picnics in the park, especially during a concert!

  • MG

    Booze. Hahaha, but seriously. And yummy snacks and SUNSCREEN, of course 🙂

  • Sarah Jane

    Such a fun eve:) I'm so glad we did that!!! And you always take the most beautiful pics, even of a simple little snack scene on a blanket. Can't wait for more fun activities and next time, we'll pack up some of those picnic treats above. xoxo

  • thelonelywifeproject

    Looks almost as relaxing as watching TV. BTW, I'm thisclose to writing off Weeds. Lucky it's their last season or else I wouldn't be able to take it.

    Speaking of Chicago…any plans to do a "top Chicago" list before Aug. 18 pretty please?!

  • nessabirdie

    LOVE the pictures! It seemed like you had fun! Great job! 🙂

  • Lonely Wife Project

    For some reason I just can't get into it. I guess I'm starting to think the entire thing is so overdone. Then again, I watch True Blood so who am I to talk. But I do plan on finishing the series. I'm not a quitter.

  • Tiffany

    Looks like you had so much fun! Some of the best times I have had have been the ones that weren't planned. I heart Barefoot wine, too…

  • Lip Gloss and Flip Flops

    Sounds like a perfect summer evening with friends!

  • Stephanie

    We saw Iron and Wine at Millennium Park earlier this summer and it was fabulous! Sometimes spur of the moment ideas are the best!! But, I do love our little C&B picnic table and it comes in handy for Millennium Park, movies in the park, and Ravinia!

  • birdie to be

    Looks like fun! I love the toes… and can't wait to visit the bean! 🙂

  • MJ

    Oh what a fun time! It's been scalding hot here so anything outside is just unthinkable. But as long as I have an ice cold drink and something crunchy {yea, I'm weird} my basket would be complete!

  • Stephanie

    One of the best concerts I've ever been to was The Decemberists at Millennium Park. It was right before I left Chicago and that night was the first time I questioned whether I made the right choice in moving away. (I did, but concert in the park gave me doubts!)

  • sami

    aw, it looks like you had a great time! my picnic basket would have hummus and pita in it or those yummy snyders pretzel pieces in honey mustard…


  • Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    Looks like you had a great time!! Barefoot Pinot Grigio is one of my favs..plus you cant beat what like $5?! Yes! Thank you sharing tour fun pictures

  • Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    *your not tour…just clarifying. I hate my phones auto correct

  • Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti

    This looks like such an amazing way to spend your day. I haven't been on a "real" picnic in ages. The picture of the bean in great. As for the quick pops, oh I don't know…I only had 4 popsicles a day for the past few days!

  • Sharstin

    perfection! sounds like a great night–oh how i adore a picnic with friends~

  • Mrs. C

    Ok, first I love Barefoot Pinot Grigio. I think it's such a great wine for the price! And Cracker Barrel cheese has always been my favorite!! The picnic is the park sounds perfect! Sidenote–I have a Zoku maker and am going to use this weekend for the first time! Love your recipe ideas!

    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  • audrey marie

    love these photos!! that one of sarah is really great!

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