Celebrating a year in Chicago at Citizen.

Sunday was the last day of my first year in Chicago. It started with a Zoku ice pop on the balcony. With the pup, of course. I spent the afternoon at North Avenue Beach with Sarah + my friends Matt and Rebecca. It was really fun. We were all covered in sunscreen and as you can see in the photos below, I did not get any color! I’ve taken the sun savvy pledge + have embraced my whiteness.

After the beach I headed to Citizen for a little get together with friends + to end my first year in Chicago. I moved here not knowing anyone and spent yesterday evening surrounded by great friends. Not a bad way to end my first year. Citizen happens to be one of my favorite Chicago bars. The patio + rooftop are always so fun on a warm summer day.

With Sarah. Wish I had gotten photos with Lesley, Anne + everyone else!
Excuse the beach hair. Had 30 min to shower + get dressed.

Turkey sliders {not mine}.
I had the black bean veggie burger on a pretzel bun. So good!

  Sangria + steps to Citizen’s rooftop.

A big thank you to the people at Citizen for the great event!

If you are in Chicago — I definitely recommend that you stop by Citizen for some food + drinks. And as Anne said, it was an appropriate choice to celebrate being a citizen of Chicago. Love it.
  • Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

    Sounds like it was a good last day celebration!! All of your pictures are phenomenal and you have beautiful skin! Random..but I notice things like that πŸ™‚

  • Lara {simply irresistible blog}

    Ha I love that, celebrating your chicago citizenship at Citizen. I went there for the first time this Friday and I loved the outdoor patio – perfect for a summer night like you said! We didn't have any food but next time I go back I'll have to get something, the menu looks yummy!

  • Emily Marie

    So fun! I've never been to Citizen…I really need to go! Good job on the Sun Savvy whiteness – I've been being good too πŸ™‚

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique

    Looks so fun!

  • Stephanie Shepherd

    Rooftops are so much fun! The sangria looks refreshing.

  • Liz {Sequins And Stripes}

    Yay, so glad that you had fun! Sorry I missed out!

  • Lauren

    SO fun!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ So glad you are enjoying your life there!!!

  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}

    Looks like a fabulous time!!

  • Taylor

    SO FUN!!! Sad I missed it, but lets plan a girls day soon, shopping and end with food and drinks here? Seriously though, no more putting it off! πŸ™‚

  • alana

    I celebrated my 2 yr Chicagoversary in July! Looks like ur enjoying the city.

  • ashley nicole catherine

    funn! so bummed i couldn't make it..the move took ALL weekend and we're no where near settled yet. yay for 1 year in chitown!

  • MG

    That looks like such a tremendous day! The sangria looks so tasty.

  • BrooklynThread

    Happy 1 year!! Citizen looks awesome – I will def try it some day when in Chicago!

  • thelonelywifeproject

    You had me at pretzel bun!

  • Mrs. C

    Oh the food looks super yummy and what a casual place to hand out!!! Had fun using my Zoku pop maker for the first time!

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  • Tiffany

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with good friends. I love black bean burgers! Glad to know that Im not the only one!

  • fifi

    that place looks like such a great spot! good friends, good food the best!

  • Drew {Coral Cafe}

    What great fun!! and you look amazing..fair skinned and all!! Sun Savvy is the best trend around!! πŸ˜‰

  • sami

    mmm that place looks fun, and the idea that you started the evening off with dessert is even better!


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  • Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti

    What a great way to celebrate. The food at Citizen looks great! Enjoy the rest of your week!


    How fun! Citizen looks like my kind of joint…and those sliders look yum! xo

  • Sarah Jane

    Yummy sliders, missed those. Damn!! Great pics, and good fun:) Happy 1 yr.

  • Bud and Leo

    What a great way to celebrate! Those sliders look amazing!

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