I spent four days in Chicago with my friend Jess and really needed this little staycation. We paddle boarded and ate our way through the city. We went to a tasting at Cafe Creme with Jess and Alaina on Thursday, did a little shopping, and then got drinks at the dawson and lone wolf, followed by dinner at avec.

On Friday morning, we met Katie and Scott for paddle boarding with the pups, and then went to lunch at Beatrix. More shopping, margaritas at big star with Alaina, Lyndsay, and Nichole, and because I lost all judgment after 3 margs, we ended the day with donuts at Stans and then watched a movie with Alaina. And don’t worry. Buddy was only in shallow water and had a blast mostly laying on a towel and watching everyone else do stuff. We’re so sporty.

We went to green city market on Saturday morning, then to cafe floriole, walked around Lincoln Park, and then got hit with a crazy thunderstorm, so we decided to ordered some of the best thai take-out I’ve ever had and watched 10 episodes of the big c. I’ve been trying to get Jess to watch this show for years and have been wanting to re-watch it. One of my all-time favorite shows.

More paddle boarding on Sunday morning followed by brunch at Nightwood with Katie. We met a group of my friends at Parsons for fried chicken and slushies, and then, because we hadn’t already eaten everything, decided to get ice cream at cone in the west loop. Delicious. Really need to stop with the ice cream.

And now, back to work, the gym, and paleo. New intern starts today so it’s a training day and I have some design projects to wrap up. Lots of catching up to do. Hope everyone has a great work week.

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