Happy summer friends! This past month there have been lots of outdoor parties and rosé drinking to celebrate the warmer weather. We’ve also had fun hanging at the pool, zoo, beach, and a few parks around the neighborhood.
Elle and I were invited to a cooking class at the American Girl Store on Michigan Ave. She had a blast hanging out with all the older girls and testing the ingredients of the recipes. They have a few classes going on this summer as well as other fun activities held at the store.
My friend Monica and I tried out the new brunch menu at Streeterville Social. They have a lot of tasty selections on their brunch menu including avocado toast and this king crab benedict. See the full menu here.
We celebrated Father’s Day with a big family dinner at RL Restaurant. Elle is officially a walker now and always on the move.
We spent some time at the Lincoln Park Zoo which is always a summertime favorite.
Elle got the cutest package from YOTTOY. They gave her a Corduroy and Velveteen Rabbit each with a matching book. These make great gifts and their website has a huge selection of different characters to choose from.
My friend Peggy and I checked out the new menu at Eight Bar. It’s the more casual downstairs bar of Maple & Ash. They have a great outdoor patio and their food is pretty fab too. See the full menu here.
Some fun new makeup from Urban Decay.
Pretty Chicago summertime views!
Elle enjoying some spaghetti!
BareMinerals sent over some new makeup to try. Thanks guys!
Elle and I have been hanging a lot at the pool and even wrote a whole blog post about it. We shared our favorite baby float to use and tips for a safe summer at the pool. See the full post here.
Beachy vibes. Isn’t Lake Michigan pretty?
The most delicious burgers from Eight Bar. Yum!
We spent a lot of time chillin’ and grillin’ on our grill deck. Elle is the perfect little helper. Shop her $15 watermelon dress here.
The most delicious frozé from Devereaux’s rooftop. So delish!
Peggy and I took a sushi + sake making class at Benihana, which was super fun!
All the sushi I made at the class. How do you think I did?
Elle doing some reading in her cute new romper. Shop it here.
My favorite bag for summer! It’s only $40 and you can shop it here.
Some new products that Derma E sent over. Can’t wait to try them out!
The chicken + waffles at Streeterville Social.
Pretty summer sunsets.
My friends and I checked out a rosé party at The Gwen Hotel. They have an awesome rooftop garden bar that’s perfect for summer.
Had a fun lunch date with my husband at Gibsons Italia this week. Those alaskan king crab bites were delish!
The view from lunch.
This pasta was amazing!
Thanks for having us Gibsons Italia!
My sweet cheeks in overalls. Aren’t these cute? Shop them here.
The chips + guac at Summer House Santa Monica. YAS!
Earlier this week I attended a Rosé Soiree at Torali at the Ritz. They have a rosé + oyster happy hour every Wednesday from 3-6PM and am amazing rooftop!
They also have AMAZING FOOD and a whole new summer menu.
I went to the opening of the pop-up experience HAPPY PLACE. There are lots of different rooms filled with interactive + multi sensory installations. It’s going to be in Chicago until August 6th and you can get more details about it here.
They even have colorful food like this rainbow grilled cheese!
HAPPY PLACE was honestly so much fun so if you live in Chicago then you for sure should check it out!