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.

Today I’m sharing a new Life Lately post to catch you up on what I’ve been up to this past month. I pull a lot of my pictures from my Instagram and Instagram Stories so make sure to follow along.

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 Jamie and I attended a White Party at Devereaux which is the new rooftop at the Viceroy Hotel. It’s the perfect place to hang out on weekends and summer nights! They’ve even got a pool 😉 .



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!



The cutest boho top for summer. Shop it here and see the full post here.




BareMinerals sent over some new makeup to try. Thanks guys!



Peggy and I at the opening of Z BAR, located in The Peninsula Hotel. Such a fun night and a great rooftop bar to check out this summer.



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!



Elle’s new summer ride. Shop it here and see all of her favorite summer essentials in this post.



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!



Wearing the cutest denim dress that’s only $30. See the full post here.



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.



I attended the prettiest luncheon at Summer House Santa Monica with Loft. We then went over and checked out the Good Vibes Wall on Michigan Ave. Stay tuned for a full post soon!



The chips + guac at Summer House Santa Monica. YAS!


Hanging at the Good Vibes Wall with Loft. Shop my dress here and isn’t this umbrella cute?



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!