weekend in review

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Good morning! Rather than do my typical quick recap of the weekend in just a few sentences, I thought I would share my weekend using photos as well. This is one of my favorite weekends so far this year. Keep reading to see some of the highlights.


To start the weekend, I ran my long run with my friends, Kristin and Dave. It was a fun run, and I was ecstatic to have two full days of rest ahead of me. After a quick recovery I went downtown to La Madia (my favorite restaurant in the loop) to have dinner with Patricia of PVE Designs. Let me just say that meeting wonderful people like Patricia is one of my favorite aspects of blogging. We shared a dinner of roasted grape and taleggiio pizza and stuffed artichokes.


Saturday was spent at a reused bike shop looking for Erwin’s next new ‘ride.’ He’s determined to find a lighter road bike to commute to work and trade in his hefty suburban mountain bike.

Later we went to Treats for some ice cream (twisted blizzard of cookie dough and Heath bar) and then visited the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Since the Conservatory is right next to the zoo, we wandered in and found Erwin’s favorite animals, the giraffes. My favorite exhibit is usually the gorillas, but they were asleep when we visited.


Saturday night was spent at Elizabeth and Eric’s rooftop barbecue. After a day of wandering around Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park, we arrived at the bbq and promptly inhaled burgers, chips, and Molly’s Cupcakes.


As for Sunday’s agenda, I will be debuting my favorite (and relatively unknown) cheap fruit and veggie market later today in more detail.

So how about you? How was your weekend?

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  1. my favorite part of meeting with you was when you got carded! I was secretly jealous…I miss those days. I love the way blogging keeps me young and connected to other entrepreneurs. La Madia was great, caterpillar and all! The Jess LC necklace was a huge hit! Thank you.


  2. Jess

    @ PVE: I’m glad the necklace worked out for you! I can’t wait to see all of your wonderful illustrations from the wedding. And I’m still pumped that you got to see the park near Navy Pier.

    @ Kwana: Aw, thank you! Come visit Chicago with Patricia later this year! I can take you both to another favorite restaurant of mine in the city.

  3. Jess

    I heard about your fab time with Patricia! She also was sporty your Beautiful necklace on Sunday.

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