Last Monday, Matt and I headed to Millennium Park to hear one of our newish (yep, that's a word) favorite bands, Iron and Wine. They were a part of Millennium Park's free New Music Monday series, which gives Chicagoans the opportunity to gather in their favorite park and listen to great music...for free! The concert was crowded as hell (literally, it was slightly insane) and we snagged one of the last open spots inside the pavilion. Which meant for an hour we got to watch people beg and plead with park police, jump over barricades, and run through bushes. It definitely provided good pre-show entertainment :)
If you haven't heard of Iron and Wine, you should definitely check out their website where you can listen to their newest album. (My favorite songs are Boy with a Coin and Tree by the River.) The Head and the Heart opened the show, and as much as I enjoyed them, I was kinda let down by the weird version they did of my favorite song, Lost in my Mind. (If want a midday jam out song, listen to it. I love it.)
We packed a little picnic, found a spot along the fence, and made friends with our blanket neighbors, who happened to be responsible DePaul students. (They brought their math homework with them!)
There are few things I love more in the summer than plaid picnic blankets and armfuls of thrifted/gifted bracelets.
I literally wear this hat every chance I get. Even if Matt calls me "Indiana" (aka Indiana Jones) when I put it on.
Lol, what a stud :)
Oh how we love our city. I'm so happy we get to stay here for a long while!
And now for the giveaway news...the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Ellaine's Stella &Dot e-boutique is Alexandria! (Congrats girlie, send me an email and I'll forward your info onto Ellaine.) And for the second giveaway...the winner of the Petra bracelet is Luann from Newport Beach! (Luann, Ellaine will be emailing you directly about your new bling.) Thanks to all of you who entered, and a big thanks to Ellaine for providing such a fabulous giveaway! Now go listen to some Iron and Wine and tell me you love them as much as I do :)