Thursday, May 31, 2012

Insta-Memorial Day

I realize Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, yet I couldn't let it pass without posting a few highlights from the weekend.  Our dear friend Miguel was in town from Texas, so we made a point to get out a do a few "Chicago-y" things, mixed in with some everyday stuff.  I managed to pull out Cameron a few times, and I promise to post those pictures at some point, but until then, here's an insta-peek into our long weekend...

May 30 2012*Weekend outfit: chambray + mint...yes please!  Thrifted chambray button up, Loft mint denim {here}.
*Loved all the neon throws at Design Within Reach

May 30 20121*We stumbled upon the sweetest church on Michigan Avenue...big windows, stone walls, and a sunshine filled courtyard.  They had a fantastic artist's work on display, so we snuck in to take a peek.  Such a sweet spot amidst the hustle and bustle of the Magnificant Mile.
*You can't have visitors and not take them to Portillos!  It was Miguel's first stop after landing at O'Hare, and if you're ever in Chicago, it's a must eat! 

IMG 0633*Soaking up Friday's perfect weather with an iced carmel macchiato in Millennium Park.

May 30 20122*Loving my new bright pink lipstick, MAC "Impassioned," a perfect update for summer.
*I am loving the return of denim jackets!  I snagged mine last year from the Levi's store, but I spotted this one at Topshop and texted my brother that he needed to get one.  He didn't quite see eye to eye on the denim jacket trend, but I know once he gets back from his trip to Europe, he'll see that his sister knows her style stuff :) 

May 30 20123*We took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked down by the water.  It was so pretty and peaceful, proof that water never fails to soothe my soul.
*Kisses for Matt :) 

IMG 0638*This might be the most incredible instagram picture I've ever snapped.  It's no secret I'm obsessed with Buckingham Fountain, and this picture captures everything magical about my favorite Chicago treasure.

May 30 20124*Jalapeno-cucumber margarita at Barrio, one of our favorite spots for casual dinner and drinks.
*We rode the Tropicana train!  Quite festive and very yellow. 

IMG 0645*We spent Saturday at the zoo, enjoying the weather and time with friends.  The sunshine also gave me an excuse to break out my favorite hat, hooray :)

I couldn't post about Memorial Day without acknowledging all the men and women who have given so much, so that we may lead the full and blessed lives we do.  One day doesn't suffice to show our gratitude.  Hopefully I'll have some time to blog over the weekend, but until then, have a lovely weekend!


Brady said...

That church is called Fourth Presbyterian, and it's FANTASTIC. I've gone multiple times even though I'm not much of a church-goer. My husband kind of considers it "his" church - he goes pretty often. They had an incredible minister who just retired, so things may still be a little unsettled, but it's worth a visit some morning! Try and go when the Scottish guy is doing babies' baptisms. It's about the sweetest thing ever.

Amber said...

Chicago is my favorite city, and we try to get there at least once a year, if not more. I just added Portillos to our list for our road trip to Milwaukee in July (we are going to see Aerosmith at SummerFest), we love trying new places!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Glitterista said...

It's always a joke what I want for dinner when visiting the fiance's parents as I am obsessed with Portillos! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love the pink lipstick!