Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather was perfect here in Chicago so I took full advantage and spent a lot of time outside. Brett’s family from Cincinnati were visiting and we took them on long walks all over our neighborhood and downtown.After a six mile walk Sunday afternoon, we were ready for dinner and drinks that night! I wore this dress that I had picked it up at Old Navy last week. My bump has really popped in the last week so finding clothes in my own closet that fit is becoming more of a challenge. I knew this swing dress would be something I could grow into. The color will be great for fall and I like that it’s a nice change of pace from all the navy and white I wore this summer. I wore it with these mules (that are less than $30 and so comfortable!) and will wear it with boots, a scarf and jacket once it gets cooler. Even though Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of summer, the great weather had me hoping for a few more warm, summer days like we had this weekend. This weekend reminded me how much I love long walks to the zoo, (mocktail) happy hours on the riverwalk and patio dinners. Here is what I have on my end of summer bucket list.
- Walk to the zoo. I love the Lincoln Park Zoo in the fall! We learned on Sunday that dogs aren’t allowed in the zoo (:(), but we were still able to walk around the boardwalk with Riggins. It feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, even though the skyline is in view.
- Picnic in the park. Earlier this summer we did a big picnic with friends at Oz Park and I had the best time. I want to try and organize at least one more picnic this month.
- Happy Hour on the riverwalk. I can’t believe it, but this past weekend was the first time I’ve been to the new and improved Chicago Riverwalk. We walked down for drinks before dinner Sunday night and I was surprised by how nice it was. It was really crowded, but we were lucky enough to get a table right in front of City Winery.
- Dine al fresco. After drinks, we walked over to Chicago Cut Steakhouse, one of our favorite steakhouses in the city. Brett and I had actually never been in the summer, so this was our first time sitting on the patio. We had a perfect table overlooking the river and we watched the boats and yachts go up and down the river while enjoying our dinner.
- Walk to Scooter’s for frozen custard. I can’t believe we’ve only been to Scooter’s once this year (though it’s probably for the best lol). Scooter’s has the best frozen custard in the city and Riggin’s can also get a puppy cone!
What do you have on your end-of-summer bucket list?