Category Archives: Local Chicago

Pumpkin Patch Povi | The Children’s Farm at the Center

Last weekend, we drove out to The Children’s Farm at the Center in Palos Park, Illinois. You know how sometimes you have ridiculous expectations for certain things? And how generally they don’t turn out nearly as fun as you imagined? Have no fear, this was definitely not one of those times. Povi’s first experience at a pumpkin…

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Chilly but bright {Chicago Botanic Garden}

Just a day spend outdoors with good friends, energetic kids, bright sunshine, chilly wind, and the reminder that chapstick season is back upon us. If you’ve never been to the Chicago Botanic Garden, go. Grab a 50% off parking pass from the public library first, that is, and then go. Plan a day that isn’t…

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First Year Wedding Anniversary + The Morton Arboretum

Our first wedding anniversary + our newly acquired set of wheels  (my trusty ol’ Toyota Corolla named Ophelia has officially migrated up to the Midwest to be with us!) = a trip to the Morton Arboretum! The Arboretum is about a thirty minute drive from us, which was made even longer by Sunday traffic. Chicago…

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Monika & Andy come to visit!

July around here has meant VISITORS! Pardon my long absence, I was way too busy hosting some besties, meeting new significant others, enjoying favorite barbecue restaurants, exploring Chicago, and chillin with my favorite little sister. Monika was the first to arrive, cheerfully surprising me by being about two hours earlier than I had expected. She was…

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Local Chicago | Wicker Park Favorites

Chicago – more so than any other place I’ve ever lived – is a city of neighborhoods, each one distinctly unique. This summer, I’ve started exploring each neighborhood, one by one, with my friends and my trusty camera. I’m determined to get to know my city a bit better, find interesting new corners to photograph,…

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