28 May 2012

Favorite parts of the weekend

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Chicago, Food, Friends

I love long weekends, especially when the city is quiet and there are few set plans.

Memorial Day for me wasn’t too exciting, but it was relaxing, which is exactly what I needed. It also allowed me to slow down, rather than run from one place to another. Sometimes, that rat race gets exhausting.

Some of my favorite parts of the quiet weekend included…..

BEER IN THE SUN (which coincidentally burned my fair skin)

Shopping at Gap where I purchased my first-ever maxi dress looks ridiculously hot on me, IMO

Frozen yogurt (it was hot enough where this was so necessary)

Brunch with friends (zucchini, tomato and cheddar omelette. Yes!)

And a Memorial Day cookout with friends which included sitting in Lincoln Park on a cooler night, eating food off the grill and throwing the football around.

I don’t have a photo of that but it was a perfect evening.

Now, I’m ready for a two-day work week before I jet out of town, not a bad way to ease in to vacation.

What were your favorite parts of the long weekend?


  1. M says:

    I really love your weekend recap posts! It’s fun to see what others are up to.

  2. Marjolein says:

    Sounds fantastic. And that dress looks amazing!

    I spent the weekend in a holiday cottage in the woods with 7 friends. No mobile phone reception, no internet – but lots of (board) games, lying in the sun, barbecuing and tlc.

  3. katelin says:

    sounds like the perfect long weekend! and love that maxi dress on you, so cute. i really need to get another one, they’re so fun to wear!

  4. Erin says:

    Oooh, I love that dress! And beer. Beer is always a good, too.

  5. allison says:

    ease into vacation is right!

    I need to get a maxi dress but I haven’t found one that’s not see through.

  6. I have gotten seriously hooked on Brooklyn’s Summer Ale. That shit is good.

    You look so hott in that dress!!!

  7. LWLH says:

    Woot! Woot!
    Love that maxi. :)

  8. Stephanie says:

    Had a nice little BBQ with friends in Lakeview on Sunday, and took a friend for birthday brunch today at a cute crepe place in Park Ridge!

  9. Arielle says:

    Girl you’re totally owning that maxi dress! I LOOOOOVE a good maxi dress in summer. =)

  10. the maxi dress does looking smoking hot on you! I wish I could find one that fit me appropriately..I may need to do a little online browsing on the gap.

  11. Angela says:

    You are WORKING that maxi dress!