Monday, April 9, 2012

Life lately

A serene spot inside the Art Institute

This weekend was an incredible three days of good food, sightseeing, and leisurely mornings in a fluffy hotel bed. Chicago was sunny and in full bloom, making for crisp and enjoyable walks that led to underground bars (favorite finds to come), an abundance of art, and late night sweet treats. A trip to the colorful and incredibly entertaining Jonathan Adler store was my shopping highlight, while an early morning peek at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Minimalism collection and Art in the 80's exhibit was the perfect way to get the day going. Getting out of the usual routine was the perfect way to invite long conversations and a welcome sense of discovery, which made me appreciate that sometimes it takes a quick vacation to recharge everything and focus on time with loved ones instead.

A sweet bite from Grahamwhich

Blooming trees near Lake Shore Drive

A rich leather and green interior at lunch at The Gage

The Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980's

Fresh churros from Xoco

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend as well! In other blog news, this month's week-long feature (coming April 23rd) will be Wedding Week, which is in honor of Paul and my one year anniversary (ah!). There will be lots of amazing treats, including interviews with talented people, DIY's, and last minute style tips, but to get ready, I'd love all of you married folk out there to email me your memories and/or essential advice from your own weddings. I'll be featuring the tips to kick off the week. For a sneak peak at the look and feel of what I'll be discussing, make sure to follow along on Pinterest and Currently Obsessed.

8 comments:

  1. What's coming next on your blog Jaclyn sounds very interesting, can't wait.

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  2. You made it to tons of great places. I love love love Xoco! Have a great week!

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  3. Yummm the churros look sooo good! great photos!!

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  4. Amazing pics !

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  5. Looks like I'm not the only one visiting and blogging about museum's these days! Chicago has some incredible ones too!!

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  6. ah, sounds like a pretty great weekend in chicago. definitely one of the places i would love to visit as soon as i can. the churros look too good!

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  7. What a heavenly little vacation–John and I really need to do that more often!

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