You may have noticed, but summer in Chicago is kind of a big deal. I mean, we all suffer through the winter and then are rewarded for our efforts once summer hits. Summer is ALL about being on the water any chance you have. I have to say, I have done a pretty great job so far and it’s only early July. If you’re a Chicago resident or are planning a trip here, I highly recommend doing 1 if not all 3 of the below activities:
Number 1: Rent a Boat
I am so lucky to have found friends who are also all about this. If you follow me on IG, then you know I spent the 4th of July on a boat and it was the best decision ever. We used Boatsetter and couldn’t have a had a better experience. I highly recommend renting a boat (or finding someone who has one) because the best views of Chicago are from the lake. Hands down.
Number 2: Kayaking on the river
If you were to ask those closest to me, they would tell you that I am the opposite of an outdoorsy person. While I’m not about to make a complete 180 and go camping every weekend, I am trying to expand my outdoor activities and kayaking the river was the perfect intro. I chose the architectural tour and was not disappointed. The crew was fantastic, the views were amazing and I got a little arm workout in. We used Water Riders for our tour & I highly recommend them!
Number 3: Architectural Boat Tour
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve boarded the Wendella boats because each time I go on one of their tours, I learn a million new things. You can choose to cruise down the river or do the river & lake combo. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a gorgeous tour where you learn the history of Chicago and it’s buildings & have hundreds of amazing photo opps while sipping your cocktail of choice. It really doesn’t get any better.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here!!! The catalog is out & I’m here to walk you through all that I want to buy. There was so much that I had to split my picks into two videos: Women’s (clothing & shoes) & Beauty.
It’s a Father’s Day tradition that we go to Arlington Race Track (in Arlington Heights, IL) each year. For many years, we sat in the general admission seating sweating our you-know-what’s-off, fighting to find a seat and getting too much sun. Then we did some research and figured out that the reserved seats are not much more money, can be in the shade and add much more to the overall experience.
I love any chance to wear a dress and it was necessary in the feels-like 100 degree weather. So, I brought out one of my new Abercrombie dresses. You guys… Abercrombie is coming back & I’m not mad about it. I’ve purchased 3 dresses from them recently and plan on making another trip to the store this week. I’m just waiting for the day when they do a play off of their initials “AF” ’cause then I’m going to buy all of the shirts. Just wait. In the meantime, check out their dresses and play some 90’s music while you shop.