Other than this past Sunday (we were traveling), Rob and I have been making the most of these beautiful weekends in Chicago, especially our Sundays. Typically I reserve Sundays for lazy days at home, getting organized for the week ahead and doing chores like laundry and grocery shopping, but when the sun comes out in Chicago, chores and to-do lists go to the wayside.
Our Sundays still start the same way with a walk for Oliver and a big brunch at home, but our afternoons have been a lot more fun than they were in winter. Three weeks back we ventured up to Lakeview and at lunch at Crosby’s Kitchen and then walked over to Corridor Brewery & Provisions across the street and sat on the patio for a few drinks before heading home.
That was an awesome day, but two Sundays back was one of my favorites! The weather had been warm enough for a while that plants had started sprouting and it not only felt like spring, but finally started looking like it too! If you’ve ever been to Chicago in the summer, it’s a totally different place than it is in the winter. Everything is lush and in full bloom and totally gorgeous. Frankly, if it weren’t for our long winters, I think everyone would want to live here!
Anyway, back to our Sunday. We stayed closer to home this time and went to one of our favorite spots for lunch, Beatrix. I’m obsessed with their salads and ordered the Straight “A” Salad which paired perfectly with my glass of rosé.
After lunch, we walked over to Rock Bottom Brewery because they have a great rooftop bar. We spent the next few hours relaxing, drinking cold beer and talking before the sun went down. On our way home we stopped off at the grocery and gathered all the ingredients for a quick, easy and delicious taco night.
We finished the night on the couch watching a few of our favorite shows before heading to bed. It was one of those days that makes you so thankful for your life and the people surrounding you and I hope that Rob and I continue to make a habit of these Sundays!
Do you have any Sunday or weekend rituals you love? What are they?