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happy SUMMER.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today is the first official day of summer and I have already managed to scratch a few things off my summer bucket list. My friend Jill posted her list last week + inspired me to make a list of my own. Hopefully we can scratch something off the list together. It is my FIRST summer in Chicago and I could not be more excited!!! I have already had breakfast, brunch, lunch + dinner outside. Awesome.

Tonight, I will have another dinner outside with my BFF, C. Can't wait!


Clockwise from top left // green city market, margaritas at big star, navy pier,  maxi dress + sandals, fireworks at trump and the architectural tour.

Fireworks at Navy Pier
Take the architectural tour
Visit Navy Pier {haven't been during summer}
Rent bikes
Take a water taxi 
Walk home with an ice pop in hand
Pilates at the park
Have a BBQ!
Margaritas on a patio
Find a side or bistro table for the balcony
Movies in the park
Outdoor concert
Randolph street market
Farmer's market
Visit Buckingham fountain
Street festival

And most important - Avoid getting a sunburn!
Wearing sunscreen every time I go outside!

And PS. I have switched sunscreens. Kind of strange that I didn't think of using a natural sunscreen earlier. I have been using Alba Botanica shaving cream for the past year and love it so I bought this {and the lip balm with SPF 25, too.} I will post more on sunscreen and sun safety soon. If you have not read this post please take a moment to read about the wake up call that forever changed how I take care of my skin.


What are you looking forward to this summer? What is at the top of your list?

HAPPY SUMMER!!!!!

16 comments

  1. I SO need/want to come visit you sometime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  2. Oh you have a fabulous list- for me, I'm most looking forward to the same thing I do every year...cottage!!

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  3. I love this idea and that sunblock! It's what I wear! I got a bit red on Saturday, traipsing through Brooklyn because I didn't know we'd be doing that. Lesson learned, always have sunscreen!

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  4. Love the photos! I haven't been to Chicago in years and I miss it.

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  5. So funny because I thought summer started last month! Thanks for reminding me it was today :) Love the idea of pilates at the park! I want to come ;)

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  6. Great Summer Bucket list!! I would LOVE to do Pilates in the Park!!

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  7. Have a fantastic summer 2011 in Chicago girl! I need to try that lip balm...mine is almost finished. :(

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  8. Sounds like your summer to-do list is off to a great start! Having visitors helps with getting out and doing the fun stuff. I hadn't thought of watching the fireworks from Trump (I'm assuming from the outdoor patio at Terrace?). I might have to do that one Wednesday night!

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  9. i love the photos and i want to do everything on your to-do list!

    speaking on sun safety, i'm so mad at myself for letting myself get sun-burned yesterday. so today i'm covering up, and stocking up on sunscreen!

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  10. Yayy sweet summertime is here!

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  11. YAH! love this list.. we need to schedule another blogger thang soon. water taxi to chinatown? movie in the park? or the randolph street market?! emailing you now! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  12. I couldn't agree with Jillian more. Can't wait. :)

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  13. I love your list, I want to join in! Summer is all ready slipping by to fast..no!!!!

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  14. great list!! so happy summer is finally here : )

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  15. What a great summer list! I'm definitely gonna have to try the natural sunscreen...my skin is sensitive so this might be the perfect one for me! xo

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