BOOKS, CHICAGO, ENTERTAINMENT, LIFE

A Saturday in Chicago

I haven’t posted in a few days! But I’m back with a little post about my day yesterday. Connor and I try to do as much as we can on the weekends, so we had a nice little morning and afternoon adventure on Saturday.

We slept in a bit on Saturday until around 8ish. We left for the day at 10 to go get breakfast at Goddess and The Baker. Connor’s mom was so nice to send us a gift card! I was super excited because I had never actually eaten there. I just went with a friend last summer while she grabbed a snack. We got a nice spread of food: I got a honey almond matcha latte and the avocado toast. The toast was loaded with arugula, which I loved. I always crave something savory in the morning, so it really hit the spot. Connor got the “Mayan Mocha” which was really good. It had a hint of cayenne in it which we both liked. For his actual meal he got the “Skinny Elvis” acai bowl. It was really yummy too. Overall, we were both impressed with what we got. I’m already craving another matcha latte form there.

After Goddess, we hopped on the Green Line to go to the new Glossier pop-up shop in Chicago. It was my first time on the Green Line, so that was fun lol. It was super cute and very busy. Everything was white and light pink and the employees were super helpful. I picked up the milky jelly cleanser and a lidstar in Lily. So many people have recommended the cleanser so I definitely wanted to get that. The perfume smells amazing so that might be my next Glossier purchase.

The Green Line wasn’t running to the Loop for some reason, so we decided to walk back downtown. On our way back, we stumbled upon the best bookstore yet, Open Books. It was huge and had so many great books. I saw a ton that were on my reading list, but I still have a few to read, so I didn’t get any. Connor grabbed two books that were on his list, which was great. The prices were really reasonable and almost all the books were in nearly perfect condition! I am already excited to go back when I am in need of a new read.

After making it back to the city, Connor and I hopped on the train for a bit and decided to go back home. We were tired and I just really wanted a huge ice water lol. We just relaxed until we met up with friends later that night! It was great getting to see some of my college friends that I missed a lot.

I am already excited for the long weekend ahead! What did you do this weekend? Any plans for Labor Day weekend?

4 thoughts on “A Saturday in Chicago”

  1. The little cafe looks so cute! And I’d always be in that bookstore haha. It looks like you had a fun weekend! I worked at the ice cream shop Saturday and Sunday nights, but I also went shopping with my mom and finished a book—so that means I’m going to the library tomorrow haha. Have a good week! 🙂

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      1. I got “This Love Story Will Self Destruct” and by Leslie Cohen and “How Hard Can It Be?” by Allison Pearson. I’m ~100 pages into “This Love Story” and it’s a little slow of a beginning but I’m hoping it gets better as the book goes along. I was into a psychological thriller phase earlier this summer and loved Alafair Burke’s books. They were fast paced and I read her books in like a week. I’m probably going to do an “On My Bookshelf” post with all of the books I’ve read lately so hopefully that’ll help you too!

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      2. Ooh those sound interesting! I’ll have to look them up. I’ll be looking out for that post! I finally have time to read again so I’m ready for some good books 🙂

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