Springtime in Chicago
Lately, I’ve been consuming all things spring. From springy music that puts a little pep in my step to the fresh flowers at the grocery store. Which, obviously, includes spring fashion. And, oh boy, I’ve got tons of stuff coming up for you guys. Keep an eye out for your Thursday morning posts because the spring style I’ve got going on it killer.
This dress in particular isn’t actually that springy. Black isn’t a color you generally associate with spring, and that’s okay! It’s so neutral that this can be styles so many ways. Add a flowery cardigan or kimono, throw on your favorite spring heel, or even rock a pastel t-shirt underneath! There’s so much you can do to take a basic like a black slip dress and make it fit whichever season you want.
During springtime in Chicago, there’s so much starting to happen as we come out of hibernation. Patios are cropping up everywhere, rooftop bars are taking reservations, and everyone seems to enjoy walking their dog so much more. So here’s a few of my favorite things to do in Chicago now that the weather’s cooperating and we can appreciate it.
Even if you only go up for a drink and a token ‘gram, check out Cindy’s. There are fire pits on the deck if it gets too chilly. Or book a reservation for brunch and enjoy the views of millennium park, the Lake, and more. Whatever you do, Cindy’s is a must-visit.
Cindy’s Rooftop | Make a reservation on the website. Strongly recommended.
On an entirely different note, much farther north is the Heartland cafe, a Rogers Park hub. Their patio is absolutely perfect this time of year for brunching, people-watching [and puppy watching!], and enjoying some amazing local fare. You can even grab some groceries for the week from True Nature Foods, which is now stationed right inside! They have some of the best vegan pantry staples around as well as an amazing selection of teas and other dry goods. You can bring your pup to brunch but note, they’ll have to sit on the other side of the fence from you.
These don’t start until May but Chicago has some of the greatest Farmer’s Markets I’ve ever visited. And they’re everywhere! From smaller offerings off of the Loyola Red Line and Southport Corridor to bigger hubs such as the market in Daly Plaza or the ever famous Green City Market, hitting up some fresh produce is the truest sign that spring has arrived in Chicago. Get ready for some amazing lettuces, spinach, asparagus, and strawberries as we enter produce season.
Baseball season is back in full swing and that means the Cubbies are here to defend their title as World Series Champs. If you can get your paws on some tickets, this is the ideal time of year to catch a game! No getting too hot and sticky on those seats. A trip to the Friendly Confines is a great way to spend an afternoon.
360 Sky Yoga
360 Chicago has released their summer programming and one of those programs is yoga 94 floors in the sky! This program is offered Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30. Registration is required and you need to bring your own mat. The views at this can’t be beat! Grab a mimosa afterward and enjoy kicking off your weekend the right way.
360 Sky Yoga | Read registration instructions first!
What are your favorite things to do now that it’s springtime in Chicago? If you don’t live in Chicago, please share your stuff in your town!