Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mimosas + Music Festivals

Another week, another Chicago weekend round up post. This is the third time in two months where I've made the easy 3 hour drive to one of my favorite cities - my parents want to come this time next weekend! My friend Rylie and I had been discussing Lollpalooza a month ago, and decided to just buy a one day ticket on stubhub and explore the city the rest of the days. We did SO much walking, ate way too much, and I'd easily say it was one of my favorite times in the city. Here are some of my highlights!

We only went on Friday, and didn't bring any bags to skip the lines! I wore some overalls from Free People that had many pockets which made things very convenient. The day started off with my love Dermot Kennedy, whom I saw perform in NYC a couple of months ago, and he was just as amazing live. 

It wasn't too hot, but it was definitely way too crowded at some points, as we made our way over to see Lauv (incredible live), Alan Walker ( a nice EDM dance break), and then Post Malone. I am so glad I brought a mini pack of Kleenex since some bathrooms were out of toilet paper, and it really helped to ride the trains to and from the festival during off hours. I hadn't gone in two years, and I hope there's an even better line up next year - I forgot just how fun (but crazy) it was.

Earrings and Overalls: Free People ; Shoes; Kohls
The Classic Brunch
We went to three amazing breakfast/brunches that weekend, the first one because it was near by, the next because of a recommendation from my brother's friend, and the best for last for their bottomless mimosas. Pick Me Up Cafe is a vegan friendly diner style restaurant, and I really loved their scramble. It had vegan cheese and chorizo, and I couldn't even tell it was vegan (kinda scared by that too haha). Ann Sather's Restaurant is a family style Swedish place, with many options and huge portions. Most of their main breakfast meals come with two side dishes - and one side dish can be two huge cinnamon rolls! Also they have bottomless coffee for $2.50 which wasn't too bad either. There can be a wait, but we were able to slip into a booth before the crowd. I loved my thin, Swedish pancakes, and my friends enjoyed an eggs bennedict while splitting cinnamon rolls. 

The eggs benedict at Ann Sather's

so sweet but so worth it
For bottomless brunch, we ventured to Angelina Ristorante, which was very crowded. I'd refinitely recommend making a reservation! While we waited for a table, there are bottomless mimosas at the bar for only $5. Their brunch deal is $24 for a huge entree and bottomless mimosas (which they definitely don't skimp on). The almond stuffed french toast was quite good, and their service was amazing. 

mid brunch with lydia

found this cute house in lakeview

The last night we were there, we went onto a friend's rooftop and watched the sunset. She lived right on Lakeshore Drive, and it was incredibly beautiful with the perfect weather! Moments like those bring me right back to when I lived in NYC, but also make me want to live in a city again. All in all, it was a successful trip - Rylie and I budgeted most our money, and checked everything off our to-do list!

Top: Free People 

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