I was recently asked by my mom to help her recommend some fun things to do in Chicago over the long weekend. Her friends were looking for some trendy neighborhoods to stay in, good restaurant recommendations, as well as some interesting Chicago activities for cold weather. I love this kind of stuff, and I take pride in knowing all the must-go places to check out in Chi city – so after I rattled off the world’s longest email to my mother I thought, why not do the same here on the blog for all of my Life’s A Beacham friends?
So without future ado, here is my Chicago weekend guide: perfect for three day weekends, romantic getaways, overnight business trips and more! All of the restaurants I’ve recommended are places to safely dine #glutenfree unless stated otherwise.
Ever since I graduated my life has revolved around travel. Whether it’s a work trip, travel home for the holidays, or a destination bachelorette, every three weeks or so, I’m off on another adventure.
Being the type A person I am, I cannot leave my apartment in any state of disarray. Coming home to a mess doesn’t feel good. No one wants to climb into an unmade bed after a long day of travel. No one wants to walk into the smell of the stale trash, or run out of clean plates. So if you’d like to come home to a zen-like space- follow this checklist before your next trip to the airport.
I’ll say it, I’m a breakfast foodie. I love waking up in the morning and throwing together a plate full of veggies, eggs, sometimes Canadian bacon. Breakfast might be my favorite thing to cook and in my own kitchen because it’s so easy to whip something up.
For those who have been following along, you’ll know that not too long ago I found myself couch surfing with friends while I figured out the next steps in my life. This meant sharing a kitchen space, fridge, you name it, with people who don’t adhere to the strict gluten-free lifestyle I do. So- I had to McGiver my way around contaminated toasters, work with shared food storge, and at the end of the day, still enjoy my first meal in the morning. I found that there are definitely ways to do this- without feeling like you’re depriving yourself or eating unhealthy for convenience! Check out the recipes I used for a month below.
I’m sitting here, in my new apartment, surround by all the things I’d packed away a month ago. I’m sipping coffee from my infamous “dad” mug, with the Macy’s day parade on mute and my chill playlist streaming from my Spotify. All I have to do today is pack a bag for the weekend. All I have to do today is pick out cute outfits, board the train and head to see my family for Thanksgiving dinner. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for today. Continue Reading
Sometimes you just have to escape the city. The pavement gets too hot, the hustle and bustle becomes suffocating, and no matter where you go, you are never truly alone. So when my dear friend Paige invited my girlfriends and me up to her lake house for the weekend, I was packed before she could even send over the address. Continue Reading