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A Late Mother's Day Celebration

A Late Mother's Day Celebration

My mom and I are REALLY close. Like, my friends/aunt make fun of me for how obsessed I am with my mom. What can I say, she really is my best friend (after Austin – woof!).

^^ This is Austin

^^ This is Austin

My mom's birthday and Mother's Day fall very close together – sometimes even on the same day! Because of a good friend's wedding we couldn't be with her for her birthday/Mother's Day this year, so to make it up to her I invited her to see Hamilton with me in Chicago! (In case you missed it, David took me to Hamilton for my birthday a few months ago, and it was AMAZING.)

We decided to make a whole weekend of it ... and it was a HOT weekend.

We started by walking around on Saturday, grabbing coffee at the new Collectivo (amazing – and great patio!) ...

 

... and having breakfast at the JParker

Brunch at the JParker

Brunch at the JParker

The food + the view = the best brunch spot!

From there, we walked across the street and checked out the Green City Market, which was amazing. They had such a great food (and floral) selection, I was wishing I wasn't already full! 

These peonies!!!

These peonies!!!

And then we went and checked out the Old Town Art Fair, which was the BEST. Granted, most of the items were out of my price range, but I did find a few items to bring home.

Walking around the art festival in my new Tobi dress and Kate Spade tote

Walking around the art festival in my new Tobi dress and Kate Spade tote

It was so hot, and I was SO thankful for this dress – it's seriously perfect for Chicago summer days.

And then ... it was finally time for Hamilton. 

My mom loved Hamilton just as much as me, and this time around I picked up on things I didn't notice the first time around (maybe I need to go again, what do you think?!). 

By the end of the show we were starving, so we met David at Ema for dinner. If you haven't been, I highly recommend checking it out and trying their House-Made Labneh (burnt honey. enough said) and the Stracciatella.

House-Made Labneh

House-Made Labneh

The Octopus – SO GOOD.

The Octopus – SO GOOD.

It was the most perfect Saturday, and I really think my mom enjoyed her late Mother's Day/birthday present!

Chicago Fests

Chicago Fests

Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses