AND we also have a fabulous new Weekend Warrior post with you from the design diva Alaina at Live Creating Yourself. Alaina and I became blog buddies immediately when I discovered she was packing up and heading to the city to create a life for herself here. It's been a blast following Alaina in her journey, and she's obviously had plenty of fun in the city already as here she shares her excellent ways to be a warrior in our beautiful city of Chicago:
Preferred place to shop fashion: I love shopping on Michigan Ave. although I don't do it nearly as often as I should. The Saks, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom are great, and it doesn't get more fun than peeping in the windows of all the designer boutiques around Michigan and Oak St. The Ralph Lauren store is also the most beautiful store I've ever been in. You can't help but get lost in what feels like an old mansion. Try it sometime.
Ideal place to shop food: In the winter: Jewel Osco. It's cheap, close to my apartment, and they've got everything. In the summer, however, I hope to hit up the Farmer's Markets - notably the Southport Green Market - more regularly for fresh items.
Favorite way to enjoy a Chicago weekend: