8.22.2011

Chicago Day Trip

Last weekend, my husband and I went to Chicago to visit his parents. We decided to go downtown on Saturday, but wanted to find some 'peasant posy friendly' places to shop and eat. First, we stopped in the Wicker Park area to go to the Green Heart Shop. We loved this place! It's a fair trade store with both local and imported goods. It's styled beautifully and everyone was really friendly. I'll post later this week about some of the things we bought!
We also popped in across the street to Renegade Handmade. It's a small little shop that sells art from designers in Chicago and around the country. We picked up a beautiful watercolor print for our new hallway gallery project (more on that later, too).
Next we decided to head over to the Lincoln Square neighborhood, which we heard had cute shops and a sort of old world German feel. But first we stopped at a relatively new concept store called the Andersonville Galleria. It is basically like an indoor art and craft fair, with independent vendors set up throughout, ranging from fair trade gifts to clothing to cosmetics to food. I actually bought my 'meaningful clothing purchase' for August here, so that post will be coming up soon.
We capped the evening off with a dinner at a beautiful French restaurant, Bistro Campagne. The chef uses local and organic ingredients. The service was excellent. And I had the absolute best macaroni and cheese I have ever eaten in my life. Can't wait to go back!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah
    Love your blog and miss your posts. Hope that you are well.

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