On Sundays, I try to do nothing. Absolutely nothing. It’s my day to regroup from the week and to get ready for the upcoming week. Truth be told, I don’t ever get to do “nothing” (ahem, kids) but we do try to take it slow around here. Sometime mid-week, however, my friend Leyla, sent me a text. “I have tickets to Chicago Gourmet for Sunday.” I’m not even sure if she technically invited me, but I was so in.
On Sunday, I headed over to her place to meet her (and her 10-week old twins!!!!) before trekking to Millennium Park. I don’t have pictures of them because I kinda was obsessed with holding them (actually, one of them. The other one – the one she called “The Party Animal” – fell asleep when I got there. Ha!). After soaking in some baby time, we headed out to the festival.
I brought Daphne (she travels well) but didn’t end up putting her to good use as I spent most of the afternoon with Instagram Story. (I’m not sure if that was the right decision because I felt like I was just taking pictures just to take pictures to share instead of being more mindful about the shot. This is totally something I could babble about for awhile…)
…and here are a few images from my camera –
Wow – I took a lot of booze pictures. 😉
My overall thoughts on Chicago Gourmet –
- The food lines get long. The best strategy is to stand in line for one and eat it while you’re waiting in the next line.
- This is probably a great place to get hammered as there were TONS of wine and liquor booths…without lines. (This surprised me quite a bit.) Pace yourself.
- I didn’t have a run in with Adam Rapoport. I’m a little sad about this. 😉
So I didn’t get to relax on Sunday, but I definitely got a surge of energy from being out with a good friend and surrounded by the vibe of the city (I have a love affair with Chicago) and people.
The booze totally helped. 😉