Even with so many festivals going on almost every weekend, I’m usually guilty of staying home on my couch and doing nothing. Thankfully that wasn’t the case this past weekend.
I first convinced Alex that we start our day off with some iced coffee and some doughnuts from Glazed and Infused, a newer doughnut shop that had just popped up in Wicker Park. Alex had the PB&J doughnut; I was hoping to try their red velvet doughnut but they were out. The creme brulee, which you see pictured, was still just as delicious.
Alex heard about a half off used book sale going on downtown through a work friend, so we went to go check it out as our first stop of the day.
Used books are a love that Alex and I share. I have yet to buy a Kindle or an iPad because I still really love reading actual books. I managed to get 4 books for just $12. So glad I have some more books for my commute.
After we finished up at the book sale, I suggested that we check out a neighborhood that we don’t go to very often: Andersonville. It’s not too far from Alex’s ‘hood of Lincoln Square and Alex had never been to this one great beer bar in the area, Hopleaf.
We had a couple of new beers and a HUGE plate of fries before moving on and walking around the area. I never knew that Andersonville had so many great local art and vintage shops either. We saw some really great some stuff.
I pretty much wanted to buy half of the things we saw and already imagined what I could put in my apartment and where. Unfortunately, I’m still on a bit of a budget so the one think I did manage to splurge on where some burbon-infused caramel bites that are a perfect mix of salty and sweet.
Overall, it was a great way to spend a Saturday. The next day was the Pride parade in Lakeview, which I spent celebrating with my college friends.
Today is my last Monday off before I start my new job next week! I feel like I have to run a hundred errands today but I hope I’ll make the most of this last day. July and my new job will be here before I know it.