Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hometown Hunt: Fall Into Chicago

It's fall time now....and my friends over at Eventbrite wanted to know what I do on a nice fall day in Chicago. 
If you don't know about Eventbrite, let me tell you. Eventbrite is the worlds largest self-service ticketing platform. It allows you to create an activity and sell tickets to that event . I've used Eventbrite many times to reserve New Years Eve tickets and various other shows or gatherings I've attended. The link is here as well as above.

At any rate, I've included some of my favorite activities. 

First things first, have to get my exercise in. Sometimes spicing up your workouts can keep things fresh and fun. I headed over to Air Fit Now  here in downtown Chicago for an aerial class. I've never tried anything like that before and it was surprisingly difficult!! You have to use upper body strength and challenge your ab muscles. Believe me you don't have to be flexible to give this a try...coming from the least flexible person ever. 

The class was about 45 minutes long and we started and ended with some stretching with various exercises in between. 

Next up I made my way to Damen Street to get a donut from one of my favorite places! Stans Donuts! Hey I know I just did my workout but ... donuts are my vice. I would turn down chocolate for a good donut!

For almost 50 years Stan Berman has baked some of the best donuts originating in Westwood, California. We are lucky enough to have a shop in Chicago! The unique flavors is a big part of why Stan's is so popular. 

The feel of the shop is classic and clean, filled with vibrant colors. 

Caught an unsuspecting patron chowing down.

Next I had to pop into Mojo Spa!! They have the most unique collection of spa goods I've ever encountered. Here is the link! 
This is a spa that has handmade, hand packaged in house beauty products and cosmetics! They ship worldwide BUT the location in Wicker Park is the ONLY location that exists. I love their spa services as well. Go in for a mani-pedi and leave with an extra treat. 

Now this is my favorite product so far. It's a candle, but once the "wax" is heated, you can dip your fingers in and use it as a lotion. So the wax isn't a wax at all, its a lotion! Such a great product. 

Above all, every single decoration in the store is ALSO handmade. Basically anything you get in this store is handmade and hand packaged in store. That rarely happens these days. 

Last but not least, I stopped into a great coffee shop for a seasonal latte. 
This place is called The Wormhole Coffee. Check them out here
My Honey Bear Latte was a blend of delicious and exceptional flavors. 

Truly the thing that sets this place apart is it's decor! It's Back To The Future and stuff ;) You can't help but notice the DeLorean up in the lofted area. All of the decorations are fun and unique charged with a 80s 90s vibe. 
This wouldn't be my blog if I didn't include a fashion portion as well. 

I am sooo into these puff-balls that you can put on your key ring or purse. 
I got mine at Steve Madden as a tester product. Hope they keep selling them. The Scottie Dog charm was a gift and it's from Coach.

Outfit Details:
Leather Jacket: Zara
Vintage Rolling Stones T-shirt: Actually vintage.. it was my Mother's from an actual concert.
Skirt: Marshalls (a nice $24 score!)
Black Booties: Banana Republic
Purse: Zara

Thanks as always for reading!! I also want to give a big thanks to Eventbrite for inspiring this blog post!!