Category Archives: Chicago


The (Week and) Week’s End

It’s been far too long since I’ve photographed our weekend (or in this case, our week, too!), and with our friend Kalli visiting from Los Angeles this past week, it was the perfect reason to get back into the habit. Well, that, and the warm weather we’ve been having! It’s always so good to see her – the visits are farKEEP READING >


The Week’s End

For the last handful of years around Christmas, we play a game of tourists in the city; we book a hotel downtown for a weekend, and we do whatever we’d like, whenever we’d like. We walked slowly, with no rush or reason to speed past others on the city sidewalks, we hopped in and out of stores, resting on big, cozy couches to recoup,KEEP READING >


The Week’s End, Part 2 of 2

After dining, visiting and sightseeing (what felt like) all of Chicago in our first weekend-half, we slowed down for half two. We cooked at home. We played games with friends. We ate cake! Scott gave us a tour of his semi-secret bike park, and we walked through our neighborhood, pointing out where we like to picnic, where the annual festivals areKEEP READING >


The Week’s End, Part 1 of 2

There were no rules this weekend. It was an extra long one, with our Portland doppelgangers (more about them right here), Julie and Brian, coming in for a birthday (Brian’s) extravaganza. I jokingly made a (loose) itinerary – so necessary when out-of-towners have just 4 days to do as much as possible in a city with so much to do. WeKEEP READING >


No Foolin’

The weather in Chicago warmed up so fast and suddenly this weekend, that no one knew what to wear. Seriously, it’s this time of year that gets weird, and nothing in your wardrobe seems to make sense anymore. While running errands the last couple of days (basically every task we’ve put off in the last few weeks), we admired the braveryKEEP READING >


The Week’s End

It’s Thursday, but this whole week has felt like one long, happy, relaxing weekend. After a busy, bustling holiday season with the Shop (thank you a million times over – I still pinch myself at the end of every painting day; ask Scott!), I’d been looking forward to a week of downtime, to recharge these batteries. Truth be told,KEEP READING >