A huge part of wellness is healthy and encouraging friendships. Getting together with friends once or twice a month is so important to my well being. If you live in Chicago, the places to meet are endless.
A couple of my favorite spots to meet my girlfriends as of late...
Milk & Honey.
I love this cozy brunch hotspot in Wicker Park. It's walking distance from my condo which is so convenient and I just love the neighborhood vibe inside. It's quaint and usually quite packed (prepare to wait in line). Milk & Honey has the best coffee and my favorite oatmeal in the city (their pancakes are pretty yum too)
Gibson's is yes, majorly old school traditionalism and you think of old men in suits when you create a vision (OK, well I do) but, once in very rare awhile, I love meeting girlfriends for a glass of wine at an old Chicago staple. I appreciate their patio view and the happy hour crowd is friendly & fun.
I don't actually know why I am gravitating towards the restaurants with the over 50+ crowd as of late..ha.. but I think it's the ambiance of this place that I love, love, love (preferably the outdoor patio). I cannot get enough of their enchanting hidden patio. Who knew?! I didn't! This is the ultimate date spot or a great tucked away gem if you want to have a conversation with a friend where you can actually hear one another (quiet, Italian, lovely). Now that I am thinking of it, this place reminds me of my dad because this is so his style.
And finally, my rooftop. I have been lying low and enjoying the simple life as of late and hosting friends on my rooftop is quite special. A bottle of wine, humorous company and a Piece pizza delivery is well, kind of perfection.
Where you do you like to meet your friends for brunch, lunch or a glass of wine? Do tell (0:
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.