Friday, May 27, 2011

It's A "Three Day Weekend" Kind of Weekend! YAY!

I have new sundresses, new shades and SPF 45....I'm ready for Memorial Day weekend! I'll be hitting up Randolph Street Market Festival on Saturday thanks to the two free tickets I won from Tara at Haute Lunch. Then the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, a Chicago Rush game to see my little sis jump around in booty shorts (she's one of the team's dancers) and a little Memorial Day barbecue. Not too shabby for Chicago Quirk!

Chicago beaches open today!!
I absolutely LOVE spending a Saturday afternoon hanging out at a lakefront beach. I like Montrose Beach since it's a less crowded, but there's much more eye candy and lively activity at North Avenue and Oak Street Beach. Either way, you can now get your beach on until September 5. (Although I'm such a wuss that I won't actually go in the water until August. Too cold!)

Being unemployed last year sucked, but at least I had some nice beach days!

Don't forget about Bike the Drive. Yes, I wussed out, but that doesn't mean you have to! (Note to self: maybe do something to prepare for a 30-mile actually get on a bike.)

And if you're looking for the perfect spot for a Memorial Day picnic, Time Out Chicago suggests these spots. I personally love Oz Park and North Pond in Lincoln Park.

Photo by Alan Klehr

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!


  1. The beach sounds fantastic! If only it wasn't 55 degrees outside right now :)

  2. Yay! What a great weekend! I'll be at the festival during the early bird hours tomorrow (8-10:30ish), but we ended up getting Cubs tix, so we'll be heading to the game midday! I'm also looking forward to the beach! I also like Montrose better, but am more often at North Ave b/c there's more volleyball down there. Hope you have a fab weekend! Maybe I will see you tomorrow bright and early!

  3. Yeah! Have a great beachy weekend! Too fun :) I bet Chicago is awesome on this long weekend. Have fun for me too then!

  4. o! i didnt realize the randolph street market was up and running, h keeps telling me we should go and that i would love it! have a great weekend lady and enjoy that sunshine :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  5. those spots would be pretty to have a picnic at! have a great 3 day weekend hun! :)

  6. Cannot wait for the randolph street market in june. cannot believe I missed this one!

  7. I ran along the lakefront this AM and was so excited to see all of the beaches set up!

  8. Hubby wussed out on bike the drive too, good thing, the weather was ick that morning!!

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