Thursday, November 14, 2013

winter to-do list

Let's face it, it's already getting chilly willy in Chicago and even colder weather is headed our way [woof]. Luckily, the Holidays are just around the corner to warm our spirits and I'm definitely looking forward to their arrival. Since they come and go before we know it, I've made a list of things I want to do to help make the brutal winter months a little more bearable:
1. Attend ZooLights: This is a personal favorite. I love getting bundled up and admiring the transformation of the Lincoln Park Zoo into a beautiful, winter wonderland. Lights turn on November 29th and will be on every weekend (and some week nights) through January 5th

2. Visit a Blues/Jazz Club: Take in some beats (hopefully, by a fire) while enjoying a nice glass of wine

3. Go Ice Skating in Millennium Park: I've never been and have always wanted to go! The ice rink opens tomorrow, November 15th

4. Run a 5k: Either the Jingle Bell Run, the Santa Hustle, and/or the New Year's Day 5k 

5. Give Back: Volunteer some time, sign-up for my first Dance Marathon, and make a donation to The Salvation Army

6. Go to Bottle and Bottega: Make my very own work of art at this paint party

7. Drinks at The Drake: Get dressed to the nines and have a drink at this glamorous, historic landmark

8. Make Soup: Looking to try out some healthy, but delicious recipes

9. Go Skiing: It would be great to get out West [duh], but I would definitely be content with a day-trip to Wilmot or Alpine 

10. Take in the Magnificent Mile: I tend to avoid Michigan Ave. whenever possible. I cannot stand the crowded sidewalks and how s.l.o.w. the tourists walk, but this year, I want to do my Christmas shopping tourist style and take in the Mag Mile and all of its glory 

Bring it on, Jack Frost! xoxo

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