I feel like there has to be a Jack Johnson song to describe the kind of weekend I just had. I can’t remember the last time I felt so, well, “go with the flow.” I didn’t have anything in particular to do, but I had lots of people to do things with. How awesome is that? Besides work, the weekend was mine, and I didn’t commit to anything I didn’t want to do. Imagine that?
So if you know of the Jack Johnson song that reflects the chill, go with the flow attitude that I’m totally rocking right now, feel free to enlighten me. It’s basically every song he’s ever written anyway, right?
Saturday started with a partner workout at Sweat before I had to be at the store.
Partner workouts are the best because you are in constant competition with yourself and your partner. You don’t want to let them down! I’m also always humbled by the variety in these types of workouts. One second I’m killin’ it (box jumps? no problem) but the next I’m like a fish out of water (KB swings — I’m the worst!). Just when you think you know it all, you realize there’s always something to work on.
Saturday night was spent with my friends from college. It’s rare that we can all get together in the same place, so I was so grateful they all came over before a night out.
I woke up the next morning not feeling too hot (sugary drinks in the early hours of the am will do that to you!) so there was only one answer: BRUNCH.
The Green Goddess Scramble: two eggs, potatoes, Swiss chard, asparagus, broccoli and green onion topped with Swiss cheese and basil pesto. Phenomenal.
After eating I dragged my brunch companions to Sugar Fixe, a macaron bakery on Armitage. I’ve been meaning to try it ever since I moved to the city but the timing has never been just right to stop in.
When it comes to macarons, I’m a bit of a weirdo. I love looking at all the color and choices, as if I’m going to branch out and try something new, but I always walk away with chocolate. I’m the same way with fro-yo…I’ll sample every single flavor, but I usually end up with vanilla and a ton of toppings. It’s taken me years of experimentation, but I definitely am loyal to my favorites.
I ended up with a coffee and two chocolate macarons. They tasted like they were straight from Paris, which made my heart happy. Spencer and company were annoyed having to spend so much money on macarons (I will admit — they’re a little pricey), but after losing their macaron virginity they realized that deliciousness is worth any price.
My favorite part of the weekend? Sightseeing! On my way to brunch I took a new street that I had never been down before and was blown away by what I saw. So many gorgeous homes, so many undiscovered parks, so much life in bloom!
Just when I think I’m a city expert, Chicago throws a curve ball my way. There’s always something new to discover.
- Any new discoveries this weekend?
- Favorite brunch dish: GO!